Grammy award-winning rapper Layzie Bone, of the '90s hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, praised God on Facebook after being hailed a hero for helping to save a diabetic man's life on Saturday.
The Jehovah's witness, born Steven Howse, rushed to the aid of a Wyoming man, who was traveling from Casper to Riverton over the weekend, after witnessing the man lose control of his vehicle.
"We just witnessed a man, 24 years old, driving super erratically from Casper Wyoming to Riverton Wyoming," Layzie, 40, wrote on Facebook. "We thought he was a drunk doing 60 mph when he spun out of control and did a complete 180 degrees." more >>
An annual conference focused on gathering Christians together to advance justice for the less fortunate is scheduled to take place in Chicago next month.
Known as the Justice Conference and sponsored by World Relief, the event will be held June 5-6 at the Auditorium Theatre and will feature notable speakers discussing issues pertaining to human rights and Christian ethics.
Those expected to attend and give remarks include Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church of Atlanta, Georgia; Cornel West, social activist, author, and professor; Stephan Bauman, president and CEO of World Relief; and the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. more >>
A United Methodist body approved proposed legislation that would, among other things, allow clergy to perform gay marriage ceremonies and local conferences to ordain non-celibate homosexuals.
The Connectional Table voted 26 to 10 in favor of proposed legislation that would allow clergy to perform gay weddings without concern of facing church discipline or to be "openly self-avowed practicing homosexuals."
While the proposal was passed by the Connectional Table, the General Conference, the denomination's top lawmaking assembly, will determine if it becomes official policy when it meets next year in Oregon. more >>
The Foundation for African Heritage, a coalition of non-governmental organizations in Nigeria, has pushed back against suggestions by a United Nations organization that the pregnant women and girls rescued from Boko Haram be allowed to undergo abortions, which is illegal in most cases under local law.
Nigeria's This Day Live reported that FACH's Sonnie Ekwowusi described the suggestions to legalize abortion by the United Nations Population Funds as 'unconscionable, inhuman and scandalous.' He said that what the girls need instead is real healthcare, social welfare and counseling services that will help them be reintegrated and re-absorbed in the society.
Ekwowusi added that the women, kidnapped from various villages during Boko Haram's raids, have suffered 'unspeakable trauma, dehumanisation and violence' at the hands of the Islamic militants, and it would be wrong to subject them to the 'traumatic, violent-wrecking and life-threatening' abortion process. more >>
The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye has defended his 2014 debate with The Creation Museum's Ken Ham, by stating that it allowed him the platform to tell millions of viewers why the idea that creationism is a possible theory for life on Earth is a "disastrous" thing to teach the young generation.
"In lots of states, kids are taught that evolution is just one possible theory that explains how life came about, and that creationism is another," Nye told VOX in an interview published on Tuesday.
"We need these kids to be part of the future. We need them to innovate and change the world. But if you raise a generation of students who don't believe in the most fundamental idea in biology, it's a formula for disaster. This is against our national interest, and if you raise a generation like this, they're victims," he added. more >>
Have you ever found yourself agitated with evangelical women's Bible studies, ladies' conferences and coffee devotionals? I did.
The constant avowals for "quiet time with the Lord" accompanied by sweet Southern accents triggered my eye rolls. In the wake of culture's war on faith, I wondered where the ferocious Christian women were standing for truth in the public square with booming voices and unwavering courage. Well, perhaps I wasn't looking closely enough.
It was wrong of me to assume that the women who pursue "coffee time with Jesus" are somehow less faithful or ambitious than the women marching on Washington to abolish the abortion of unborn children. Many of these perceived "quiet" Christian women are raising children like five year old Josiah who was a witness for Christ in his local Waffle House because he prayed over the meal he and his mother bought for a homeless man. After all, our stand for truth is worthless if it isn't breathing life into others. more >>