A historically African-American denomination whose president recently took part in a summit on racial unity hopes the event will be a beginning to many conversations on reconciliation.
The National Baptist Convention, USA took part in a summit on racial reconciliation last week in Mississippi alongside the Southern Baptist Convention.
After the Missouri president and chancellor were toppled by student protesters claiming a racist climate on campus, some emboldened activists are seeking new demands nationally, including cancellation of student debt and free tuition.
Reuters and other media outlets reported that some college students participated in a Million Student March Thursday.
The movement not only calls for debt cancellation and free tuition, but $15 an hour minimum wage for student workers. A website promoting the hashtag #millionstudentmarch confirms the demands. more >>
A week that saw presidential candidate Marco Rubio denigrate philosophy majors also showed why philosophy is important with campus unrest at Mizzou and Yale.
"For the life of me, I don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers," Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., said.
His first sentence is correct, of course. Vocational education and jobs that do not require a college education are honorable and valuable, and there are many well-paying jobs for welders and such. As Protestant Reformation theologians pointed out long ago, there is dignity and worth in manual labor, and these jobs can be as much a service to God as the work of philosophers. (For a more recent example, check out Jordan Ballor's Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (And Action).) more >>
The University of Southern California will be purchasing a church property that dates back to the 1930s as part of the public academic institution's ongoing expansion efforts.
USC is in negotiations to finalize the purchase of the campus of United University Church, a Los Angeles-based church jointly operated by a United Methodist congregation and a Presbyterian congregation.
Pastor Frank Wulf of United Church told The Christian Post that he could not comment on the pending transaction, but direct CP to an earlier interview he gave to The Los Angeles Times. more >>
It's never too early to learn important life lessons, like changing a tire. After all, changing a tire is so easy even a kindergartner can do it.
A kindergartner? Yes, you read that right. Phoenix, identified by his father as a "kindergarten mechanic," knows how to change a tire.
In a video posted to YouTube earlier this week, young Phoenix goes through the steps of replacing a car tire, and other matters. more >>
On the 11th day of November every year Americans observe Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Below, in no particular order of importance, are five interesting facts about the holiday, from its origins to its practice.
1. A Different Name more >>