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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Press Release: Save the Persecuted Christians Coalition Disheartened at Continued Imprisonment of Pastor Andrew Brunson

The following is a press release.  This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Suzanne and David E. McClendon, Sr. or Manian Debil Productions.




Save the Persecuted Christians Coalition Disheartened at Continued Imprisonment of Pastor Andrew Brunson
Brunson Has Been Imprisoned Since October 2016; Trial Continues
WASHINGTON—Along with Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is expressing dismay today at the continued imprisonment of North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained since the fall of 2016 on accusations of spying or aiding terror groups.
At his hearing in Turkey today, a court ruled that Brunson will be detained at least until his next hearing Oct. 12. Many have been working tow ard Brunson’s release, such as individual believers, groups like STPC Coalition, the Trump administration and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). More than 584,000 signed an ACLJ petition on Brunson’s behalf.
“With the news of his continued imprisonment breaking today, Save The Persecuted Christians calls on President Trump, the administration and our legislators to step it up and do everything in their power to bring home American pastor Andrew Brunson jailed in Turkey as a political pawn on false charges of conspiracy,” said Dede Laugesen, member of the STPC Coalition.
Earlier this month, a Turkish newspaper reported that Brunson may be released at today’s hearing because of the national and international attention Brunson’s case had received, according to CBN News. But Brunson’s trial now continues, HotAir.com reported, urging the White House to mobilize further for his release. Brunson was arrested by the Turkish government in October 2017 and faced up to 35 years in jail on charges of espionage and terrorism.
The Washington Post also reported today: “Brunson’s supporters and independent analysts have called the accusations baseless and say he is being used as a bargaining chip by Turkey to win concessions from the United States.”  
The STPC Coalition, which advocates on behalf of 215 million Christians facing heavy persecution worldwide, was also part of a protest organized last month in Washington, D.C. The Coalition continues to work diligently to disseminate actionable information about ways in which the American people can help those like Pastor Brunson who are being persecuted for their faith. Americans can lend support by encouraging their pastors and faith leaders to visit www.SaveThePersecutedChristians.org and order a free banner to display in front of their houses of worship.
These simple banners feature the Arabic “nun” character, which has become an international symbol for the oppression of Christians ever since the Islamic State used this first letter of the Arabic word for “Nazarene” to designate homes of followers of Christ targeted for persecution.
Raising awareness is an important first step, especially as Christian persecution occurs so routinely it rarely makes headlines. For example, according to Open Doors, 255 Christians are killed worldwide every month. 104 Christians are abducted. 180 Christian women are raped, sexually assaulted or forced into marriage. 160 Christians are detained or imprisoned without trial. And 66 churches are attacked. Every month.
The STPC Coalition is a building movement, similar to one in the 1970s that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—so as to impel policy changes that will hold the persecutors accountable and increase the costs for their crimes against humanity. Building such a movement is necessary to provide American policymakers the leverage needed to influence change worldwide and to alleviate the suffering of those—like Pastor Brunson—who are being persecuted merely because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

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How to Win a Soul to Christ and Make It a Lifestyle: Making Soul Winning Easy by Linda D. Casraiss ISBN: 978-1-9736-0530-0

The title How to Win a Soul to Christ and Make It a Lifestyle: Making Soul Winning Easy by Linda D. Casraiss sets a lofty goal for the author and the reader. Does it accomplish what it promises?

Actually, it doesn’t. After reading this book, Christians are still going to have questions and doubts.  However, Casraiss does give her readers some great insights and many scripture references to help one learn a little more about leading a non-believer to Christ.

Many people out there are praying for their loved ones to be saved.  Often, that loved one is not interested in hearing the Word again from the one who is praying for them.  But, they are interested in hearing a fresh perspective from someone else. You could be that someone.

By reading this book and dedicating yourself to a lot of prayer and reflection, you just might feel a little more like you are able to win someone to Christ.


Five Star Review

We give How to Win a Soul to Christ and Make It a Lifestyle all five stars.  We think that it is an excellent resource and that it could be very helpful.  

This would make an absolutely wonderful text for your small group Bible study.  A group could get together in the church and support and encourage one another. We think your church would greatly benefit from such a plan.



