A debate is stirring over revisions made to the final translation of the English Standard Version Bible regarding gender, with one biblical scholars saying the changes are "potentially dangerous."
The Crossway Board of Directors and the ESV Translation Oversight Committee said in a statement that the 52 words revised in 29 verses were "the culmination of more than 17 years of comprehensive work by the committee, as authorized and initiated by the Crossway Board in 1998."
Crossway added that the 2016 edition is a "Permanent text of the ESV Bible [and will remain] unchanged throughout the life of the copyright." more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham denounced the Athletic Coast Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association's decisions to pull some of their games out of North Carolina over the state's law barring men from using women's restrooms in government facilities.
In an open letter to ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford published on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, Graham called the ACC's and NCAA's actions an example of "profound hypocrisy."
Patrick Henry College recently brought more honor to the exciting renewal of classical education nationwide.
Not only has the small liberal arts school in Purcellville, Virginia, won nine of the last twelve American Moot Court Association National Championships, but PHC just received international accolades as the first place winner in the 2016 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Geneva, Switzerland. As such, the debate team of rising juniors, William Bock and Helaina Hirsch, demonstrated the enduring legacy of the classical rhetoric tradition, even over the likes of Yale, Duke, and the University of Virginia.
PHC's achievements, though certainly impressive, are increasingly par for the course among classical schools. In secondary education, schools such as The Logos School and The Ambrose School, both in Idaho, have ranked as high as fifth in the nation in mock trial competition. The Logos School in particular has qualified for the national competition an astonishing 14 times. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham said in a speech at Cedarville University, a private Baptist school in Ohio, that believing God created the world in six days serves almost as a "litmus test" on biblical authority, and warned that disagreeing with it is taking man's word over God's.
Ham said in his presentation on why it is important for Christians to believe in six literal days of creation that in a way it is "almost a litmus test on biblical authority."
"Talking about the six days, what we're really talking about is does it really matter what God says. It's an authority issue," he said on Thursday. more >>
The nation's largest secularist organization is renewing its effort to pressure some of the nation's most popular college football teams to get rid of their chaplains, arguing that coaches violate students' First Amendment rights by instituting chaplaincy programs.
Last August, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to a number of public colleges and universities telling them that allowing Christian chaplains to minister to their football teams establishes a favoritism toward Christianity and coerces non-Christian athletes to take part so that their standing with coaches and teammates won't be diminished.
The organization, which advocates for a strict separation of church and state, released an in-depth report titled "Pray to Play" last year, highlighting a number of public colleges that have chaplaincy programs and schools that use public funds to fly chaplains to away games, provide hotel rooms for them and their families, and give them per-diem payments. more >>
Christian author and humanitarian Johnnie Moore recently labeled the Obama administration and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "Christophobic" for their records on protecting religious liberty at home and abroad.
Moore told NewsMax earlier this week that President Obama and Clinton have failed Christians, especially those experiencing violent persecution in the Middle East.