In last weekend's Wall Street Journal article on a "new" approach to Sunday School at a large and influential New York City church that is surrounded by poverty and educational dysfunction, the reporter noted without alarm that this is "a jazzed-up Sunday School, without a Bible in sight."
While this program includes the telling of some Bible stories, it "has dispensed with didactic Scripture teaching, religious workbooks, and off-the-shelf curriculum."
No books? Is it a "school" at all? more >>
A Pakistani Christian family has been forced to flee from home and is now in hiding after the family's eight-year-old daughter was beaten and locked inside of her school's bathroom for hours after she allegedly used a toilet designated for Muslims.
The British Pakistani Christian Association, a London-based humanitarian organization, reports that Sara Bibi, the youngest of five siblings, was expelled from the Government's Girls School in Samundari area of the Punjab province after she was accused of using the same toilet that her Muslim classmates use.
While a common mentality displayed in the Pakistani Muslim community is that Christians are "unclean," Bibi's classmates accused her of "polluting" their toilet. After her classmates informed the school's headmistress, Zahida Rana, that Bibi used the Muslim toilet, Bibi was verbally scolded and abused by the headmistress. more >>
It's that time of year again. Time for people to go about stores and malls and shop 'til they drop.
America's love of shopping kicks into high gear during November and December, as Black Friday and holiday sales abound.
This intense shopping season often brings crazed crowds who climb over each other for better and better deals. more >>
NFL tight end Benjamin Watson has a problem with Americans who chastise individuals for praying publicly, but take to social media to encourage prayer amid international disasters — and he's speaking up about it.
After at least 129 Parisians were killed in terrorist attacks on the French capital on Nov. 13, countless Americans took to various social media platforms to express their condolences with hashtags like "#prayforparis." However Watson, the 34-year-old New Orleans Saints TE, saw irony in the well-meaning gestures.
An ecumenical group of ministry organizations are coming together to coordinate the annual "International Day of the Bible" observance.
Slated for next Monday, Nov. 23, the observance is sponsored by the American Bible Society, Bible Gateway, Scripture Union, YouVersion, Bibles for the World, and the National Bible Association.
A private Christian university in Arizona has announced that it will now be extending employee benefits to lawfully married same-sex spouses of employees, but assured that it will continue to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, a school that was founded by Southern Baptists in 1949, issued a statement last Friday explaining that the school has altered its employee benefits package to include lawfully married same-sex couples.
After the United States Supreme Court ruling in June legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, the institution evaluated its employee benefits policy and felt that in order to demonstrate "grace and compassion" toward married same-sex employees, employee benefits needed to be extended to their partners. more >>