"Potential recruits of ISIS, ready for their own taste of violence can even follow it all on social media. It's a time when mass murderers have Twitter handles, Facebook and Instagram pages, using these to add the veneer of glamor to their exploits," Bush noted before calling for a collaborative effort with social media companies to stop the Islamic State.more >>
The percentage of Americans who are categorized as "post-Christian" has increased from 37 percent in 2013 to 44 percent in 2015, with the highest percentages residing in urban areas of the northeast and Pacific Northwest, according to a Barna Group study published this month.
"Across the United States, cities in every state are becoming more post-Christian — some at a faster rate than others," the study reveals.
While 78 percent of Americans identify as Christian, Barna used 15 metrics to track indifference to Christianity, and those surveyed had to meet nine of those factors to qualify as post-Christian. Individuals who met 12 or more of the factors are categorized as "highly post-Christian." more >>
An organization dedicated to stopping sexual exploitation has denounced Amnesty International's recent decision to support the decriminalization of prostitution.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has called Amnesty's recently approved resolution "irresponsible" and contrary to the global organization's fundamental human rights goals.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, said a in statement that Amnesty "has failed to remain true to its mission of 'preventing and ending grave abuses.'" more >>
He can recite books of the Bible from memory, and this fall semester Tom Meyer, a member of Wordsower International Ministries, will be teaching a Bible memorization course at California-based Shasta Bible College and Graduate School.
"The students are graded on their accuracy of memorizing a smaller book in one semester and presenting that book dramatically, from memory, in their local church or in our chapel service," said Meyer, who told The Christian Post that he's limiting the course, which starts Aug. 25, to 12 students.
"Whether they memorize by reading aloud, hearing, or writing, the necessity to meditate on the text will establish the Word in their heart and hopefully provide them with a greater walk with God." more >>
A Tennessee academic institution has left the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities over the organization's handling of two member schools that recently approved the hiring of employees involved in same-sex relationships.
Union University, a Christian school located in Jackson, which had been a member of the CCCU since 1991, recently opted to sever its relation with the organization.
A spokesman for the university provided The Christian Post with a press release that included a letter sent earlier this month to CCCU leadership by President Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver. more >>
A Georgia church has kicked out a 92-year-old woman from its congregation for allegedly failing to tithe what it considers to be an adequate amount of money, despite the fact that she's been a member for more than 50 years.
The woman, Josephine King, attended First African Baptist Church in Bainsbridge, and was told she was no longer welcome to worship there in a letter which discussed her financial contributions to the church.
The letter was signed by the church's Senior Pastor Derrick Mike and said King "has shown non-support" in areas of "constant and consistent financial and physical participation." more >>