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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Press Release: Biblically Responsible Investing—Massive Growth Over a Quarter of a Century Timothy Plan Highlights Faith-Based Investing, with Over $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

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Biblically Responsible Investing—Massive Growth Over a Quarter of a Century
Timothy Plan Highlights Faith-Based Investing, with Over $1 Billion in Assets Under Management
ORLANDO, Fla.—Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) continues to grow exponentially, due in part to 25 years of expanded awareness and success of financial advisers who are dedicated to help investors glorify God with their financial resources.
Timothy Plan has helped investors achieve their financial goals while investing in a biblically and morally responsible manner by thoroughly researching each company to determine the actions of the firm on several levels. For instance, Timothy Plan does not invest in companies that support pornography, the abortion industry or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of Scripture, or that are actively participating in activities that have proven to be destructive to our communities-at-large.
According to Timothy Plan, a Christian Investment Forum (CIF) Financial Advisor Survey conducted among attendees at a 2017 conference sponsored by CIF indicated a sharp increase in awareness of BRI among financial advisers. Almost 90 percent of advisers felt “somewhat educated” about BRI, with 57 percent feeling “well educated.” A comparable survey in 2013 found only 33 percent felt they were “well educated.”
Respondents were also asked whether they agreed with this statement: “Faith-based Investing can meet the fiduciary requirements of their clients, and is a credible and appropriate method to invest in a professional manner.” Only 4 percent disagreed, while the vast majority—83 percent—agreed.
“This survey was encouraging, as more than 88 percent of the advisers were also ‘interested in recommending investments that align with client values,’” said Timothy Plan Art Ally. “Another 61 percent reported they were ‘very interested.’ For those who aren’t offering BRI, two-thirds are interested in learning more so they can potentially offer this to their clients who want to honor God with their investments. And the numbers back up this interest. We are blessed to report that as of this time last year, Timothy Plan had $1 billion in assets under management.”
One of these advisers who works closely with Timothy Plan is Mark Minnella, author of the new book, “The Wall Street Awakening.”
“If I call myself a Christian and I represent myself as a financial adviser, then I must acknowledge I am a Christian financial adviser, and as such, must be true to both parts—100 percent Christian and 100 percent financial adviser,” Minnella told Timothy Plan. “The good news here was that there is no conflict. Investing with biblical integrity allowed me a solution that didn’t force me, or my clients, to deny the financial needs of the physical, temporal world for the spiritual, but embraced a greater reality.”
The first of its kind, Timothy Plan is a family of mutual funds that screens its funds to ensure that no money is invested in companies that are supportive of ideals that are contrary to their biblical, moral imperative. The trend of biblically responsible investing, or BRI, is growing rapidly. In fact, last year, Timothy Plan alone reached $1 billion of assets under management.
Since 1994, Timothy Plan has existed to help advisers and investors achieve their financial goals through a pro-life, pro-family approach to investing—not only to benefit the investor but the broader culture. Timothy Plan is firmly committed to running a mutual fund company with the integrity, excellence and wisdom that brings honor and glory to Jesus Christ and is a beacon for Godly stewardship in the financial community.
Mutual funds are available through a prospectus by contacting the fund or a financial professional. When considering a mutual fund, investors should always carefully read the prospectus before investing to analyze the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.
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Beauty Redefined: How to Feel Authentically Beautiful in Today’s World by Seline Shenoy ISBN: 978-178710-804-2

Beauty Redefined: How to Feel Authentically Beautiful in Today’s World by Seline Shenoy is a fairly short book at only 144 pages. At first, I wasn’t so sure that I was going to be able to give it a good review. Ms. Shenoy seemed to be putting a woman’s view of herself fully in her lap and not making those feeding her insecurities responsible for their actions.

As I read further, my thoughts changed. I understood that she was looking to help society overall, not just the women themselves, change its view and how a woman’s beauty is defined.

We are brought up being told that it is what is on the inside that matters. However, what is drilled into us out in the “real” world is completely the opposite. The world tells us we can’t be both old AND beautiful. We have to be young, skinny, and perky to be worth love and admiration.

Ms. Shenoy seeks to help women find that inner beauty that we were raised hearing about. This book includes an Assessment for Negative Self-Image, as well as a quiz titled “Define Your Beauty Archetype Quiz”. There are explanations of each archetype after the quiz.


Five Star Review


There is also an awesome section called “The 10 Characteristics That Define a True Beauty”. I printed out the ten characteristics and taped them above my computer as a daily reminder that beauty isn’t about looks; it's not that shallow. True beauty is really about what is on the inside. Even if this book were no good otherwise, it would earn the five stars based on this section alone.

I think it is a book that every woman needs to read and take to heart.




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