In an extremely rare feat, according to college counselors, Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., has been accepted to all eight elite Ivy League universities and he is receiving praise from across the United States.
"Congratulations to Kwesi Enin on being accepted to all eight of the Ivy League universities!" noted Gospel star Yolanda Adams in a post on her Facebook page Tuesday.
College counselors told USA Today that the feat is so rare among college applicants that very few dare to apply to all eight because they look for different qualities in their freshman class. Almost none are invited to attend all of them. more >>
Kay Warren, wife of Pastor Rick Warren, was so overwhelmed by the thousands of supportive responses to her Facebook post under the headline, "Don't Tell Grievers to 'Move On,'" that she took nearly two weeks before responding.
"Grief is a long, arduous, slow process and it deserves to be respected and supported, not minimized and condemned," Kay Warren said in part of her Facebook message posted Thursday.
The Saddleback Church founders are approaching the one year anniversary of their son's death approached. Matthew Warren died at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 2013. The young Warren had "lived his entire life with mental illness," Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, said last year. more >>
A new book about C.S. Lewis aims to guide Christians and non-Christians alike toward wisdom, a deeper understanding of the Christian faith, and a full understanding of the meaning of life.
"Lewis is saying we really need to go beneath the surface of our faith," Alister McGrath, professor of theology, ministry and education at King's College London and author of C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. McGrath announced his new book, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life, as a guide for modern Christians and non-Christians to learn the wisdom of the great author.
McGrath explained that his new book involves "letting Lewis help us think through the big questions of life and live better lives." It leads the reader through a series of lunch discussions with Lewis focused on eight different topics: the meaning of life, friendship, the importance of stories, Aslan and the Christian Life, apologetics, education, the problem of pain and the hope of heaven. more >>
Days after the death of their excommunicated founder, the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket an Oklahoma liquor store over a sign they put up recently.
On Twitter, Westboro Baptist commented that they intended to picket the Moore Liquor Marquee on Saturday, April 5.
The sign, posted Tuesday, read "Fred Phelps 1929-2014" and added at the bottom "Champagne 10% off! Not a coincidence." more >>
After 40 years of being deaf and hearing nothing but white noise, Joanne Milne, 40, of Gateshead, England heard music and the sound of her own voice for the first time after an operation last month and she trembled and cried because it was all so amazing.
Milne, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called the Usher Syndrome, also began losing her sight to the disease during her 20s, according to The Journal and is also legally blind.
"Being deaf was just who I was. Unfortunately, when I became registered blind things changed dramatically and for the first time being deaf became increasingly difficult," said Milne. more >>
Unity. There is great power in being of one mind. In fact, it was so important to Jesus that in John 17:22-23 he prayed:
"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me." (NASB)
Perhaps this is why that out of all the enemy's tools we must make sure to guard against division. Division destroys friendships, families, ministries, churches, and businesses. more >>