Lauren Scruggs, the fashion blogger who almost lost her life after walking into a live plane propeller two years ago, is gearing up to marry the love of her life in coming months.
The 26-year-old model announced her engagement to E! News' Jason Kennedy in May and the couple is set to walk down the aisle in December. They met back in 2012 after Scruggs did an interview with E!.
"We're just excited and ready for it to be here," Scruggs told People magazine. "But I'm most excited about actually living in one place, because the transition has been kind of frustrating. I'm just looking forward to being settled together." more >>
Jordin Sparks is assuring moviegoers that her new film "Left Behind" offers something for everyone, believers and non-believers alike.
"Left Behind" follows a small group of survivors who are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world plummets into darkness and chaos during the rapture, and Sparks stars alongside Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Lea Thompson. The actress credited her cast members with providing a universal appeal to audiences.
"I think the great thing about this movie is that the people in it have the ability to bring in people from all over to see the movie, whether they are believers, whether they're non-believers," Sparks told The Christian Post during a telephone conference. "Whether they are agnostic, whether they don't believe in anything, it doesn't matter." more >>
Vandals who've repeatedly smashed pumpkins against the exterior wall of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, are cutting into the profits the church will donate to local charities from its annual sales.
Angela Viney, the senior warden at the church, told Fox Carolina that the pumpkin patch, which is comprised of 2,900 pumpkins, is a 20 year tradition, and is viewed by hundreds of people in the community every year.
"It's sad that someone would jeopardize what we're trying to do here," Viney said. "So now police are keeping an eye on the pumpkin patch and reviewing surveillance video from church cameras and a nearby bank. So stop and consider what you're doing, not only to a church but also to your community." more >>
Now this is like a breath of fresh air! These students singing together during a school assembly will absolutely blow your mind.
Together they sing a powerful version of a Samoan hymn. Happily and joyful their voices sound as they fill the auditorium. It's amazing how synchronized they are while performing. Not only that, but when they start stomping and making noise it makes it even more exciting.
Watch this awesome performance of a Samoan hymn below: more >>
Pastor John Pavlovitz recently caused a stir with a blog post entitled "If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From a Christian Pastor/Parent," in which he issued statements of support for his two children should they be homosexual.
Pavlovitz's four promises are the following: "If I have gay children, you'll all know it. If I have gay children, I'll pray for them, I'll love them, and if I have gay children, most likely; I have gay children." The father of two wanted to write the post in response to hearing stories of children's pain when coming out to their parents. He also wanted to provide a Christian response for those searching for reassurance.
"I wrote the post because I've been in ministry for 18 years and have seen many LGBT people be mistreated and damaged by the Church, and with a lack of decency. I wanted to share a different sentiment from a Christian and pastor," he told The Christian Post. more >>
A World Wildlife Fund report released Tuesday claims that the planet's wildlife population, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, has declined by 52 percent since 1970. The executive director of A Rocha USA said that the findings are alarming, but not surprising, and called on Christians to witness to the world by starting to care for the planet.
"Indeed, the report simply confirms what we read in Hosea — the birds of the air, the beasts of the field and the fish of the sea are dying — and in Romans — the creation groans. Why? Because of humankind's sin. We have not treated God's Earth as we should. We've treated it as rapacious squatters rather than the Christ-like stewards God created us to be," Tom Rowley, executive director of A Rocha USA, told The Christian Post in an email on Wednesday.
"Imagine what a difference we could make if we Christians began to care. Not just care about. That's easy and not worth much. But actually and actively care for both people and planet. Which is really what A Rocha is all about. Consider also, what a witness it would be to an unbelieving world if Christ followers started caring for the planet." more >>