A Pennsylvania public high school has abolished its traditional prayer at graduation after a complaint was lodged against last year's ceremony.
Pottsgrove High School decided last year to do away with prayer and benediction at its graduation ceremonies because a concern was raised that the school's prayer tradition was too heavily focused on the Christian faith.
Although the decision was made last year, The Mercury reports that the school's decision to do way with invocation didn't become widely known until a debate heated up on Facebook last Thursday. more >>
Emmaus Bible College in Iowa and Columbia International University in South Carolina have topped a recently released list of top Bible colleges in America compiled by the online academic reference source Christian Universities Online.
Christian Universities Online published on Tuesday its "Top 50 Bible Colleges 2016" reference guide, which highlights "the best among Christian Bible Colleges and schools" offering Bible and ministry-based degrees.
According to the website's editor, Anna-Rebekah Orr, the order of the list is based on a number of categories like "personal attention given to students, overall student satisfaction and readily available financial aid." more >>
Classes were disrupted on Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) after a murder-suicide incident left two killed, a professor and the student gunman, who ended up shooting himself.
Authorities identified one of the fatalities as mechanical and aerospace engineer William S. Klug, a 39-year-old father of two who was known to be a kind and brilliant educator, Los Angeles Times said. His fellow professors described him as a gentle, sweet and nice colleague. more >>
LOS ANGELES — At least two people were shot dead at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, police and campus officials said, drawing a phalanx of police cruisers to the scene and prompting officials to lock down the campus.
Police had yet to report locating a suspect.
Los Angeles police spokesman Aareon Jefferson reported two fatalities from the shooting but could not confirm any details about the victims nor provide further information about the suspect. more >>
A repentant Baylor University administration signaled an intention to refocus on the school's Christian identity among other things Thursday when they announced the demotion of rock star president, Ken Starr, amid the fallout from an explosive rape scandal at the world's largest Baptist university.
"The role of training, education and engagement of the entire Baylor community is vital to the successful transformation of our campus culture. A renewed emphasis on our faith commitment will permeate the work we do in this area over the coming months and years," Baylor's Board of Regents said in a statement.
"Additional focus will be given to establishing expectations for student organizations and interest groups as well as greater community engagement within campus residence halls….The University will evaluate the climate on campus and undertake a more concerted effort to openly discuss prevention of and response to interpersonal violence," the board further noted. more >>
A few in the media and academia are finally recognizing that neither place is friendly to conservatives or evangelicals. That recognition is refreshing!
When liberal journalists come out and confess their bias, it's tempting to say, "The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem." But don't. This is good news.
Writing at the New York Times recently, columnist Nicholas Kristof took that hard first step. The title of his piece says it all: "A Confession of Liberal Intolerance." more >>