A Christian student journalist who lost her job in a row ignited by a hate group says she now believes she should have kept her empathy for the people in the group more "in check." But she's not afraid of taking a risky stand in the future.
Nicole DeCriscio, who served as editor-in-chief of The DePauw University student newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana, last fall, was "removed" from her position in October after she covered a heated story on campus: the presence of The Campus Ministry USA, a group of traveling protesters who visit multiple colleges, saying they are evangelicals but holding offensive signs and chanting controversial slogans that involve references to rape, drugs, drinking, and promiscuity.
"On a personal level, I've always thought that my empathy toward my subject was what made me a really good journalist. But I've learned ... that if I don't keep empathy in check, bad things can happen," she said, in an interview with The Christian Post. Being a journalist requires one to "tip-toe the line" between empathy and objectivity, she argued. more >>
Pastor Andy Stanley issued an apology on social media for a recent sermon in which he said that people who go to a small church "are so stinkin' selfish."
The senior pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, one of the largest churches in the U.S., posted on Twitter on Thursday expressing remorse for his remarks last weekend.
The wife of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. took to social media Wednesday to argue that her husband's decision to endorse Republican billionaire Donald Trump for president is in line with Jerry Falwell Sr.'s endorsement of Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan in 1980.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Becki Falwell defended her husband's endorsement of the Manhattan real estate mogul after Mark DeMoss, the evangelical institution's chairman of its board of directors executive committee and former chief of staff for Falwell Sr., stated earlier in the week that he was disappointed by Falwell Jr.'s endorsement.
DeMoss told The Washington Post Monday that thrice-married Trump's insult-laden campaign is "not Christ-like" and defies the Christian morals that Liberty University presses upon its students. DeMoss explained that he decided to break his silence on the endorsement because he saw how upset many Liberty University alumni were with endorsement, including one alumnus who even returned his diploma to the board of directors because he was so ashamed by Falwell's endorsement. more >>
For we human beings, treadmills usually invoke a sense of dread and remembrance of failed New Year's Eve resolutions.
But maybe this video of a penguin in research will link such tortuous exercise devices to something much cuter.
In a video recently uploaded to YouTube by Science News, a tuxedo-wearing Batman villain is hastily walking about a treadmill as part of an experiment. more >>
The executive committee chairman of Liberty University's Board of Directors said it was a mistake for Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. to endorse Donald Trump for president, saying that the billionaire's tactics contrast with the Christian values promoted by the institution.
After Falwell Jr. announced his endorsement for the Manhattan real estate mogul in January, he drew the ire of many members of the prominent evangelical school's community even though his endorsement was private and not intended to speak for the university.
Among those disappointed by Falwell Jr.'s endorsement is a former adviser to Falwell Jr.'s father, the late founder of school, Jerry Falwell Sr. more >>
The majority of voters in Liberty University's precinct voted for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz rather than billionaire Donald Trump in Tuesday's GOP primary in Virginia, despite the fact that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. famously endorsed Trump in January.
Although Trump was victorious in the Virginia Republican primary by winning over 34.7 percent of the vote, he did not fare as well in the Lynchburg-area, which is home to one of the nation's most preeminent evangelical colleges in Liberty University and also home to a small Christian school in Lynchburg College.
Even though Falwell, the son of the late Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell Sr., has been a heavy advocate for Trump since his endorsement and also recorded a statewide robocall attacking Cruz for his "dirty tricks," Trump came in third place in the Lynchburg city precinct. more >>