A private Christian college in Arkansas has received a $1 million anonymous gift to go toward its archaeological project at the ancient city of Abila, Jordan.
John Brown University's Abila Archaeological Project has been sending students and staff to the site since 2006 to participate in the excavation of the area, which includes five churches from the Byzantine period, a Christian monastery, and tombs, among other archaeological treasures.
According to a press release on the John Brown University website, the anonymous donation will help fund the university's Abila Archaeological Project, as well as the school's Jordan Summer Studies Program, its Holy Lands Study Trip program and the Abila Lecture in Biblical Archaeology. more >>
You're right to be worried. Student debt is a growing crisis in America. In fact, I believe that overpriced educations that don't result in jobs are a new bubble ready to burst.
Today, 7 in 10 bachelor's degree recipients graduate with some debt, and student debt — surpassing $1.2 TRILLION — is second only to mortgages. But just like the housing bubble, where people owed more on their houses than the houses were worth, too many young people owe for an education that does not turn into the job imagined.
A Minnesota church found approximately 30,000 toy cars, and a few classic real ones, in a house donated to it in the will of a recently deceased member.
Celebration Church of Lakeville inherited the home of a church usher named Dennis Erickson who died last December. Inside the home were legions of toy cars.
While promoting the release of his latest DVD for the film "God's Club," actor Stephen Baldwin talked about the steady decline of morality in America and says sticking to God's moral code is the only way that can help.
"When they created the law that is a separation of church and state it was never intended that that become a separation from God," Baldwin said in the film "God's Club."
"God's Club" addresses current difficulties Christians are faced with in America, such as prayer in school and the right to have Christian clubs on school campuses. Baldwin plays a teacher who stands up for a Christian club in school with students who want to attend. more >>
The American College of Pediatricians warned legislators and educators Monday to reject all policies that condition children to accept transgenderism as normal, adding that attempts to normalize a condition classified as a mental illness is child abuse.
"The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts — not ideology — determine reality," the organization noted in a statement listing an eight-point explanation of its stance.
The American College of Pediatricians, according to its website, is a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children. more >>
Princeton Theological Seminary hosted a controversial conference last week to explore so called "gender fluidity" and how people are "forging new gender identities" outside the norms of male and female.
Titled "Gender Benders: Theology and Gender Fluidity," the multi-day conference was presented by the seminary's center for theology, women, and gender last weekend.
The center's Director, Jacqueline Lapsley, said in a statement last month that "[g]ender identity is a topic of great interest today, especially for young people." more >>