In a Chicago Tribune article published Monday, I suggested that Wheaton College professors need worldview training. I'm sure that may sound presumptuous, given that most of them hold doctoral degrees, which I do not. Yet, the recent brouhaha sparked by Dr. Larycia Hawkins' statement that Muslims and Christians worship the same God has made it painfully clear that Wheaton's campus is a battleground of competing worldviews. And, if Wheaton College is going to restore its reputation in the Christian community, administrators need to confront these worldview differences head-on.
As Nancy Pearcey explains in Total Truth, a worldview is a like a comprehensive map of reality that helps us navigate life. And, every worldview answers three basic questions: How did we get here? (Origins) What caused human suffering? (Fall) And, how can things be made right again? (Redemption)
For Christians, the answers to these questions are plainly that God created us; sin caused human suffering; and Jesus' death on the cross provides the means of redeeming mankind and reversing the effects of the Fall. more >>
WASHINGTON — Several abstinence education advocates, lobbyists and students from all over the United States gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to encourage Congress to create more parity in the country's lopsided sexual education funding and reject the president's proposal to cut funding for sexual risk avoidance education.
After President Barack Obama submitted his proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 that cut $10 million in federal grants for abstinence-only education programs, the abstinence education advocacy group Ascend, along with the Family Research Council, held a briefing for congressional staff members explaining why defunding abstinence education programs will be damaging for American children.
Although this is not the first time that Obama has proposed cutting federal grants for sexual risk avoidance programs, the cuts come after Congress increased funding for SRA programs from $5 million to $10 million in an omnibus bill that was passed last December. more >>
A member of the staff at a nationally influential megachurch in Texas stressed the importance of media ministries at a major annual gathering of churches and Christian media.
Bryan Bailey, director of Media and Production at First Baptist Church of Dallas, was involved in a moderated discussion on Friday morning as part of the National Religious Broadcaster's annual convention.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Bailey noted that the discussion "had a great group of people." with an audience that was appeared to be "absorbing the information." more >>
A Missouri school district recently received a letter from an atheist group complaining about the presence of a youth minister on campus.
The Hollister School District received a letter earlier this month questioning why administrators allowed a representative from K-Life, a local youth Christian organization, on campus for a lunchtime prayer.
The letter was sent by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation after a YouTube video surfaced showing Robert Bruce, the chapter director for K-Life, leading students in prayer in the school cafeteria. more >>
As more and more people fleeing war in Syria continue to arrive at refugee camps in neighboring countries, one Christian satellite channel has been offering on air-education to children in core curriculum subjects, alongside messages of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
SAT-7, which was launched in 1995 as the first Arabic language Christian satellite television channel, has been broadcasting its "My School" program five days a week through SAT-7 Kids channel since 2015, which teaches young children core curriculum subjects, such as Arabic, English and Maths.
Rita El Mounayer, the chief channels and communications officer at SAT-7, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Thursday that the program is doing more than just teaching school subjects, as it is providing children and families with hope for the future amid the humanitarian crisis. more >>
A school district in California will soon allow condoms to be distributed in middle schools, despite opposition from many parents.
San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education unanimously approved on Tuesday an expansion of their "Condom Availability Program" to include middle schools.
In a statement released Tuesday, the school district noted that Middle school students can receive condoms from a school nurse without parental consent. more >>