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Las Vegas Christian TV Station Launches New Family Channel

LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Dale Davidson, President of Las Vegas Tonight TV and Dale Wynn Davidson Ministries, announced today at the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention in Las Vegas, NV, that The Family Channel is joining The Walk TV as “family friendly” television offerings now available via FREE TV in the Las Vegas market.

Davidson had been part-owner, President and General Manager of KEEN-TV in Las Vegas prior to selling the station and leaving his position following the transition to new ownership. His 10 year tenure at KEEN has uniquely positioned Davidson for his new venture, Davidson notes.

“I am so pleased to be able to once again offer 24/7 Christian television to Las Vegans,” Davidson said. “The station I’m operating now, KNBX-TV, channel 31.2, is a fulltime, local Christian television alternative in Las Vegas. Television viewers seeking quality, clean entertainment and inspiration will surely find that KNBX-TV, channel 31.2 will fit their needs.”

KNBX-TV carries The Walk TV network on channel 31.2. The network is also simulcast on channel 47.8 in the Las Vegas market and is available in several Las Vegas Strip hotels as well. Both channels are viewer and advertiser supported and operated by Las Vegas Tonight TV, a non-profit community service of Dale Wynn Davidson Ministries.

The Family Channel is a new addition to Las Vegas Tonight TV and features family friendly programming suitable for the entire family. Beginning this week, the new television channel is broadcasting as FREE TV over channel 31.5.

“I am so excited that we will be offering the kind of family television that has been lacking on the broadcast networks as well as cable TV,” Davidson exclaimed. “This is exactly the programming that viewers have been clamoring for,” he added.

Davidson also hosts and produces a one hour interview program, “Las Vegas Tonight,” that features revealing interviews of Christian entertainers, sports figures, community and political leaders, along with pastors and other ministry innovators in Las Vegas and around the world.

“Las Vegas Tonight” airs Saturday evenings at 8 pm Pacific / 11 pm Eastern on “The Walk TV” television network, which has more than 275 affiliates across the United States. The program now also airs three times daily on the Vegas Life TV Network, via Dream Satellite TV, in more than 10 million homes throughout Asia, including the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Davidson describes his ministry as one that exists to spread the Gospel around the world and to promote other ministries that are serving others, particularly in the Las Vegas metro area. His recently released book, “Las Vegas Tonight: From Sin City to Vegas Saints,” profiles ministry leaders and exemplary Christian servants who are serving Las Vegans in many ways. The 10 people covered in the book have all been guests on his “Las Vegas Tonight” television show.

Las Vegas Tonight TV and Dale Wynn Davidson Ministries are operating in newly-remodeled offices and studios at 2585 S. Jones Blvd. near the Las Vegas Strip.

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Australia Calls World to Pray & Fast for Seven Days for USA from 30 April – 6 May 2015

CANBERRA, Australia, April, 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — The team behind Australia’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting with other prayer leaders are calling the nations of the world to prayer and fasting for seven days for USA. This period of prayer will take place from 30 April – 6 May 2015.  April 30 is America’s National Day of Repentance (NDOR) May 7 is the 64th Annual National Day of Prayer (NDP)

Warwick Marsh, Australian coordinator, said, “30 April is the 226th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as a devout Christian president and the 152nd anniversary of Lincoln’s Day of ‘Humiliation, Prayer and Fasting’ held during the devastating times of the Civil War. The theme for the USA National Day of Prayer on 7 May, 2015 ‘Lord Hear Our Cry’ is taken from 2 Kings 8:28:  ‘Give attention to your servant’s prayer and his pleas for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.'” See this prayer for America:

Alison Jessup from Australia said, “We in Australia believe it is our turn to bless the nation of America and pray for healing for the USA  through prayer and fasting according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.  We in Australia are grateful for the protection that America gave Australia and the nations of the free world during World War II. The 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea, led by the USA, was the turning point in the Second World War for Australia.”

Ps Matt Prater from Australia said, “We are calling the nations of the world to join in prayer and fasting with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the USA.  Last year we had people from over 40 nations join with us. This year we are believing for over 100 nations to join us in prayer and fasting for the USA.”

