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Young adults increasingly outnumber older abortion protesters at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. Pro-life activists call the youth leadership a "counter-cultural revolution," and they point to both secular and religious reasons as to why young people travel hundreds of miles each year to protest against abortion.
"We do find that the young people are by far the majority of those who come to the March for Life," Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, told The Christian Post this week. more >>
A church's transition from one pastor to the next, otherwise known as pastoral succession, was the focus of a recent Christian leadership webcast in which prominent church leaders spoke about their experiences with the process.
Jonathan Falwell of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., succeeded his late father Jerry Falwell, after he suddenly passed in 2007. At the time, there was no plan of action in place and with over 20,000 members to lead, Falwell found himself immediately stepping up as his replacement.
"I had to build relationships because my dad had been the shepherd for over 50 years and now there were people that I had to minister to and make a difference in their lives," said Falwell during the Leadership Network's Succession webcast on Tuesday. "I made the commitment early on that I wanted to keep open lines of communication within the church…I wanted to let them know that I was accessible." more >>
Theologian John Piper used the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to make a point about questions of racial diversity within the Church and to list how the apostles in biblical times handled the discussion of sin toward early churches – and to connect "Calvinist racism" to King's "alleged adultery."
In his blog post, "Calvinist Racism and King's Alleged Adultery – A Connection?" Piper writes, "The fact that I can use the term 'Calvinist racism' should make it clear that 'King's alleged adultery' does not exclude him from heroic standing in the cause of civil rights, any more than 'Calvinist racism' excludes me from loving Calvinism – and King.
"But there is a connection. It goes like this: Don't use a leader's sin to determine the truth of his ideas. Not King's. Not the Calvinist's. Not the Arminian's. And so on." more >>
Documents released by the Associated Press suggest that from 2011 to 2012 Pope Benedict worked to defrock nearly 400 priests on claims that the men molested children - news that comes in the aftermath of the U.N.'s harsh critique of the Catholic Church's handling of the global sex abuse scandal on Thursday.
The reports also demonstrate a shift in the Church's approach towards handling sex abuse cases, which historically were dealt with by switching the parish where the priest served, rather than involving local law enforcement or Vatican tribunals.
But in 2001, former Pope Benedict, then a cardinal, mandated that accused priests be put on trial in church tribunals, with a maximum penalty of being defrocked. more >>
A school district in Arizona is considering adding invocation prayers at their board meetings, pending the result of a United States Supreme Court decision on a similar matter.
Officials at Gilbert Public Schools met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of including prayer on the agenda for board meetings.
Jack Keegan, superintendent of Gilbert Public Schools, told The Christian Post that various details had yet to be hammered out as to how the invocation would operate. more >>
Christopher Strickland, a 19-year-old Home Depot employee living in Anchorage, Alaska, has unexpectedly garnered national and international attention after catching a falling baby at the retail store last Thursday. A nine second video taken from security footage that documents the teen's heroic act has gone viral on multiple online platforms, including YouTube, where it's received more than 230,000 views as of Friday afternoon.
"I don't care either way," Strickland said about being considered a hero, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Store manager Brady Wilson said "it was his character," and human resources manager-turned-media-handler Cheryl Edmond emphasized that "he literally saved her life."
The video shows Strickland waiting around to assist customers when suddenly a baby lose in her car seat flipped over and off of an orange shopping cart. As the baby began to fall, Strickland lunged to catch her. He then returned the baby to her father's embrace. more >>