Every year on the third Monday in January, the United States celebrates the life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King is widely known and respected for his commitment to racial equality, advocating for a nonviolent method of social changes and preaching unforgettable words to mass audiences.
While popular memory has enshrined this image of King, the late civil rights leader was a man of many positions and actions, as well as the occasional flaw. more >>
A phrase from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Stride Toward Freedom, reverberates in my mind this MLK Day: "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable."
It serves as reminder that God's will that everyone be treated justly and with integrity is something we must continually pursue. It is crucial that we apply the struggle for justice and integrity to our education system for the sake of our children.
Over the past quarter century, the United States has made remarkable strides toward achieving equity in schools. High school graduation rates among minority students have steadily increased, and today more women are enrolled in college than men. According to the Pew Research Center, from 1996 to 2012, Latino college enrollment more than tripled. The same report shows that African American college enrollment has increased by more than 70 percent. more >>
Perry Noble played Wednesday's Powerball lotto, and for him it was no big deal. So when it comes to the debate against Christians — especially pastors — playing the lottery, frankly, the NewSpring megachurch pastor doesn't want to hear it.
"I know, I know — spare me the 'gambling' lectures," writes Noble in a blog post on his website Wednesday. "I remember when the lottery came to SC, Christians lost their mind and began railing about how the anti-Christ was on his way!"
Unlike some spiritual leaders, Noble doesn't frown upon gambling and says it's no different than playing the stock market. more >>
Ever wonder what it would be like to have 8 million followers on Instagram? How would it feel? What would it look like?
Well, as a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a cascading deluge of notifications, streaming down a smartphone screen like a waterfall.
In a video posted to YouTube by a person doting the appellation "oramis mo," one gets to see what it's like to have that many followers, specifically the notifications process. more >>
The head of an Episcopal Church group trying to secure control of approximately $500 million in church property from a breakaway diocesan leadership will soon be retiring.
Last year, the South Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit surrounding who rightly owns the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina's name and property.
The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, sent an official letter Thursday announcing his plans to retire sometime in the summer. more >>
An appeals court ruled that the owners of a farm in New York State must pay a $13,000 fine for refusing to have a same-sex wedding on their property despite their religious objection to gay marriage.
The Third Judicial Department of the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled on Thursday that Cynthia and Robert Gifford engaged in unlawful discrimination when they refused to have a gay wedding performed on their property in 2012.
In their ruling the New York court concluded that the Gifford's farm, which is known as Liberty Ridge Farm, fit the legal definition of a place of public accommodation. more >>