A school district in North Dakota has denied discriminating against students from two high schools attempting to form Students for Life chapters.
Fargo Public School District No. 1 released a statement earlier this month arguing against a demand from the legal group the Thomas More Society, which demanded Fargo Public Schools recognize two pro-life student groups at Davies High School and North High School.
In a statement emailed to The Christian Post, Fargo Public Schools denied any wrongdoing in not allowing the pro-life student groups. more >>
This filmmaker and graphic designer named John Koenig has come up with an idea that describes and defines words we have never heard of. Some of them are mind-blowing. In this episode, he uses a word that is very unique and will leave you speechless.
The name of the weekly YouTube series is "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows." In this special episode Koenig uses the word "zenosyne." It is a combination of the two Greek words "Zeno" and "Mnemosyne." Zeno is derived from "Zeno's Paradox," which explores how one can move from one location to another if he must use ever-shrinking steps. Mnemosyne means to personify ancient Greek methodology. He combines the two words into his newly invested word.
Koeinig asks the question "how can we live our lives while each passing year feels shorter than the year before?" more >>
An elementary school in Maine has garnered outrage from parents for reading to first graders a children's book featuring a transgendered character.
Horace Mitchell Primary School of Kittery Point became the subject of controversy after a guidance counselor read the book "I Am Jazz," in which the main character has "a girl's brain in a boy's body," to the children.
Last week, a concerned parent whose 7-year-old child is enrolled at Mitchell Primary helped the story make national headlines when she emailed conservative pundit Sean Hannity of Fox News, who posted the email online. more >>
Harvard University was founded in 1636 with a clear Christian mission statement: "To be plainly instructed and consider well that the main end of your life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ." Today, Harvard's purpose is starkly different. No longer upholding a mission statement citing Jesus Christ, the university only expresses that its charge is "to educate the citizens and citizen-leaders for our society."
A bastion of liberal secular education, Harvard University is certainly not the most open environment to Christian faith and values. The same is said of Yale, Dartmouth, and Princeton. Still, God is working within Harvard University and America's Ivy League universities.
Harvard is a mission field for ministry leaders like Jerry and Judy Ball. Known as "Papa" and "Mama" to hundreds of students across the nation, the North Carolina couple felt a burning desire to organize a multi-generational Bible study and prayer ministry specifically for Harvard and other Ivy League students, campus ministers, staff and faculty. Called Ignite Ivy America, the Ball's student ministry is an annually gathers Ivy League students living in thoroughly secular environments together to "encounter Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit." more >>
Two masked gunmen on motorcycles, believed to be Muslim, open fired on the campus of a Pakistani Catholic school in Lahore Friday morning, injuring one Christian student and two security guards.
The two gunmen began firing at the campus of St. Franciscan High School in the Behar colony of Lahore, the second largest Christian residential area in Pakistan, around 10:30 a.m. The masked perpetrators were able to race away on their motorcycles and were not identified.
Police have begun an investigation into the attack on the school, according to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, who told The Christian Post that the school shooting is yet another attack on the Lahore Christian community following the Youhanabad lynchings of two Muslims thought to be involved in the mid-march Taliban bombings of two Christian churches. more >>
Which presidential candidate is most likely to be tripped up by their position on the Common Core? Jeb Bush comes to mind, of course. Yet the candidate whose support for Common Core could be most personally perilous—and most consequential for the larger 2016 race—is Hillary Clinton.
Yesterday, Clinton effectively endorsed the Common Core. Yes, she threw a bone to liberal opponents of Common Core by calling on teachers to "lead the way" in further developing these national standards. It's obvious from Clinton's overall remarks, however, that she supports Common Core.
That is hardly surprising, since Bill and Hillary Clinton both strongly supported Goals 2000, the de facto national education standards that were a kind of stillborn predecessor to the Common Core. Like Common Core, Goals 2000 amounted to a roundabout strategy for nationalizing American education, using federal grants to states as lures. And as with Common Core, GOP establishment politicians and businesses generally supported Goals 2000, while a phalanx of grassroots opponents fighting to defend the principle of local control ultimately shut the Clinton plan down. more >>