Two Kansas congregations, one a recently created worship community and the other an older smaller congregation, merged into one church.
Mending Place Church and South City Southern Baptist Church, both based in Wichita, finalized their merger on Sunday and now go by the name "Mending Place at South City."
LOS ANGELES — Media critic and founder of the family and values based Movieguide, Ted Baehr, says the solution to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is flawed and encourages prejudice, the exact opposite of the Academy's intention.
"As all Hollywood insiders know, the Academy is a club, and like all clubs, insider politics and favoritism reigns supreme," said Baehr in a statement released to the press. "If they believe their problem is that white voters vote white, thus the solution to bring in more African-American voters to even the playing field, they're simply encouraging prejudice voting based on skin color instead of solving the root issue."
Baehr is considered a valuable trusted source by conservative moviegoers interested in reading reviews that place family and faith values as the highest priority. His organization will have its own entertainment awards night, Movieguide's 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, held at the Universal Hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. more >>
The U.S. Postal Service will soon release a stamp commemorating Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Scheduled to go on sale next Tuesday, the stamp's release is meant to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the A.M.E. Church.
Roy Betts, spokesperson for the Postal Services, explained to The Christian Post in an interview the reason for the stamp. more >>
The highly acclaimed Erwin brothers film, "Woodlawn," is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, and lead actor Caleb Castille says it's a must-see because the movie shows that faith and sports can bridge the racial divide.
"Woodlawn" is based on a true story of one of the first African-American star football player, Tony Nathan, and the spiritual awakening during the 1973-1974 season at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, amid forced racial integration of public high schools.
Castille made his film debut as the lead role of Tony Nathan alongside actors Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Sherri Shepherd, and DeVon Franklin. more >>
Ron Sider, professor emeritus at Palmer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and founder of Evangelicals for Social Action, charged Thursday that white Evangelicals should get behind the Black Lives Matter movement because it is a pro-life issue.
Sider, who Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, introduced at the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington D.C. as "a model of Christian conviction and courage," criticized parts of the pro-life movement for what he sees as a "fundamental inconsistency" in how life-threating social causes beyond abortion, like racism and poverty, are treated.
"For many decades, I have believed and taught that Christians should act on the belief that from the moment of conception we're dealing with persons, human beings made in the image of God. Choosing to end the lives of innocent persons is simply wrong. For many decades therefore, I have been a part of the movement to reduce abortion by legislation and through supporting programs to assist unwed pregnant mothers. I'm happy my friends and honored to be a part of this gathering," Sider noted in his delicately balanced comments. more >>
A community college in Oregon has declared that April will be "Whiteness History Month," a project that is designed to explore how the "construct of whiteness" has created racial inequality in the United States.
Portland Community College, which is attended by nearly 90,000 students each year, announced on its website that the initiative that was launched by a subcommittee of the college's Cascade Campus Diversity Council.
According to a website created by the college to explain the project, Whiteness History Month will be unlike most heritage months since it will not be a "celebratory endeavor." The website states that "whiteness originates racism" and explains that the purpose behind the project is to foster solutions for community and social issues that stem from racism. more >>