Last week, when it became clear that some radical Muslims were behind the bombing, the question came up as to why? What was the motive? It's the same motive that has caused so much of the violence of radical Muslims all over the world; it's basically men seeking eternity in Paradise.
I'm thankful that as a Christian, I can know that I am going to heaven. Not because I'm good; not by works---that is my works; but certainly by the work of Christ at the cross.
John the Apostle writes, "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." more >>
The State of Idaho has adopted new rules regarding driver's licenses for transgendered individuals, stating that they no longer require a doctor's note specifying that they had undergone surgery.
In 2011, the Idaho Transportation Department mandated that a transgendered person had to produce a surgeon's signed note specifying their change of gender.
However, the Department opted to amend its rules after the Idaho chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union expressed opposition over the former policy. more >>
Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, has been receiving both praise and criticism for his speech on Sunday regarding the Boston Marathon bombings, which touched on a number of sensitive issues America is currently dealing with.
The 68-year-old cardinal delivered a heartfelt speech at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross during Sunday mass in Boston, praising the "goodness and generosity" that the community displayed in coming together in a time of fear and uncertainty.
The mass focused heavily on the Boston Marathon bombing, which left three people dead and over 200 injured. The suspects are two young brothers – one captured and the other killed – who appeared to have been radicalized by Islam. more >>
A Christian employee at a Florida golf venue found $36,000 cash at the facility, but rather than keep it for herself she turned it in to the police.
Rachel Castillo, a drinks server at the Miami Beach Golf Club, found the large sum of money on the golf course back in January when customers alerted her to a bag that had been left unattended.
Castillo proceeded to turn the money over to the police and recently the authorities were able to track down the 76-year-old man who had lost the bag with cash in the first place. more >>
"Z," a victim of sex trafficking in America contributed to this column. Read about her experience here.
When I was in middle school and "pre-marital sex" was discussed at our Wednesday night gatherings it was safe to assume almost all in attendance were virgins.
When I was in high school and "sex before marriage" was discussed in our Sunday school class it was safe to assume most in attendance were virgins. more >>
The suspects behind the Boston Marathon bombings last week, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, attended a mosque that was often visited by radical Islamists and convicted terrorists, reports revealed.
"We don't know where these boys were radicalized, but this mosque has a curriculum that radicalizes people. Other people have been radicalized there," said Charles Jacobs from Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that investigated the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass., which the brothers attended.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the throat, suspected to be an attempted suicide, and has only been able to communicate through writing. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with police early Friday morning. more >>