A West Virginia school has agreed to remove crosses that were part of a memorial honoring a teacher who died in 2004 following a complaint from an atheist organization.
Ravenswood Middle School, part of the Jackson County School District, was the site of a memorial that included crosses and angels.
In a vote taken Thursday, the Jackson County School Board decided to remove the crosses following a complaint from the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. more >>
A growing chorus of social scientists are raising concerns about the anti-conservative and anti-Christian hostilities within their ranks.
Social psychology suffers from liberal confirmation bias and groupthink that leads to diminished and false research findings, argues a new report by six academic psychologists, José L. Duarte, Arizona State University; Jarret T. Crawford, The College of New Jersey; Charlotta Stern, Stockholm University; Jonathan Haidt, New York University—Stern School of Business; Lee Jussim, Rutgers University; and Philip E. Tetlock, University of Pennsylvania.
The report, "Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science," will be published in an upcoming issue of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. An early copy has been posted online here. more >>
Disney's newest film "McFarland, USA" tells the true story of how cross country coach Jim White rounded up a group of Latino teens with uncertain futures and made them into champions — an achievement he says reflects God's glory.
During the '80's, McFarland, California, was a predominantly Hispanic farming town where residents aspired to little else besides working in the fields as "pickers" or joining violent gangs. Despite the odds stacked against his high school cross country team, including a non-existent budget and widespread prejudice, White was able to prove that "champions can come from anywhere," as McFarland High reached the California State Cross Country Championship of 1987.
Speaking to The Christian Post, White referred to his faith in God as a guide throughout his coaching career. more >>
It isn't every day that a middle school teacher walks away from their career to pursue hip-hop aspirations, but Dee-1 is following his God-given purpose and is allowing the world to hear a glimpse of that in his latest EP 3's Up.
Dee-1, the 29-year-old Christian rapper born David Augustine Jr., became a middle school teacher to pay back his student loans and change children's lives in the process. The New Orleans native soon realized that his students cared more about studying rappers' lyrics than doing their homework and decided that he would seriously pursue the passion for rapping that he had been honing since college.
During the day, David would help shape young minds in a classroom setting, while he would transform into Dee-1 to perform his latest lyrics at night. After two years of being called "Mr. Augustine" by students in the classroom, the educator shifted gears by transforming his night time rap hobby into a full-time career. more >>
It happens decades before it should. Sometime before a May graduation one or more members of a senior class could wake up one morning and never live to see another day. It makes no sense; these boys had their entire lives in front of them. None of us will ever understand such tragedy and we're not supposed to.
This past Sunday I awoke to the news that two young men from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN lost their lives in a single car accident the prior evening. Colin Kilgore, a baseball player and teammate of my freshman son and Christophe Kesterson, a lacrosse player collided with a tree in the car they were in and died instantly. Both were accomplished student-athletes who had secured a spot at two great colleges and I'm sure felt as if they had the world in the palm of their hands. Yet it's times like this we realize it's not us but God who is in control.
Almost thirty-five years to the day I lost one of my best friends our senior year of high school. The news of the CBHS boys dug up a cadre of emotions for me. I would have never imagined the events of February 17, 1980 would come rushing back with such intensity yet all I could think about were the emotions that families, friends and loved ones of these boys would experience that dreadful morning and for years to come. more >>
Parents in a California coastal town are enraged at their local school district after they discovered that second graders are using their school-issued iPads to watch pornography and other inappropriate material while at home.
At last Tuesday's meeting of the Encinitas Union School District Board of Trustees, five parents voiced their anger at the fact that their children's school-issued iPads don't have filters or firewalls to prevent children from accessing inappropriate websites while they're off of school grounds.
Although the school district has installed a filter for when the the children are using the iPads on school property, the filter doesn't work once the children have left their school. more >>