Lana Vawser from Australia said, “There is a fight for the destiny of the USA right now. The destiny of America hangs in the balance. The Lord is calling his people to arise and pray for the United States of America. It is time to contend.”

Pope Cites Armenia Genocide

NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the remarks made yesterday by Pope Francis:
There are two good reasons why Pope Francis chose to address the genocide of the Armenian people. First, Armenia was the world’s first Christian country. Second, this year marks the centennial of the 20th century’s first genocide. It should also be noted that it was Muslims who were responsible for these atrocities, and they are at it again today.
The Turkish government says the pope is guilty of promoting “unfounded claims.” It is wrong: nothing the Holy Father said is historically inaccurate, though in fairness, there have been “unfounded claims.”
It is true that some observers have lumped together those Armenians who died as the result of disease, famine, and war with those who were singled out for extinction. It is also true that there is evidence supporting the claim that some Turkish officials took steps to protect the lives of Armenians during the deportations. But they also failed in serious ways.
One of the most astute historians to cover these events is William B. Rubinstein. After conceding that some accounts have been unfair to the Turks, he writes, “Most of the evidence suggests…that the Turkish authorities actively masterminded the mass killing of the Armenians as a deliberate policy.” On the other hand, the popular claim that 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed appears to be an exaggeration. Rubinstein puts the figure at about 1 million. But this hardly exculpates Turkish officials. “This was certainly the greatest massacre of civilians in what can be described as the Western world in modern times until that point,” he writes, “and one of the greatest slaughters in recorded history, as well as the first of the demonic slaughters of the twentieth century.”
On the eve of the Holocaust, Hitler told his military, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” This is why it was important for Pope Francis to cite this event. Moreover, Muslim madmen are carrying out another genocide of Christians today. Some things never change.
On the eve of the Holocaust, Hitler told his military, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” This is why it was important for Pope Francis to cite this event. Moreover, Muslim madmen are carrying out another genocide of Christians today. Some things never change.

A Biblical Case for an Active Patriotism

By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

Scripture tells us that no man is perfect. From this we know that no creation of man is perfect, therefore no nation is perfect. Even so many Christians find themselves very proud of their country. Many born elsewhere have feelings of pride about both their nation of birth, and their new homeland. What does the Bible say about these feelings of patriotism, and what should our reaction be ?

First let us consider the words of Ezra 7:26 “ And whoever will not do the law of your God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily on him, whether it be to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.”(KJV) So here we see that our obligation to God and our obligation to country are linked. Now combine that with what Christ said at Mark 12:17 “ And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marveled at him.”(KJV) At the time Jesus was speaking directly about taxes. But notice he didn’t say pay your taxes, or give him his money. He said “things.” By speaking in the plural he tells us that he is answering more than the immediate, specific question. He is in fact saying much like Ezra 7 that we cannot be obedient followers of God and not be concerned about duty to our nation. We see the same idea yet again at Romans 13 :1 “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (NLT) If God is the source of authority, how can we as Christians turn a blind eye to how it is being used. We as people of God must be watchful over that which he has established. This is particularly true in democratic societies such as here in the United States. So we see from these verses that we cannot totally separate our duty to God, and our duty to country. More than mere patriotism we owe an active responsibility to those God has placed in authority.

But what of the argument that we should be in this world, but not of this world based on Romans 12:2 which says “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” This verse does not mean we should be separate from the affairs of our nation. What it means that our involvement in affairs of state should not be our focus, but that our focus should be on God. We should not draw upon political debate for wisdom and knowledge, but on God’s word. In fact it tells us that we and our knowledge of God’s word should shape the political debate, not the other way around.

How then do we serve God, through our duty to our nation. Our most important duty is found in 1 Timothy 2:2 where it says that we should pray “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” (KJV) However God can not bless the fruits of our prayers, unless they are paired with action. As Mark 12 tells us we should pay our taxes. We should also vote, attend government meetings etc. Most importantly as Christians we are the advocates for God’s word in every sphere of society. Probably no other sphere depends so heavily on that advocacy than the governing of our nation !

