Christian MARKET Weekly

Charisma House appoints new VPs

Christian publishing industry veterans Woodley Auguste and Debbie Marrie were named vice president of product development and marketing, respectively, for Charisma Media’s Book Group, Charisma

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E-book challenges John MacArthur

Excel Publishers released its first e-book since launching in September, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire by Michael L. Brown, Ph.D. As a charismatic Bible

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Help pastors’ cancer-patient ministry

A live event and online training program aims to equip pastors and church leaders with the tools to effectively minister to those impacted by cancer. Our Journey of Hope is a biblically based

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Mandela praised by faith leaders

Nelson Mandela, who led the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, died Thursday, Dec. 5. He was the first black to be elected president of South Africa and the first elected in a fully

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Cake maker forced to serve gays

An administrative law court ordered a Colorado baker to bake a cake to celebrate a gay couple’s wedding or face fines, even if it offended his religious beliefs. In a decision Friday, Dec. 6,

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No new releases hurt Black Friday sales

Heavy discounting and increased online shopping pressured Black Friday sales for all retailers, with various reports indicating a 3% decline in overall retail sales. However, Christian stores

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No ruling in Visa/MasterCard lawsuit

A U.S. federal judge delayed final judgment on a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard related to interchange fees. Although the judge had given preliminary

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Payment-card insider warns of abuses

A payment-card industry insider challenged industry leaders to a frank discussion of what is unethical and maybe criminal in the internecine banking industry that manages payment cards and

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Amazon brick-and-mortar pops up

The Wall Street Journal reports Amazon launched a pop-up shop at Westfield San Francisco Centre to display and sell Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets. Additional temporary stores were set up in a

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