Jimmy Stewart Articles

Victory Over Death

Sharon Daugherty’s tears came freely as the dim light of dawn began to break over the MD Anderson Cancer Center in...

NIV Bible Changes Gender-Inclusive Language

The world’s
best-selling Bible is getting an upgrade. Since its debut in 1978, the New
International Version, known as the NIV, has been the Bible of choice for
evangelicals, selling more copies than any other version. But a 2002
gender-inclusive edition bombed after being condemned as too liberal.

Translators hope
their latest edition, which is available for
preview at BibleGateway.com, will avoid a similar
fate. They’ve retained some of the language of the 2002 edition. But they also
made changes—like going back to using words such as “mankind” and
“man” instead of “human beings” and “people” — to
appease critics.

Running to Save a Life and Change Lives

Running to Save a Life and Change Lives

Running for His LifeGilbert Tuhabonye loves to run. Growing up in Burundi, he ran the African plains near his village every day, challenged often by other distance runners who wanted a race. “They would see dust,” he says, “because I would run like the wind.” 

Now 36, Tuhabonye never dreamed his youthful passion for running would one day save his life or become his gift of life to people a continent away. 

Of the Tutsi tribe, Tuhabonye was a middle-schooler when civil war ignited in his country between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes. One afternoon, Hutus came to his school.

U.S. Christians: Where’s the Love?

U.S. Christians: Where’s the Love?

Jesus prayed in John 17 that the world would know His followers by
their love. Yet nearly half of evangelicals recently polled in
America cite a lack of love as one of the primary contributions U.S.
Christians have made to society.

Some 48 percent listed a lack of love for others, as well as
violence, hatred, bigotry and intolerance as Christians’ greatest
negative contributions, according to a nationwide survey of American
adults released Monday by The Barna Group. By comparison, only about
25 percent of the nation listed those same items as the most
negative.

The difference reflected the survey’s findings that evangelicals
are even more likely than many other Americans to acknowledge the
faults of believers. They were “the single, most critical
subgroup of all,” according to the report, and least likely of
all respondents to say they were unable to identify any negative
contributions by Christians.

Running to Save a Life and Change Lives

Running for His Life

Running for His LifeGilbert Tuhabonye loves to run. Growing up in Burundi, he ran the African plains near his village every day, challenged often by other distance runners who wanted a race. “They would see dust,” he says, “because I would run like the wind.” 

Now 36, Tuhabonye never dreamed his youthful passion for running would one day save his life or become his gift of life to people a continent away. 

Of the Tutsi tribe, Tuhabonye was a middle-schooler when civil war ignited in his country between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes. One afternoon, Hutus came to his school.

The Best Seat in the House

The Best Seat in the House

I happened to have been named for a Hollywood actor, James Stewart. If you’ve
never heard of him, that’s understandable. He’s hardly a pop-culture icon
anymore. He had his day in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, dying in 1997 at age 89.
But once a year—at Christmastime—he’s all over the TV map. Sometimes two, maybe
three channels at the same time run his famous, either-you-love-it-or-hate-it
movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Ironically, during most of that film,
Stewart’s character, George Bailey, is miserable. Life for him is anything but
wonderful.

George was a small-town guy who had dreams of leaving his
dudsville hometown, Bedford Falls, for high adventure. He was just about to get
that dream started when real life slammed him. The needs of others arose, and
out of his compassion he responded. Before he knew it, he had sacrificed his own
education for his brother’s, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat,
protected the town from the greed of a greasy banker named Potter, married his
childhood sweetheart, and started a family.

Apocalypse Tomorrow

Apocalypse Tomorrow

"It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." When piano-bar musician Tony Delgatto (George Segal) croons those R.E.M. lyrics to a sloshed crowd in the new film 2012, he has no idea he's performing the intro to a seismic disaster that's about to take...

Faith Tourism Sees Growth

Faith Tourism Sees Growth

May 8, 2009 -- Even during an economic downturn, faith-based tourism is a growing industry, with some 300 million people taking religious-oriented trips each year, making up an $18 billion segment of the overall tourism industry. A U.S. Department of Commerce report...

‘Charisma’ Interview with Brian Zahnd

‘Charisma’ Interview with Brian Zahnd

Charisma's managing editor, Jimmy Stewart, recently sat down with Pastor  Brian Zahnd to discuss his newest book  What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life. To purchase this book click here.  Charisma: Your new book, What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life, is based...

1906: The Year the Earth Shook

When the Pentecostal movement began, americans were concerned about corporate greed, fuel prices, an earthquake that destroyed a major u.s. city and a tidal wave that killed 2,500 in florida.

God’s Beacon of Hope In Houston

Bob Ferguson started a treatment program six years ago that has helped countless addicts kick harmful habits.Come Friday afternoons, and Bob Ferguson is ready to pack his tackle, hitch his boat and roar off solo in his truck for a weekend of fishing. There's hardly...

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