Today, a new abolitionist movement is emerging in New York, this time to abolish the global trade of women and children for sex, and committed Christians are centrally involved key players.
MaryAnn McCormick, an internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano has been hailed in the press as "charismatic," "spell-binding," and "elegant." Performing roles such as Carmen to Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, McCormick has sung worldwide, won a Grammy, and just celebrated her 100th performance at the Metropolitan Opera —a feat not every accomplished opera singer can claim.
Lessons on leadership and Reagan's life told by best-selling author and speaker Margot Morrell in Reagan's Journey, highlights the fact that, "even storied careers have ups and downs. Ronald Reagan's was no exception. Throughout his career, Reagan used timeless strategies to coach himself through economic slumps, industry upheavals, and personal challenges. With determination and effort, he climbed to the top of five professions – sportscaster, Hollywood star, union leader, public speaker, and statesman."
John Mark and Pamela Crawford are suing the state of South Carolina for performing sex assignment surgery on their adoptive infant three months prior to having legal custody of the child. This is first lawsuit of its kind in the nation.
Matthew and Sarah Harms are the parents of four girls; the oldest aged six, Elizabeth, has Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality, and the youngest, Ava, passed away on her first birthday on May 24, 2012 from Alexander Syndrome. Despite their grief and bewilderment they trusted in God's goodness and faithfulness to comfort and provide for them.
Holly Hoffman, a finalist who finished fourth in CBS's reality television show, "Survivor Nicaragua," just released a new book, Your Winner Within, Own your Power, Your Attitude and Your Life, to help others "survive in the real world."
The New York City Health Department is promoting a new smartphone app, "Teens in NYC – Protection," created to battle teen pregnancy. One video featured in the mobile app addresses bisexuality and birth control.
Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) introduced the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination & Protection Act of 2013 on Tuesday that would amend Title 18 of the U.S. Code, making it a crime for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to discriminate against anyone (individual or group) based on their constitutionally protected rights of political speech and expression. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced similar legislation on Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will no longer use the terms "mother" and "father" when collecting information about a student's legal parents when those parents apply for federal student aid. Instead of using the words "mother" and "father," the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) will use "Parent 1" and "Parent 2."
Debate over prayer in school made headlines again, this time in the Riverside School District in Lake City, Ark. Its school board voted on Monday to cancel its sixth grade ceremony rather than to allow prayer to be a part of the ceremony.
Libby Phelps-Alvarez, the granddaughter of the founder of Westboro Baptist Church, recently appeared on Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live" program to talk about her experience growing up in the church and what it's been like since she left over four years ago.
A Texas judge ruled Wednesday that it was constitutionally permissible for Kountze High School cheerleaders to display banners with Bible verses at school sporting events.
Highly controversial Broadway play The Testament of Mary is closing after only two weeks despite earning three Tony Award nominations.
With Delaware legalizing gay marriage yesterday, the total number of states to now legally recognize such unions is eleven, nearly doubling the number of states in which same-sex marriage was legal last year.
Twenty-one years ago Michael Rowe killed Wilfredo Colón. Today, Wilfredo's younger brother, Anthony, who was 15 at the time of the murder, is friends with Wilfredo's killer after forgiving him for the murder.
Musician Josh Ritter called Messiah College's policy on homosexual behavior "exclusionary and bigoted" on his Facebook page this past weekend after finding out about the school's Community Covenant, which all attending students sign.
No cemeteries in Massachusetts will bury Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body, according to Peter Stefan of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors of Worcester, Mass.
Ten out of the 15 countries with the worst religious freedom abuses are Muslim nations, according to the recently released U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 2013 Annual Report, which identifies the status of religious freedom throughout the world, and cites countries that are the least tolerant of religious freedom.
Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) recently announced his retirement, making the total number of senior Democrats who are leaving the U.S. Senate, six.
Mayor Bloomberg After Boston Bombings: Interpretation of Constitution Must Change to Increase Security
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference on Monday that the interpretation of the Constitution should change to allow for increased security in the wake of the Boston bombings.
"Going to church weekly is good for you," argues T. M. Luhrmann, a professor of anthropology at Stanford and the author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With God.
Lt. Col. Samuel House reported Monday that over the last ten days the number of detainees on hunger strike has nearly doubled at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As of Monday, there are 84 detainees on hunger strike, House said, which accounts for half of the detainees.
As the federal and local investigation unfolds, evidence suggests that the Boston Marathon was allegedly planned and carried out by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Some counterterror analysts have speculated that the Tsarnaev brothers may have planned a bigger operation than the marathon in the future. Were they inspired by al Qaeda-like, anti-American ideology that paints the United States as the root of all evil? It's too soon to tell what their motivation was, but it does appear that radical Islam influenced their alleged actions on April 15, 2013.
Shortly after midnight on Friday, April 19, Stephen and Emily McAlpin were in their bedroom about to fall asleep when they heard a loud "pop, pop, pop." The young couple looked out their window and saw orange flashing in the dark night sky. Stephen called 911 and learned that there was a car chase, and the noise they heard was gunfire outside their home in Watertown, Mass., a quiet suburb outside of Boston.
On April 22, many Christians I know gathered to demonstrate for their "right" to worship in New York City schools at Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge. While it may be their right to protest as American citizens, protesting in any form, as a Christ-follower is misguided and unbiblical.