Renita Smith, a school bus driver with the Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, is now being hailed a hero across the country after she single-handedly saved the lives of 20 elementary school children when the bus she was driving suddenly erupted in a blaze on Monday.
"I opened my door, took off my seat belt, and I got my babies off that bus," Smith told NBC Los Angeles. According to WTVR, the fire which is still under investigation, was reported at about 4:45 p.m. Monday along the 9600 block of 51st Avenue in College Park. The children, all students at Glenarden Woods Elementary School in Prince George's County, all escaped the fire without injury.
Christian colleges are under attack these days, but New York Times columnist David Brooks says he's not worried.
It's September, and high school seniors are filling out their college applications. And if you're the parent of a senior, like I am, you're probably biting your nails. Because every day there's a new and maddening report of progressive insanity at our nation's universities: so-called "safe spaces" where students can hide from ideas that offend them, Ivy League schools providing feminine products in men's rooms, wacko professors getting tenure while those who speak in favor of traditional morality get hounded off campus.
To make matters worse, Christian universities and colleges appear to be in the cross-hairs of the culture wars, too. more >>
Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore told The Christian Post in an interview that President Barack Obama is "very receptive" to ideas on prison reform that are being advanced by a coalition of conservative and liberal activists.
The leading ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention attended a meeting last Thursday with President Obama, along with about a dozen others including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and leaders from both conservative and liberal groups.
"It was pretty evenly divided between people who would be more associated with the right and people who would be more associated with the left," said Moore. more >>
Tony Campolo, a sociology professor at Eastern University and former conservative Christian activist, has said he no longer wants to be labeled an evangelical Christian.
Once the head of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, Campolo told the U.K. publication Premiere that he no longer considers himself an evangelical.
In remarks published by Premiere on Monday, Campolo said he disagrees with many perceptions commonly associated with American evangelicalism. more >>
At the urging of America's largest secular legal organization, a public elementary school will no longer allow prayer during its kindergarten graduation ceremonies.
Springs Valley Elementary School in French Lick, Indiana, drew the ire of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation after it's kindergarten graduation ceremony last May included a prayer offered by a 5 or 6-year-old student. The ceremony include an invocation and a designated time for prayer was listed on the ceremony program.
After the ceremony, a parent who was upset that the event included a prayer alerted FFRF. In August, FFRF legal fellow Ryan Jayne sent a letter to Springs Valley Community Schools Superintendent Tony Whitaker, arguing that the school had committed a "constitutional violation." more >>
When Jesus Christ returns to Earth, everyone will know when it happens and not just a select few, according to the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Saturday, the 97-year-old evangelical preacher was asked by a person about an event happening in their city that was headed by a cult leader.
"Recently a so-called 'spiritual guru' whose followers say he is divine came to our city for a lecture. I've heard that Jesus is going to return to Earth someday. Could this person be Jesus?" the person asked. more >>