The provost of a Christian academic institution has written a book meant to help older college students get an introduction to the upper education experience.
Rick Ostrander, provost and chief academic officer at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich., has recently published Reconsidering College: Christian Higher Education for Working Adults.
"More and more adults are seeking to develop themselves and improve their professional opportunities by completing a college degree. Whether business professionals, salespersons, nurses, parents, or persons engaged in any other profession, many working adults recognize the value of furthering their education," reads a press release in part. more >>
A recommendation to divest from companies that do business with the nation of Israel will be considered by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at its General Assembly this summer.
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States will again entertain a divestment proposal, after narrowly voting down a similar measure in 2012.
David Brog, executive director for Christians United For Israel, told The Christian Post that PCUSA's consideration of divestment directed punitive action toward the wrong Middle Eastern nation. more >>
A controversial Christian pastor in Kenya, which UNICEF lists as among the 30 poorest countries in the world and where more than 25 percent of the population live on less than $1 a day, has been charging his faithful congregants more than $10 each to tell them if they will be allowed into heaven.
According to a report from The Nairobian, the televangelist, Bishop Thomas Wahome of Helicopter of Christ Church, began charging members of his congregation about 1,000 Kenyan shillings or just over $10 to tell them if their names are written in the Book of Life. In Christianity, the Book of Life is where God records the name of all people who are destined for heaven.
Wahome, whose followers have branded him a prophet, believe he has been granted special access to the pages of God's book and have reportedly been turning to him to check on their heavenly status. more >>
Names of over 100 priests and employees of a Missouri archdiocese that have credible accusations of sexual abuse against them have been released to a person suing the institution.
In response to an order from the Missouri Supreme Court, the Archdiocese of St. Louis turned over the list of individuals and complaints Wednesday to the plaintiff of a lawsuit leveled against them. The move came as the state's highest court denied a writ by the archdiocese to keep the records private for the sake of all involved, according to a statement.
"The archdiocese had litigated to protect the privacy rights of all involved, including victims who had no connection to current litigation and who had come forth confidentially regarding their reported allegation," reads the statement in part. more >>
Religious liberty advocates have applauded the recent remarks of President Barack Obama regarding the plight of Christians overseas.
At the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., President Obama spoke about religious intolerance abroad and mentioned figures such as imprisoned Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini.
"We pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini. He's been held in Iran for more than 18 months, sentenced to eight years in prison on charges relating to his Christian beliefs," said Obama. more >>
More than half of Christian singles say it does not matter who the primary breadwinner in the household is, but a large minority still believe the man should be the economic provider. A Bible scholar and a bishop disagreed on whether or not the husband should provide for the household, but both used Scripture to argue for male leadership.
"The American man is struggling – I think we will have a monument for the modern 21st Century man, and he will be on a couch, etched in stone, playing an X-Box," said Owen Strachan, vice president of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and assistant professor of Christian Theology and Church History at Kentucky's Boyce College. In an interview with The Christian Post on Wednesday, he argued that "men are called by God to take responsibility for provision for their families."
Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr., senior pastor of Hope Christian Church and presiding bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, disagreed. He argued that the biblical leadership of a husband does not require him to be the primary breadwinner, but rather the ship's captain of the home. "If your wife has a higher capacity, you have to act like the leader of a team, even though one of your teammates has an advantage," Jackson said. more >>