The first openly transgender child actor is set to feature in an upcoming episode for ABC's "Modern Family," according to reports.
Variety said that 8-year-old transgender actor Jackson Millarker was cast to play a transgendered child in the "A Stereotypical Day" episode, which will air on Wednesday.
"In the upcoming episode — entitled 'A Stereotypical Day' — parents Cameron 'Cam' (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) permit their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) to have her transgender friend Tom over for a play-date," a description of the episode reads. more >>
There has always been a deficit in the trust factor between the American people and politicians. According to recent Gallup polling, however, trust in political leaders is at its lowest point since 2004 — down 20 percentage points.
In polling provided by Gallup as late as Friday, September 23rd, "Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to struggle to overcome Americans' perceptions of their lack of honesty. Only "[a]bout a third of U.S. voters are willing to say that the terms 'honest and trustworthy' apply to either Clinton or to Trump."
Dan Seaborn has eloquently written, "[W]e pay a high price when we hold things in, particularly when we know we've been dishonest on some level. We don't need ulcers and all kinds of other problems that result from a disturbed conscience. We certainly don't need to 'tell all,' especially if it would be unkind to do so, but dishonesty is never right." more >>
I think most Christians know that comparison is a poisonous practice. Measuring your gifts, life circumstances, and callings against those of another believer always leeches away at personal contentment and fractures Christian fellowship. Yet, even still, the vast majority of us are chronic measurers. We are so prone to overlook the abundance of grace God has showered upon us as we enviously eye the lives of those who seem to have received more of it — permitting all kinds of evil to enter into our hearts as we do.
Feeling like we have been dealt a bad hand in specific areas of life, we grow bitter toward our friends in the faith and skeptical of God's impartial love. Why does God bless others in ways that he doesn't bless me? Why does he provide for others while he withholds from me? Why does he call others to a seemingly less painful path than the one to which he has called me?
Even Christ's handpicked apostles weren't exempt from this weakness. more >>
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey stated that he cannot understand how so many evangelical Christians can support Republican nominee Donald Trump.
In an interview with the Europe-based publication Evangelical Focus published last Friday, Yancey said he was "staggered" by the support evangelical voters are giving Trump.
"I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs … That they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind," explained Yancey. more >>
Seventeen years after the deadly shooting at Columbine High School, contemporary Christian music artist Jeremy Camp wrote a Christian anthem in honor of the faith of Rachel Joy Scott, the first murder victim of the Columbine High School massacre.
"Hey Guys, I am excited to share this brand-new song and the world premiere of the music video we made for it. The song is also the title track to the new movie coming out on October 21st called 'I'm Not Ashamed,'" Camp wrote on Facebook along with his music video for the song, which features clips from the film.
Rachel Joy Scott was targeted because of her Christian faith. She was the first of 12 students and one teacher who were gunned down at Columbine on April 20, 1999, and the film, "I Am Not Ashamed" is based on her journals, which are said to be honest and heartfelt accounts of her life. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham, who frequently speaks out against the growth of atheism in society, has said secularists borrow from the Christian worldview, despite rejecting God, since their worldview is "bankrupt, meaningless, and hopeless."
"How do secularists determine right and wrong? Bill Nye told me 'a consensus of the tribe,' but then it's all subjective. How can secularists talk about morality? Without an absolute basis where do they draw the lines? Who draws the lines? Ultimately it fails," Ham wrote on Facebook on Monday.
"Secularists borrow from the Christian world view — they borrow from the laws of nature, from laws of logic — they assume God whom they reject. The secularist worldview is ultimately totally bankrupt, purposeless, meaningless, and hopeless — purpose, hope and meaning are only found in Christ," he added. more >>