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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Reaching the Youth Today


Jonathan Edwards (Puritan pastor and theologian) became serious about his life and spiritual growth at the young age of 19.  The more he understood God, the more he understood his own sinful nature and the need for sanctification.  With a compelling desire to honor God with his life, he penned a series of commitments that all began with Resolved. 

As a way to call today's younger generation to the same level of spiritual commitment Edwards demonstrated over 200 years ago, Grace Community Church, where John MacArthur is senior pastor, created the Resolved Conference.  This conference is annually drawing 3 ...

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While we often speak of partnership in ministry, there are some moments at which the relationships we enjoy in Christian broadcasting become intensely meaningful.

Today is such a time.

We want to share with you an important update from Joni Eareckson Tada concerning her health ... and ask you to be praying for her and Ken, and for the "Joni and Friends®" ministry.

You can read the news from Joni firsthand here. As you do that, I'm sure you will be "stopped short" yet again by her remarkable, grace-filled outlook on the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Because Joni has always ...

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Billy Graham Speaks to Escapism

Its summer time and the kids and I have planned our summer escape-a week at Hume Lake Christian Camp deep in Sequoia National Forest.

It'll be nice to escape the routine responsibilities of life for a few days . . . no homework, no emails, no household chores, just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful nature God created.

But there are those whose need to escape is far more "life-altering" - like the prisoner in a state penitentiary who wrote to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and shared,

"I am a life-termer, and for 10 years I have been dreaming and planning for the ...

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Do you want a high-five and free t-shirt?

Compassion radio stations are heroesRecently I and a few friends went to a large Christian music festival where we talked to hundreds of people who wanted to save the world.  We told them they could.  We gave them high-fives and a free t-shirt that says "COMPASSION" in a really cool design.  We told people that saving the world is a lot better than high fives and free t-shirts.  And they believed us.  How do we know?  When they left us they walked away with a photo of their newly sponsored child.

As a Compassion volunteer I talked with a lot of folks who were ...

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A Father's Legacy

A hero to many is legendary Coach John Wooden who passed away earlier this month at the age of 99.  Coach Wooden was more than a coach teaching the game of basketball; he was intent on raising well-rounded men and was like a father to many of his players, long after their basketball careers ended.

My own Dad was a huge Wooden fan and while we lived in Arizona (faithful Pac-10 members!), UCLA always had a good name in our home because of Wooden's example.  I'm thankful that my Dad is one of my heroes as he also ...

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Parenting isn't for the faint of heart

I was preaching this past Sunday morning during our first service at Trabuco Canyon Community Church, and as I'm sharing timeless truth from sacred Scripture I hear a kid talking in the back of the church...15 pews away. Now, I know I should be patient, especially with 4 year olds, but how many times to I need to tell this kid to be quiet during service? It's not the first time.

You would think he'd have enough sense to whisper, but no. Eventually his mother got him to stop.  It's a good thing too, because ...

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