Actor Elijah Wood has claimed that child sex abuse is rampant in Hollywood, the top film industry in the U.S., stating that youth are "preyed upon" by industry figures, which is often covered up.
According to an interview in the Sunday Times, Wood, most famous for his starring role in the "Lord of the Rings" series, revealed: "You all grew up with [Jimmy] Savile — Jesus, it must have been devastating," he said.
"Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. more >>
For a successful marriage, God encourages us to avoid emotionally unhealthy people at all costs, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, one of the largest evangelical churches in the United States, wrote in his May 20 devotional "Emotional Health Creates Relational Wealth" that there are several guidelines given to believers by God to ensure that His people will not wed an emotionally unhealthy person.
It is important to avoid such people because "study after study has shown that 80 percent of all separations and divorce happen because one or both of the partners are emotionally unhealthy," Warren explains. more >>
Some scientists in the United States are working to make embryos that are part human, part animal in an attempt to save the lives of people suffering from various diseases. But other scientists warn that such experiments could damage people's sense of humanity, NPR reports.
Such embryos are called "chimeras," named after creatures from Greek mythology and which are created artificially by combining genetic material from different species into a single embryo. The adult animals that develop as a result have different populations of cells that reflect different contributions from the species from which they were produced.
"We're not trying to make a chimera just because we want to see some kind of monstrous creature," NPR quotes Pablo Ross, a reproductive biologist at the University of California, Davis, as saying. "We're doing this for a biomedical purpose." more >>
Jordin Sparks found fame on the "American Idol" stage, but she recently returned to the sacred space where she developed her musical talents: the church.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter led prayer and worship at the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.
Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne thanked God for helping him fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL before announcing his retirement from the game to return to the world of rugby.
"I am retiring from the NFL because the Fiji Rugby Sevens team reached out to me about the opportunity to join the team for the upcoming Olympics, and I simply could not pass that chance up," the 28-year-old National Rugby League star said in in a statement, according to NFL.com. "The Olympics has been something I have admired since I was a little boy, and it is an opportunity I feel very similar to me joining the NFL."
When the NFL posted a clip of Hayne's first game, the rugby player glorified God for the moment. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California is urging Christians in the area to visit on May 19 for a special "once in a lifetime" event that will showcase biblical artifacts from The Museum of the Bible.
"When the museum opens in Washington D.C. in 2017, it will be among the largest most technologically advanced in the world. The Museum of the Bible team and I will be hosting this one night only event at Saddleback, to share sneak peeks of some of the incredible artifacts they have assembled and provide an insider's presentation on the museum before it opens," Warren wrote in a Facebook message on Tuesday.
Construction on the Museum in question, spearheaded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, began back in February 2015, and is set to open in 2017. more >>