How Can GOOD FRIDAY Truly Be “Good”?

  This Good Friday doesn’t look so good in the news. One quick glance at the headlines this morning was, frankly, depressing: Parents sentenced to life for torturing their own children; Two administrations in a row ignoring massive cyber attacks that have gravely diminished trust in our democratic system; Two young teen girls hatching a plot to murder nine of their peers, now facing serious prison time… What in the world is going on? We all know it’s not just this Friday. From our perspective, Good Friday was ‘good’ because it was necessary. When someone suffers or dies for a noble cause we rightly pause to honor the sacrifice. In… Read More

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What Changes in 20 Years?

As we come into the final stretch of our 2019 Door of Hope Campaign, I’ve been thinking a lot about what changes in two decades. Yesterday I was rummaging through old family pictures. There are toddler pics of our kids being doted on by smiling grandparents – some of whom are now ‘Heaven-home.’ There are hilarious poses in dance costumes, school uniforms or covered in mud after rainstorms on our Texas farm, their faces changing over time to look more like Mom and Dad. You probably have pictures like this strewn around your home in photo albums, desk drawers or old frames lining your hallways. Then I took some time looking… Read More

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2018 Compassion Radio Bibles Project!

Read the Compassion Radio Partner Letter for November/December, 2018 with details on this year’s very special Bible Project with a New Partner! Please feel free to forward to your family, friends, church and other folks interested in making an eternal difference in people’s lives this Christmas! For a downloadable PDF Click Below… cr201811-12-letter-4page Click HERE To Give NOW!  

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“Refugee is Not a Four-Letter Word” or “The Law of Intended Consequences”

Yesterday was “World Refugee Day.” 1 The short introduction to the U.N. page on this event states simply “…the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.” Put another way: “We the people stand with people, especially those in dire circumstances.” Think about that for a moment. It is a pro-life, anti-war statement of the inherent worth in every human life. And it’s a natural extension of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which, in the aftermath of the horrors of World War, is one of the crowning diplomatic and legal achievements of the 20th Century.2 Politically speaking, that we even have a “World Refugee Day”… Read More

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Greece’s Island of Despair (The Latest on Syrian Refugees in Greece…)

[Note from Bram: This excellent piece expands on my firsthand report from September, 2017.] Text by ILIANA MAGRA MARCH 29, 2018 A Syrian family trying to keep warm at a makeshift camp near Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos. CreditMauricio Lima for The New York Times His brown eyes sunken and flat, Jahangir Baroch had spent another sleepless night in the metal container on the Greek island of Lesbos where he has lived for more than a year. “There was no electricity in the container last night,” Mr. Baroch, 26, said desperately, at a center for refugees, away from the holding camp in Moria, where he is housed. “It was like a… Read More

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What’s So Good About Good Friday? – CR CLASSIC

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It’s a paradox. God willingly sacrifices Himself for the humanity that boastfully, gleefully kills Him. It makes no sense. There was absolutely no beauty in the torture, the pain, the blood, the death. Everything we hope for in a Savior is savagely obliterated in the violent scene played out in Jerusalem. And yet… We can’t not look at the Cross. At the broken and battered offering. What is really going on at Calvary? Norm takes a hard and lingering look at what Christ did and continues to do.

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74th Anniversary Classic Show – Life at its Best

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Looking back into the long history of this broadcast ministry, The Morning Chapel Hour eventually became known as “Life at its Best.” By that time, Norm Nelson had taken over the reigns of the daily broadcast from his father, Wilbur Nelson. The thrust of this new approach was to encourage American Christians to become more involved and active.. to not just HEAR the word, but DO the word. Here from the archives is Norm Nelson with ‘Life at its Best.’

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