Social Media’s Fastest Growing Faith-Based Social Media App

Share A Prayer App Now Available for Install as a Facebook Desktop App — Application Allows Christians to Share Prayers, Inspirational Thoughts and Greetings to friends and family via Facebook.

MIAMI, April 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — John Swisher and Joseph Bellissimo, co-founders of Pray Forward, Inc., are pleased to announce the launch of the newest addition to the Share A Prayer product line with the Share A Prayer Facebook Desktop App. This stand-alone app comes on the heels of the initial launch of the Share A Prayer App which is widely considered to be “the fastest growing faith-based social media app.” The new Desktop app allows Christians all over the world to share prayers, inspirational thoughts and greetings to friends and family directly from their Facebook account.
The Share A Prayer Facebook Desktop App offers multiple prayer categories, each containing a database of prayers, inspirational thoughts, bible verses and greetings to show friends and family that you are thinking about them. Categories include Lent & Easter, Thinking of You, Birthdays, Pet Sympathy, Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Birth, Wedding, Sacraments, and Congratulations with the expansion of additional prayer categories coming soon.
New and exciting features with the Facebook Desktop App include additional customization options allowing users to personalize their prayers even more. The app allows users to either upload their own Facebook photos to use as a background or select from preloaded background and color options, as well as frame, filter, placement and text options.
First launched as an iOS app, Share A Prayer is Bellissimo’s most passionate project. A practicing Catholic and active parishioner himself, he was inspired by people praying for one another on social media, and wanted to create applications that gave individuals the opportunity to share meaningful prayers and greetings with one another via their smart phones, desktops, notebooks through text, email or Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
Available on Facebook, in the App Store and at, Share A Prayer is available for free. Andriod expansion and Spanish version coming soon.
About Share A Prayer
Share A Prayer applications allow Christians all over the world to share prayers, thoughts, and greetings through social media, text, and e-mail. Available for free on both Facebook and the App Store, both apps have 10 prayer categories available with a database of prayers.

BY FAITH with Frank Shelton to join Sky Angel T.V. On Monday April 27th.

By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield Editor, FaithInspires.Org

You may have seen his commentary on Fox News, or read his articles in the Christian Post. Or even read his book Carrying Greatness. Frank Shelton’s fiery outgoing style has rocked churches and high school gymnasiums across the country. Beginning April 27th you can hear from him every Monday at 7a.m. on his new show By Faith. The show will air on Sky Angel T.V. and will also be carried on Dish Network on Channel 262. Sky Angel will soon begin airing a 30 second promo to generate interest in the new show. The show will be aired right before Joyce Meyer’s . It is estimated that as many as 14 million people will view each episode.

Shelton is known for his humility, and approachability, much of which is expected to translate over to the new show. He is very active on Facebook keeping his many friends and fans “ in the loop,” about what his ministry is doing. There he had this to say about his ministry journey leading up to this new show, “When I was 10 years old the Lord used me to bring 22 FRIENDS to Vacation Bible School in one week in 1982 at a country church in MD. Three years later, my godmother and I shared the Gospel in Hollywood, CA with Sylvester Stallone. Then we shared with FAMOUS. In 2012, I was honored to serve as a chaplain and tapped Evangelism Chairman of Olympics outreach in London, England and was blessed to share the Gospel with the finest athletes in the world. For past four years, it’s been an honor on multiple times to be a religion contributor on Fox News in their Capitol Hill, Dallas TX & New York City studios and now God graciously paved the way to speak weekly to a FEW more on the Dish Network. “

The first episode will also feature an appearance by Christian singer Nicole C Mullen. Mullen has sung backup for both Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys. She has done songwriting for Jaci Velasquez, and choreography for Amy Grant. Her own album Talk About It was certified gold in 2008.

