Who would've thought that a group of elementary school aged boys could tear the house down with music from the 1970s?
Well, at Baldwin Hills Elementary five boys did just that in a performance that served as a tribute to the Jackson 5.
In a video posted to YouTube by their teacher, the talented students named Jelani, Eugene, Ryan, Anthony, and Jalen donned afros and flashy clothes to pay homage to the Motown group. more >>
While many American teenagers hold a positive opinion of the Bible, most don't regularly read it, according to survery results released by the American Bible Society.
"Sixty-nine percent of teens believe the Bible contains everything one needs to know to live a meaningful life; 89 percent of teens believe the Bible is a sacred text; and 44 percent of teens believe the Bible has too little influence in society," Andrew Hood, director of communications at the American Bible Society, told The Christian Post.
"On the other hand, teens are not very engaged with the Bible. Only 64 percent of teens read the Bible three or four times a year or less; 71 percent of teens said they are too busy. When teens do read the Bible, 76 percent said they are influenced 'a lot' by it." more >>
UK schools must teach their students that Britain is a Christian country and religious views are held with more importance than atheism, the nation's Education Secretary said.
Nicky Morgan's statement comes after humanists scored a victory in the High Court after the latter deemed her exclusion of atheism from the curriculum as unlawful. The Education Secretary has recently released a new set of guide for non-faith schools, which clearly stipulates that "equal parity" will not be given to non-religious views, according to The Telegraph.
This month the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill designed to course-correct past attempts to fix our educational system. While the Act is far from perfect, those who care deeply about education equity and biblical justice have much to celebrate.
Designed as part of a repeal-and-replace effort directed at No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the 2001 law from which 43 states and the District of Columbia have been granted exemptions through federal waivers, the Every Student Succeeds Act is a step in the right direction.
As ambassadors for Christ called to love our neighbors as ourselves, we must champion education reform that honors education equity, a natural expression of biblical justice. We stand against all forms of injustice in our nation and our communities, which when focused on education leads to an insistence on quality education for all students, regardless of zip code, income, or race. Equal access to a meaningful education honors the image of God (imago dei) in every child and offers them tools to serve God with the entirety of their minds. And since the vast majority of American students (well over 90 percent) attend public schools, Christians are wise to celebrate excellence in private and home schools while also ensuring public school excellence. more >>
As humanists are going to courts to force schools to teach atheism, Britain's Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said schools are allowed to give priority to the views of established religions over atheism, and must teach pupils that Britain is a Christian country. Amid Britain's debate on multiculturalism, the number of home educated children is also rising, pointing to possible indoctrination efforts by islamist extremists.
Morgan issued new guidelines, which state that schools are not under obligation to give non-religious beliefs "equal parity" with religious beliefs, and that they have to teach pupils that the country's religious traditions "are, in the main, Christian," according to The Telegraph.
This comes after a high court, petitioned by the British Humanist Association, ruled last month that the U.K. government had unlawfully excluded non-religious views from the curriculum, saying that the content of the religious studies program could not fulfil all of a school's religious education obligations. more >>
New Testament scholar and author Robert Hutchinson writes in a new book that recent archaeological discoveries and biblical scholarship prove not only Jesus' existence but that biblical accounts of his life and death are more accurate than secular scholars have led people to believe.
While atheist and secular scholars have over the last century progressed the idea that there is no proof that Jesus existed or that He was and acted exactly how He was depicted in the New Testament, Hutchinson highlights in his recent book, Searching for Jesus, various archaeological finds and research from the past few years that disprove the theories progressed by secular "mythicists."
The discoveries that Hutchinson mentions in his book, he says, disprove theories by scholars such as Bart Ehrman and Robert Schweitzer, who in the early 1900s theorized that Jesus was nothing more that an apocalyptic prophet. more >>