Close to 100 people reportedly showed up at a forum Tuesday night in Staunton, Virginia, to discuss growing concerns regarding high school students being assigned practice calligraphy in a class by writing Islamic statements of faith.
News Leader reported on Tuesday that parents at Riverheads High School are angry after world geography students were assigned to practice calligraphy by writing in Arabic "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah," which is the Islamic conversion creed.
While the students were not apparently asked to translate or recite the statement, a few of them refused to complete the assignment, and told their parents. more >>
A recently released study from LifeWay Research found that church attendance during the Christmas season is still an important part of the observance.
In a report titled "American Views on Christmas," LifeWay found that 61 percent of adults typically attend church during the Advent season.
LifeWay Research Director Scott McConnell told The Christian Post in an interview that the findings were similar to last year's survey data. more >>
After being released from the hospital following a life-threatening heart complication, Princeton professor and religious freedom advocate Robert P. George took to Facebook Sunday night thank all those who prayed for him throughout his ordeal, as he now expects to have a swift recovery.
George, who is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and also a conservative author, was hospitalized in New Jersey last Sunday after feeling pain in his abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a rare life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta and was transferred to Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.
Although it was originally believed that surgery was needed, it was later determined that surgery was no longer necessary. Many of George's friends and colleagues and even Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush took to social media to ask others to pray for George. more >>
The evangelical flagship, Wheaton College, has issued a statement affirming that "salvation is through Christ alone," following the assertion by some of its faculty that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God." The college also promised to initiate discussions on campus about appropriate ways to reach out to the Muslim community.
"Some recent faculty statements have generated confusion about complex theological matters, and could be interpreted as failing to reflect the distinctively Christian theological identity of Wheaton College," the college statement read. "We will be in dialogue with our faculty, staff and students in the days ahead to explore how best to articulate our love for our Muslim neighbors in ways that are consistent with our distinctive theological convictions."
I am grateful that the college will address this issue with faculty, staff and students. However, I fear that Wheaton's solution is not commensurate with the seriousness of faculty publicly advocating grave theological error. The college's statement comes after political science professor Larycia Hawkins announced on Facebook Thursday that she will be wearing a hijab for Advent to show solidarity with her Muslim neighbors. more >>
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has praised The Master's College for breaking off from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities due to its insistence on a literal interpretation of Genesis.
"We are always thankful when we hear about Christian colleges and universities that take a firm and public stand on the book of Genesis, refusing to compromise with man's ideas about the past and our origins. These colleges are sadly far and few between," Ham said in his Answers in Genesis blog on Monday.
After winning college football's most prestigious award Saturday night, University of Alabama running back Derrick Henry praised God and advised aspiring young athletes to keep God first while pursuing their dreams.
The 21-year-old Henry, who set a new Southeastern Conference record for nearly 2,000 rushing yards this season as a junior, fulfilled what he called a "lifelong dream" when he was named the 2015 winner of the Heisman Trophy in New York City on Saturday.
Notably, Henry won the closest Heisman vote since 2011 by earning over 1,832 points and 378 first-place votes. Heisman runner-up, Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, earned 1,539 points and 290 first-place votes, while Clemson's Deshaun Watson finished third place in the voting with 1,165 points and 148 first-place votes. more >>