Following are snippets of the top stories posted on charismanews.com over the past week. We encourage you to visit the links to read the stories in full.
Destiny Christian Church (DCC) has announced that their first satellite campus will be the historic Capital Christian Center (CCC) in Sacramento, California.
This move by the charismatic megachurch in Rocklin, California, will assist the financially struggling CCC and the large Christian school associated with the church.
"Destiny Christian Church and Capital Christian Center share over 130 years of ministry in the Sacramento region. We have the same heartbeat to preach the Gospel, teach biblical truth and give people hope. A couple months ago, Pastor Rick Cole and Pastor Greg Fairrington began to dialogue about a formal ministry collaboration. Our priority has always been about the stability, unity and health of the ministry," the announcement reads.
Families visiting Disneyland recently were in for a surprise when they were met by one of the "Fairy Godmother's Apprentices."
Turns out it was a grown man with a mustache.
The Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique is designed for young girls and offers "magical makeovers for royalty-in-training ages 3 to 12."
With the growth and prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) exploding, some critics have worries and fears about how the technology could be misused and abused; others see the potential for the incredible advances it could spark.
End-times author Jeff Kinley recently told CBN's Faithwire that much about the impact of AI "remains to be seen," though he detailed some potential cautions.
"One of the biggest concerns is that it replaces human intelligence," Kinley said. "We are moving, as a society, towards replacing humanity in just about every way possible—replacing human labor, human thought, human writing, trying to pretty much put humanity to the margins of the narrative here."
There appears to be a large divide between how people view Jesus compared to how they view His followers.
Jesus is viewed quite favorably by most people, not just by Christians but also members of other faiths. When it comes to Christians however, especially in examples such as megachurches and celebrity pastors, the opinions sour rapidly, even among the Christian community.
In a national survey conducted by the Barna Group, the third part of their "Spiritually Open" series, 2,005 U.S. teens and adults were asked from December 13-22, 2022, if they had positive views on a variety of aspects of Christianity.
On Friday, May 26, MorningStar Ministries founder Rick Joyner suffered a series of strokes.
Acting President of MorningStar Ministries and Lead Pastor of MorningStar Church Chris Reed made the announcement on Pentecost Sunday:
"Our founder, Rick Joyner, had a stroke. It seemed that he had a succession of mini-strokes that, after the MRI was confirmed, he had a stroke on the right side of his brain. He's in the hospital and Julia is of course with him and his family," Reed told the MorningStar congregation.
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