Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal may not be near the top of the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he may be the smartest candidate in the race.
After graduating from Brown University, Jindal was accepted into law school at Yale and medical school at Harvard, but chose to attend graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Jindal has served in the George W. Bush administration, was elected to the U.S. Congress from Louisiana, and is a two term governor of his native state. Jindal's parents emigrated from India just months before he was born in Baton Rouge.
Below are six facts about the faith life of Jindal: more >>
The audio Bible recording company Faith Comes By Hearing has distributed over 500,000 digital audio Gospels, about the size of a pack of gum, to U.S. military troops, which allows them to continue learning the Gospel while they're deployed away from their families, homes and churches.
The device, which fits conveniently inside of troops' pockets, is called the Military BibleStick and comes preloaded with the entire New Testament and specially selected Psalms. The device is also durable enough to withstand wet and rainy weather conditions.
NEW YORK — How much does it cost to show and prove that Christians care about more than just converting people but also take Jesus' mandate to love others as themselves at face value? Well, if you're in New York City, it apparently costs $10 million.
That's the budget set aside (more than 90 percent of which has been raised) for The Luis Palau Association's NY CityServe project that couples Christian evangelism with good works in an effort to build long-lasting relations between believers and their neighbors, and connect believers with other believers.
New York City is home to more than 8 million people, representing various ethnicities, languages and religious beliefs. Protestants, less than 30 percent of the city's population, are scattered throughout the city's five boroughs and gather over the weekend in empty school auditoriums and storefront tabernacles or in big concert halls and equally massive church buildings. more >>
The Duggars have released a video of Jill and Derrick Dillard's recent send-off as they left their home in the U.S. to serve as foreign missionaries. In the video, the family's patriarch, Jim Bob, can be seen praying that God's will and protection be bestowed upon the young couple as they fulfill the Great Commisson to share the Gospel with people throughout the world.
In a clip that is reminiscent to a scene out of the Duggars' now suspended TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting," Jim Bob gathers the family to bid farewell to Jill, 24, and Derrick, 26, and their 2-month-old son, Israel. The pair announced recently that they are traveling abroad to set up ther ministry and share the Gospel for an extended period of time, and Jim Bob told them that he trusts that their move is a part of "God's plan" for their family.
"We are so excited about you guys going overseas to be missionaries and I know this is something that's been in both of y'alls hearts for years and the Lord's brought y'all together for the special time to go impact the work of Christ," Jim Bob said in a video posted on the Duggar Family blog on Monday. "And we're going to miss y'all and baby Israel, but we know that this is God's plan for your life. … We pray God blesses your journey and that you're really able to make a huge difference." more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said that Christians who believe in evolution are compromising on God's truth, which can also lead to falsely justifying adultery and other "sinful tendencies."
"One of the problems with compromise in one area of Scripture is where do you stop compromising? If Christians accept the idea of human evolution, then why not accept the idea that our sinful tendencies are really just evolved tendencies?" Ham asked in a Facebook post on Monday.
"But this completely changes the Bible's definition of sin and why we sin and face the penalty of death for our sin, 'Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned' (Romans 5:12). A belief in evolution strikes right at the heart of the Gospel!" more >>
A paraphrase that is often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville—a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s, helps to open this letter: "I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated. I looked for it in her harbors and on her shorelines, in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and in her gold mines and vast world commerce, but it was not there."
"It was not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her success. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God's Word in several areas, and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America and the pulpit is partially responsible - our silence speaks volumes. more >>