A Christian ministry center will open later this week at Yale University where students will be able to host faith-focused activities including leadership training and prayer groups.
The facility will be operated by Christian Union, a national faith-based organization set in place at seven Ivy League universities, and will serve as the fourth ministry center at Brown, Cornell and Princeton.
"As we are growing, we need a reliable space where we can meet and host events," said Josh Ginsborg, president of Yale Faith and Action, the official undergraduate chapter of Christian Union, according to Yale Daily News. "It will be a gathering point where we can come together for Bible study or hang out at night." more >>
NASHVILLE—University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus addressed criticisms of his recent study that compared the outcomes of children raised by same-sex couples against those who are raised by their biological and heterosexual parents during a panel discussion at the Ethics & Religious Liberty leadership summit in Nashville, Monday night.
Regnerus' social science study found that children function best as adolescents and young adults when they are raised by their biological mother and father or are adopted by a mother and father who remain married.
During the panel discussion he commented that among the majority of same-sex headed families that he had studied, few had relationships characterized by "stability and longevity," and consequently his findings that children raised by heterosexual couples fared better than those in same-sex households could not been seen as a "slam-dunk." more >>
A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has filed a lawsuit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The American Humanist Association announced Monday that a New Jersey school district will be the latest entity sued over the two words.
David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement that he believes the pledge's words are religiously coercive. more >>
Some alcohol lovers and retailers are pleased that the U.S. government has quietly approved a powdered form of alcohol called "Palcohol," which is expected to be on sale by fall 2014. But not everyone is happy about it.
"We are excited by the approval of our powdered alcohol product, Palcohol," notes a message on a website dedicated to the product.
"The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau actually approved it some time ago. However, we were caught off guard by the TTB making some of our approved labels public which we now know is standard procedure. As a result, people visited this website that we thought was under the radar because we had not made a formal announcement of Palcohol," it continued. more >>
NEW YORK — Nick Vujicic, a Christian evangelist born without limbs who has inspired millions around the globe with his story of faith and perseverance, is using his new book, Standing Strong, to speak to the 3.2 million U.S. teens, and countless others around the globe, who say they have been bullied.
"This is written specifically to teenagers sort of in their language. I'm very passionate about the standing strong against bullying message," Vujicic told The Christian Post.
Vujicic's passion for the subject stems from his own experiences with being bullied as a child due to being born with no arms and no legs, a condition called tetra-amelia syndrome. more >>
The running backs coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has reiterated his strong Christian faith in a recent speech, saying he believes Christianity is the only "true" religion.
Running backs coach Ron Brown, who has been with the Cornhuskers since 2008, expressed his Christian beliefs at a recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes Prayer Breakfast, as reported by South Dakota's Rapid City Journal.
Brown, who has become known in his local community and beyond for his outspoken Christian faith, told those in attendance at the prayer breakfast that now is a difficult time for Christians living in America, comparing Christianity's struggle in modern society to a college football team playing a "road game" in a hostile environment. more >>