Shelton has credited the sacrificial giving of Tabernacle Church of Praise in Calhoun, GA., and the efforts of. Sky Angel T.V., and the staff at CTN 10 in southwest Florida for helping make the show possible. He has also expressed his gratitude for the friends and prayer partners who have gotten him to this point. In fact in announcing the show on Facebook he asked his followers “ Please pray for boldness, clarity, humility and wisdom as we point people far from God to a personal relationship with the Living Lord. Half the episodes will be clips of me preaching across the Country and also interviewing some friends from the road.”

March Madness Foul: The Freedom From Religion Atheist Group Attacks Top NCAA Basketball Teams Over Chaplains

MADISON, Wis., March 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — March Madness is sweeping the United States for the NCAA Basketball Championships. At the same time, the Freedom From Religion (FFR) is harassing six teams for having chaplains.

Louisville, Wichita State, Maryland, Oklahoma, Kansas and Virginia are being pressured to provide FFR their financial records. However, the chaplains are not being paid by the universities to do Christian work. (Global Dispatch)

Last fall, FFR did the same to top NCAA football teams throughout the United States, but their charges were found to be false. They were attacking Christian leaders for working with athletes in their spare time on a voluntary basis.

“Freedom From Religion claims they support freedom of speech, but they continue to attack Christians,” states 4 Winds Christian Athletics President Steve McConkey. “They were founded in the 1970s because they did not like pro-life people and the founder was part of the Zero Population Growth movement to control the population. Not your average citizens.”

Steve McConkey is the President of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4 WINDS). Steve and his wife started working in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. 4 WINDS was formed in 1988 and expanded to all sports in 2014. Steve regularly appears on worldwide radio and is frequently quoted in articles throughout the world.

“If enough Christians and institutions stand up, Freedom From Religion will not be able to bully people,” says McConkey. “When a society loses it Christian foundation, eventually no one benefits, even atheists. Christians need to pray and realize this is a spiritual problem as non-believers want to impose their made-up morality on others.”

Steve has a Master of Public Health from Western Kentucky University with honors and a BS-Public Health from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Steve became a Christian in 1976 after reading the New Testament.

He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade. Ministry headquarters have been in Eugene, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and now in Madison, Wisconsin where Freedom From Religion is located. Steve operates Big Planet Watch and Track and Field Report at

According to an article at the Global Dispatch, Freedom From Religion says, “One in three Americans under the age of 30 identifies as nonreligious, making it very likely these chaplains are imposing their religion on students who are not religious and just want to play basketball.”

Pope Francis Visit Website Gets America Ready for the Pope

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, March 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — When the news is overloaded with Pope Francis, where do you get the details on his upcoming U.S. visit?

Catholic to the Max, the Ohio-based family company famous for their t-shirts, coffee mugs, and framed art, has made the all-in-one solution. They call it is a comprehensive website providing information on Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States. Finding historical background and keeping up with the latest information on a papal visit to America usually means jumping from site-to-site on the web, but Catholic to the Max has created a one-stop-shop for that.

“We’ve been down this road before, back in 2008, when we realized there was no all-in-one website for Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S.” says Mark Nelson, the owner of Catholic to the Max.

“There was a ‘Pope in New York’ website made by New York, there was a ‘Pope in D.C.’ website made by D.C., but there was no all-inclusive website with shopping, travel, and the whole shebang, so we made one ourselves.”

A devout Catholic and father of nine children, Nelson and his Catholic to the Max are no strangers to Papal visits, having run the official retail arm of the 2008 Pope Benedict Visit to Washington, D.C. as well as his own unofficial websites in the past.

“We’re just doing what we love: celebrating the Pope. We don’t need to be labeled ‘official’ in order to love the Holy Father in our own way. This is what we do.”

The “unofficial” nature of the website, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t get official products there. In addition to supplying Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families with retail merchandise, Nelson is also licensed to sell the official World Meeting Icon on his own website and to Catholic bookstores across the country.

“The World Meeting has an official icon of the Holy Family that we can beautifully reproduce on canvas, wood, even coffee mugs. Parishes have already been buying their own Holy Family icon reproductions and setting them up at the front of the church. Everything we sell goes to support the World Meeting, both monetarily and prayerfully.”

