A congregation in Michigan seeking to restore a church sign has rejected a $500 donation from animal rights group PETA amid concerns over the conditions of their offer to help, but only if they can include their own message under Jesus Christ, saying: "Road to hell is paved with bacon."
J. Todd Vanaman, pastor of Dixie Baptist Church of Clarkston, told The Christian Post that the sign, known as the "Hi-Way Pulpit," is "not a billboard advertisement."
"PETA offered $500 for a one week advertisement for their cause, which is not in keeping with our purpose, therefore we respectfully declined," said Vanaman. more >>
"Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name" (Genesis 2:19)
In principle, few people are against protecting species that are about to go extinct. After all each of us has a favorite animal or bird, a favorite and familiar neighborhood species, and the thought of any of those becoming extinct strikes us as wrong.
In the book of Genesis, we find that the Lord made every living creature. If you think of the diversity of life on this planet; the truth that God made every creature is absolutely stunning. Not only did God make each creature, but he brought each creature before us so that we might name them. Just as God had named us we would give meaning to the abundance of what God made. To truly ponder the magnitude of this task leads one to appreciate those whose vocational life is committed to studying God's creatures and to agree with the late great theologian John Stott who reminded us "Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them!" more >>
A 5-year-old German shepherd dog is responsible for this page, which shows off his many talents. Although he loves the spotlight, Dunder will sometimes share with his new buddy, Munster. In this video, a newest member of the family joins them and you get to see if from start to finish, thanks to this amazing timelapse.
Baby Dylan's first appearance on YouTube was actually more about his mommy and their home than actually focusing on Dylan. You get to see from the start of her pregnancy until the day she walks him through the door to meet these his two pet buddies. It's even fun to watch the room change around and stuff get added to the walls. You are also able to see how adorable it is as these two dog buddies await the third brother in the pack.
According to social media posts, both dogs are enjoying young Dylan and are never too far from his side. But, we will have to see how they do once Dylan becomes a star on the phone devices. more >>
Many aren't used to seeing a dog at a nursing home. But it has actually been putting smiles on the faces of these people each and every day.
Nala is a teacup dog that visits many different patients in the nursing home every day. Since 1976, dogs have been trained specifically for the purpose of acting as therapeutic companions in various institutions. It's puppies like this that have positive effects of interaction. It doesn't seem like Nala is trained, but she sure does warm the heart of those around her. She even takes the elevator to go see other patients!
Watch this adorable puppy comfort others in a nursing home below: more >>
If you needed a good cry, this PSA from Argentina will almost certainly do the trick. This ad was inspired by the story of Hachiko and is created for Argentina's Liver Transplant Foundation.
The ad is called "The Man and the Dog" and is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia Saiz. It is made after a story that involves a dog waiting for his master everyday by the train until he passed away. But it has bit of a different ending. This director is known for creating memorable ads that really touch the heart. When you see this loving dog do everything he has to in order to protect his master. His work appears on televisions throughout South America along with his viral campaigns promoting awareness of bullying and texting while driving.
Garcia's ads have become a sensation and kept people throughout the world reaching for their tissues. Check out this heartwarming video below: more >>
One Ohio pastor certainly is obeying Jesus when He warns against burying talents in the Gospel of Matthew.
Pastor Lawrence Bishop II, 48, of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio, is an experienced bull rider and is known as the "Cowboy Pastor" for turning his church into a rodeo by frequently wrestling and riding bulls during service, a practice he uses to attract new believers.
"You know, the Bible said to compel them to come in, and so that's what we're doing," Bishop told ABC's "Nightline." "It didn't say how to compel them. It just said compel them to come in, so ... this is a tool." more >>