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ChurchWatch

Join Craig von Buseck weekdays as he shares his perspective on the major trends and news affecting the Body of Christ today.

November 2009 Entries

Revival Breaks out at Kansas City IHOP: Spreads Via Web

Revival, like forest fires, can spark wherever the lightning of the Holy Spirit strikes people hungry for God. In recent years we have seen such revivals ignite in places like Toronto, Smithton, Pensacola and Lakeland. Reports are coming in that the beginnings of such an outpouring seem to be taking place at IHOP in Kansas City.

posted @ Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:03 AM | Feedback (10)

Tulsa Megachurch Pastor, Billy Joe Daugherty Dies

Audible gasps were heard across the Victory Christian Center congregation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, near the end of the 9 a.m. service when associate pastor Bruce Edwards announced from the pulpit, “At 4:40 a.m. this morning, pastor graduated into heaven.” The Tulsa World reported the passing of Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty, the popular pastor of the Tulsa mega-church.

posted @ Monday, November 23, 2009 4:47 PM | Feedback (1)

The Church Fights Back: The Manhattan Declaration

To counter this anti-family, anti-religious movement, some key Christian leaders gathered on Friday, November 20th, in Washington, D.C., to announce what is being called The Manhattan Declaration -- a 4,732-word statement signed by a collection of Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical Christian leaders who are collaborating around moral issues of great concern.

posted @ Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:31 PM | Feedback (4)

Somalia: A Country with no Christians?

Where is the hardest place in the world to be a Christian citizen? North Korea, perhaps? Saudi Arabia? According to Lars Widerberg of Intercessor's Network, it is the nation of Somalia. There are thought to be no more than a thousand Christians in a resident population of 8 million people, with perhaps a few thousand more in the diaspora. The Islamist Shabab militia, which controls most of southern Somalia, is dedicated to hunting these remaining Christians down and eliminating every one of them

posted @ Monday, November 02, 2009 3:32 PM | Feedback (2)