Prayerfully? Nelson believes that prayers for Catholic families in general, and the World Meeting of Families specifically, are necessary over the next several months, and the Holy Family icon can help encourage that.

“Having that official image at the front of the church during Mass or having small prints available on a table in the back is a huge reminder and wake-up call for the average Catholic: this World Meeting is a big deal, and we need to get the word out and to pray.”

Catholic to the Max is based in Steubenville, Ohio. World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis products are available at, or by phone at 800.895.6267.

What Compass Guides Your Thinking ?

By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield Editor, FaithInspires.Org

In today’s world we are surrounded by more information, more often than any other time in history. The set of thinking skills we use to determine what is true or useful is called discernment. This set of thinking skills is more important in regards to our faith than any other part of our lives. Consider what the Bible says at Leviticus 10:10” “ And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;” (KJV) So obviously if the Bible addresses it directly it is very important.

Even as adults we can fall subject to what is called peer pressure. Our actions are sometimes ruled by our need to be popular. They of course should be guided by God’s word instead. Look at what is said in Proverbs 21:2. “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.”(KJV) Everybody wants to feel independent, to be an original. But are these desires the best way to grow our faith ? Not in a vacuum they are not. Navigators at sea always take care to consider error and deviation. Magnetic deviation has to do with the earth’s magnetic field being different in different parts of the world. Error on the other hand has to do with every compass being different. In much the same way when we looking to guide our thinking and decisions, we need to make sure that the information we are using is accurate. We also need to make sure we are using the right information to get us where we want to go. Without God’s word, and his leading through the Holy Spirit we lack a vital perspective in our decision making. So how are we to make the right choices ? Psalm 119 verse 125 tells us, “I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.” (KJV) So the obvious answer in this case is the right answer. If we want help correctly aligning our thinking with God’s thinking we should ask him directly ! It may seem odd that we keep coming back to prayer. However we cannot overstate the importance of prayer and the connection to God that it feeds.

Often when people want to learn a new language they use what is called “immersion” training. How this works is they bring their new language into every part of their life. They literally surround themselves with what they are trying to learn. We as Christians are not trying to just learn a new language, but a whole new way of thinking and behaving. If that is true, why do we think we can get so much more done, with so much less effort ? After we pray for discernment we should surround ourselves with God’s word. We should “immerse” ourselves in God’s way of thinking to the point that our thoughts become one. 1 John 2:15-17 sums it up quite nicely. “ Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” So when you are looking for discernment to guide your decisions in life, make sure you are using the right “compass.” Always remember to the Christian the only compass needed is God’s word prayerfully considered.

’60 Minutes’ Sunday will Report on Plight of Christians in Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — This Sunday, “60 Minutes” will air Lara Logan’s report on the plight of the Christian church in Iraq. Among those interviewed for the program was Bishop Bashar Warda whose flock has expanded by 60,000 as Erbil has abandoned thousands of those displaced by the Islamic State.

21Wilberforce also met with Bishop Warda and other faith leaders during a January visit to northern Iraq and issued a report entitled “Edge of Extinction” ( Just as Bishop Warda’s flock has grown exponentially, dozens of priests from Mosul and surrounding areas have seen their flocks decimated with a reported 12 Christian families leaving Iraq daily due to the violence and desperate circumstances of their prolonged displacement.

“I am pleased to see 60 Minutes shining a bright light on the existential crisis facing Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq—a crisis which increasingly looks like genocide. As we approach April, Genocide Prevention Month, we must not let the words ‘Never Again’ ring hollow,” said former Congressman Frank Wolf, co-founder of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.

Yesterday the United Nations human rights office released a report which found that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in its attacks against ethnic and religious groups in the country. Specifically the UN mission gathered information regarding acts of violence perpetrated against civilians because of their affiliation with an ethnic or religious group and then surmised, “It is reasonable to conclude that some of these incidents, considering the overall information, may constitute genocide.

“The church in the West must stand in solidarity with our beleaguered brothers and sisters in Iraq, Syria and throughout the Middle East who find themselves in the murderous crosshairs of the Islamic State,” remarked Wilberforce president and co-founder Dr. Randel Everett.


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