Although he has stepped down from his speaking engagement at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine commencement ceremony, well-known neurosurgeon Ben Carson has not vanished from the public eye altogether.
The rising star of the conservative party will be holding a seminar on behalf of Inner L.I.G.H.T., a nonprofit community development organization, and the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals organization on Wednesday in the Mike Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
Both of these organizations use social and community action to equip younger generations with the proper materials, including education and role models, to help them excel in life. more >>
A Kentucky school district has decided to remove multiple Decalogue displays from various school classrooms in response to a complaint from a secular group.
Breathitt County Public Schools made the decision to remove the Ten Commandments from classrooms after a letter was sent to them by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Nancy Rodriguez, spokeswoman for Breathitt Schools, provided The Christian Post with a statement by the Kentucky Board of Education, saying that the displays were removed "to ensure compliance with federal law." more >>
The City School District of Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard spoke out against a controversial English writing assignment that had students argue why Jewish people are evil, saying it was "an unacceptable error in judgment" and that the teacher who issued it might be facing disciplinary action.
"You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!" an Albany High School English assignment read, referring to the Nazi government led by Adolf Hitler, responsible for the Holocaust and the deaths of millions of Jewish people during World War II.
The purpose of the exercise was to have students practice persuasive writing by using Nazi propaganda, Wyngaard revealed, but she noted that it should have been worded differently. more >>
Christian psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend, an expert on Christ-centered recovery for mental and emotional health issues, will be speaking at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., for all five worship services this weekend, just a little more than a week since the death of Pastor Rick Warren's son, Matthew.
Townsend told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview on Friday that he had already been asked to speak at Saddleback prior to the tragedy in order to talk about an upcoming feature-length movie that includes the church's Celebrate Recovery program as part of the film's story. He said he now plans to include some of his thoughts about what the Warren family is going through.
Matthew Warren's death was ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound occurring on Friday, April 5. He was 27-years-old. more >>
A teacher has claimed he was fired for giving a Bible to an inquisitive student at at New Jersey school, and has now filed a complaint against the school district for religious discrimination.
Walter Tutka was a long-time substitute teacher in Phillipsburg, NJ but was allegedly dismissed after being found guilty by the school of breaching two policies; distributing religious literature on school grounds, and not being "neutral" when discussing religious material with students.
It has now been reported that Liberty Institute and a New Jersey law firm have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Office against the Phillipsburg School District. more >>
Former president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Richard D. Land, has been appointed president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Charlotte, N.C.
The appointment, which becomes effective July 1, 2013, was made public in a news release on Thursday. The institution's Board of Trustees noted Dr. Land's 25-year history and reputation as an influential Christian voice for cultural apologetics in America as major factors behind their decision.
Land who announced his plans to retire from the ERLC last fall, succeeds former interim SES President Robert Westra. Land is expected to expand courses and accessibility to SES programs to a more international audience. He will also be teaching regular classes starting this summer. more >>