Christians must fight against "peace stealers" to maintain a state of rest within the Lord, Joel Osteen says.
Osteen, who heads Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, wrote in a recent blog post that while the Bible encourages Christians to "enter into the rest of God," it can become a daily struggle to maintain internal peace when we encounter so many new challenges.
Therefore, Christians have to fight daily to maintain their peace, not allowing "peace stealers" to cause them a life of stress and grief. more >>
It's every parent's wish once their children begin to grow up that time would just stand still so they have a little more time with their sweet, innocent babies. Well worship artist Nichole Nordeman shares that sentiment and her new song "Slow Down" is a timely Mother's Day plea to children everywhere.
Since posting the video "Slow Down" on her Facebook page, Nordeman received more than 4.3 million views within just 72 hours. That number has since doubled and is certainly not living up to its title.
The music video features home footage of Nichole's family as well as from some of her close friends and their families. Singer Laura Story and her three children also make cameos throughout the video. more >>
President Obama is expected to commemorate the United States' first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York City near a tavern that many claim is the birthplace of the American LGBT rights movement.
According to The Washington Post, sources close to the Obama administration say they envision building a monument on a piece of parkland that lies across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a place that many believe is where the gay rights movement in America began with an uprising in 1969.
The Post reports that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will hold a public hearing on May 9 in New York City in order to get feedback on the proposal. more >>
The nation's largest atheist group is demanding that a Pennsylvania school cancel its planned field trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky, claiming that such a trip is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Big Beaver Falls Area School District denouncing the field trip, scheduled for May 20. Addressed to District Superintendent Donna Nugent and authored by Madeline Ziegler, the letter labeled the planned trip "unconstitutional" since the Museum "promotes the religious doctrine of creationism."
"Scheduling a trip to this type of sectarian establishment excludes non-Christian and non-religious students," wrote Ziegler to Nugent. "The fact that participation or attendance on this field trip is voluntary is not a valid safeguard, Courts have summarily rejected arguments that voluntariness excuses a constitutional violation." more >>
Behind heart disease and cancer, medical error has been identified as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study published in the BMJ, an international peer reviewed medical journal.
The study by researchers Martin A. Makary and Michael Daniel, estimates that about 400,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to medical error. The problem has gone largely unnoticed, however, the study says, because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relies on the use of an International Classification of Disease (ICD) code to record the cause of death on death certificates.
"The annual list of the most common causes of death in the United States, compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), informs public awareness and national research priorities each year. The list is created using death certificates filled out by physicians, funeral directors, medical examiners, and coroners," said the authors of the study. more >>
America is in imminent danger due to its mockery of God and gross immorality, said the Rev. Franklin Graham in an op-ed this month for Decision magazine.
Graham warned in his commentary that the nation is on the precipice of spiritual disaster. " … America is in deep trouble and on the verge of total moral and spiritual collapse — unless God intervenes," he wrote.
The theologian asserted that there is a growing chasm between believers and those who no longer fear God. "Never before have I seen such a sharp rift in the moral and spiritual fabric of our country," he said. "The Cross of Christ has become the deep divide between a growing segment of our population that no longer fears God and those who follow Christ as Lord and Savior." more >>