• Couple’s Healing Ministry ‘Scripted’ For Film and Television Professionals

    Mel and Desiree Ayers, whose TV success almost brought them tragedy, share with Hollywood what God has done for them.

  • WATCH: Why Israel Matters to Every Christian

    WATCH: Why Israel Matters to Every Christian

    Watch John M. Brown, founder of Zion Oil & Gas, offer an impromptu explanation of the importance of Judaism to every Christian.  

  • Perry Stone Offers Keys to Signs and Seasons

    Perry Stone Offers Keys to Signs and Seasons

    Perry Stone pioneered an understanding of the Hebraic roots of the book of Revelation, the key to the signs and the seasons we are living in. You must understand it, and Perry can help. 

  • Shawn A. Akers, Content Development Editor

    Shawn A. Akers, Content Development Editor

    Shawn Akers, content development editor, joined the Charisma team in June 2012, fulfilling a dream to use his talents for the Lord. He started his journalism career at 15 and worked at several small newspapers as a sports writer and editor. He worked in the NASCAR industry for the sanctioning body and its sister company,

  • 20 Ways to Reach the Lost

    20 Ways to Reach the Lost

    How can you demonstrate God’s love in your community? Here are just a few things Jesus might do. 1. Pray fervently. If your church has an intercessory prayer group, participate in it. If not, start one, and encourage others to join you in interceding regularly for the lost in your city. 2. Be an active

  • A Q&A With Israel Houghton

    A Q&A With Israel Houghton

    Israel Houghton, the multitalented worship pioneer, explains how creativity, talent and, yes, a little bit of perfectionism can be a good thing when yielded to the King. Read Charisma‘s exclusive interview with him.  CHARISMA: The Bible says God searches for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. How did you learn to



    “Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. —Proverbs 15:16 (NIV) Is there a better picture of the truth of this passage than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Poor Bob Cratchit with son Tiny Tim and his impoverished family are filled with joy and faith, contrasted with wealthy Ebenezer



    “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word. —Isaiah 66:2 (NIV) All too often Americans are seen as arrogant or prideful. Years ago, there was a book entitled The Ugly American that told of how Americans in the foreign service



    There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. —Proverbs



    “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” —2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV) I remember the day, more than 30 years ago, when I had to stand before a judge



    “Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘ Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as



    “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” —Matthew 4:16 (NIV) America needs the light of Christ once again. We need the fires of revival to burn brightly again. It’s time to proclaim to those dwelling in darkness



    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” —Galatians 5:1 (NIV) Freedom has a high value in God’s kingdom—not a freedom to do as you please, but rather a freedom to please God. Freedom is a gift



    “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” —John 8:32 (NIV) There is not much more powerful than a well-told lie. Individuals can find their lives spinning out of control; because they believe something untrue about themselves or someone close to them. We’re all aware of how that can happen



    “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'” —Joshua 3:5 (NIV) Who of us would not like to see the Lord do amazing things in our midst? We certainly need that supernatural work of God in our nation today. Israel received that promise; yet it was a

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