An atheist group based in Wisconsin has erected a nativity scene that involves a copy of the U.S. Constitution in place of the baby Jesus on public property in Indiana.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation placed the display earlier this week at the Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville following a failed effort to remove a manger scene.
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a statement released last week that she and her organization preferred no displays at the courthouse. more >>
Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant Indiana pastor's wife who was murdered during a home invasion last month, might have unwittingly predicted her departure from her husband's life in a newly released page from her prayer journal.
Amanda's husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, shared the entry from his deceased wife's prayer journal on Twitter Wednesday. In it she discussed her struggle with having to leave the Perry Noble led NewSpring megachurch in South Carolina where she attended with Davey before moving to Indianapolis to start Resonate Church in 2012.
According to Davey Blackburn, Amanda made the journal entry after their last Sunday at NewSpring. more >>
Hours before she was fatally shot multiple times in her home on Nov. 10, Amanda Blackburn, 28, the pregnant wife of Indiana pastor Davey Blackburn, expressed her adoration for Jesus in a heartbreaking journal entry.
A grieving Pastor Blackburn shared a copy of the journal entry from Nov. 9 in a Twitter post on Monday. The writing reflected a peace which stands in stark contrast to the violent death she would suffer hours later.
In the entry, in which she thanks God for blessing Resonate Church – the church she and her husband planted in 2012 – Amanda highlights the lyrics of Helen H. Lemmel's 1922 hymn "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus," also known as "The Heavenly Vision." more >>
Grieving Indiana Pastor Davey Blackburn of Resonate Church whose pregnant wife, Amanda, was murdered during a home invasion three weeks ago, believes she is now sun tanning in Heaven.
A series of short posts on his social media pages have provided snippets of the trajectory of his life since the Nov. 10 attack on his wife, and his posts to Facebook on Tuesday were consoling.
Indiana Pastor Davey Blackburn of Resonate Church was talking with his college roommate, Pastor Kenneth Wagner, on the telephone as his wife, Amanda, lay dying after an attack during a home invasion two weeks ago.
Wagner, who is pastor of United Church in Delaware, is first mentioned in the affidavit of probable cause against Amanda's suspected killer, Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, and his accomplice, Jalen Watson, 21. A copy of the document was shared with The Christian Post by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday.
On the morning of Nov. 10, when his 28-year-old wife was fatally shot in the head, arm and back, Blackburn told detectives that he left his home at about 6 a.m. to go to the L.A. Fitness gym located at 4015 Shore Drive in Indianapolis. more >>
With his father-in-law by his side, Amanda Blackburn's grieving widower, Davey, reacted just like Jesus on the cross to his wife's alleged killers Wednesday when he declared "Father forgive them for they don't know what they are doing."
A copy of the affidavit of probable cause against Amanda's suspected killer, Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, and his accomplice, Jalen Watson, 21, released Monday by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, painted an agonizing picture of what Pastor Blackburn's wife suffered on the morning of Nov. 10 while he was away at the gym.
The autopsy conducted on Amanda on Nov. 12 revealed: "(She) sustained a gunshot wound to the back of her head. She also had a gunshot wound to the lower left arm which traveled up to her biceps. She also had a through and through gunshot wound which entered and exited her upper back." more >>