Seventeen years after the deadly shooting at Columbine High School, contemporary Christian music artist Jeremy Camp wrote a Christian anthem in honor of the faith of Rachel Joy Scott, the first murder victim of the Columbine High School massacre.
"Hey Guys, I am excited to share this brand-new song and the world premiere of the music video we made for it. The song is also the title track to the new movie coming out on October 21st called 'I'm Not Ashamed,'" Camp wrote on Facebook along with his music video for the song, which features clips from the film.
Rachel Joy Scott was targeted because of her Christian faith. She was the first of 12 students and one teacher who were gunned down at Columbine on April 20, 1999, and the film, "I Am Not Ashamed" is based on her journals, which are said to be honest and heartfelt accounts of her life. more >>
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the status of the inner city African-American community at the first-ever debate between her and Republican opponent Donald Trump.
At the debate held Monday evening at Hofstra University and moderated by Lester Holt, Clinton took issue with Trump's assessment that the inner city was a horrible place for African-Americans and Latinos.
Asked how to heal America's racial divide, Trump argued that America's inner cities are "so dangerous" because "you walk down the street, you get shot." more >>
The Episcopal Church continued its long trend of decline in 2015, with recently released statistics showing the Mainline denomination losing more than 37,000 members last year.
In statistics released earlier this week by the Episcopal Church Office of Research, in 2015 the Church had approximately 1.77 million members in its domestic dioceses, down from about 1.81 million members in 2014.
2015's membership numbers contrast strongly with the Episcopal Church's membership count 10 years earlier, which stood around 2.2 million members. This represents a decline of nearly 20 percent over the past decade. more >>
Evangelist and Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham is speaking out against the violence perpetrated by some of the protesters in Charlotte this week, and has called for prayer in the midst of the unfolding chaos.
Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, Graham said, "Another young man was shot and killed by someone in the hostile crowd. Looting, vandalism, random violence, mayhem prevailed. ... all under the guise of a demonstration."
Protester Justin Carr was shot during Wednesday night's protests, and according to CNN, "because the crowd was too thick for paramedics to access the scene, he had to be evacuated by a SWAT armored personnel carrier." more >>
A United Church of Canada minister who is also a self-avowed atheist will remain ordained while the denomination continues its process of possibly defrocking her.
The Rev. Gretta Vosper, an openly atheist minister, is presently undergoing an investigation by the Church to determine if she can remain an ordained clergy or will be put on the UCC's Discontinued Service List (Disciplinary), which is tantamount to being defrocked.
In keeping with a recommendation from a Church committee, the sub-Executive of Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada announced on Thursday that the General Council will hold a formal hearing on Vosper. more >>
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Libertarian hopeful Gary Johnson have the greatest support among the U.S. armed forces with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a distant third, according to a recent poll.
Earlier this month, the Military Times and Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families conducted a survey that found military personnel to be overwhelmingly in favor of Trump and Johnson.
Among a sample space of 2,200 active duty soldiers, Trump received 37.6 percent support, Johnson 36.5 percent, and Clinton 16.3 percent. Green Party hopeful Dr. Jill Stein received 1.2 percent. more >>