A Kentucky high school has defied an atheist group's demand that the school keep prayer out of its pre-football game festivities, as the school kicked off its 2015 football season with a student-led invocation last Friday.
Prior to August 2011, Bell County High School practiced a long-standing tradition of letting a Christian pastor lead in a pre-game prayer over the stadium's public-address system as a way of asking God to keep the student-athletes safe.
But after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest atheist organization, filed a complaint with the school district's then-Superintendent George Thompson, and threatened to file a lawsuit, school officials decided to end the prayer tradition to avoid costly litigation. more >>
A group of students in Duke University's freshman class are speaking out publicly about their refusal to read a novel that was selected as the freshman summer reading book because the book's pornographic content violates their Christian beliefs and moral principles.
In April, Duke University announced that the book, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical novel written by New York Times best-selling author Alison Bechdel about her relationship with her father, was the one book selected from a list of six titles to be the class of 2019's "Common Experience" summer reading book.
Although Duke's summer reading program is not required, the purpose behind the program is to give incoming students the opportunity to discuss the book in small groups during their orientation before school starts. A special printing of the book was mailed over the summer to all incoming freshman. more >>
A prayer board inside an eighth grade Mississippi classroom might be coming down after an atheist group threatened to sue the school district over the students' prayers.
Lamar County School District officials will soon issue a decision regarding the prayer request display, which was on a classroom's closet door at Oak Grove Middle School.
"The 'board' is painted onto the back of a closet door. The names have been removed at this time to protect the students," said Tess R. Smith, superintendent of the Lamar County School District, to The Christian Post regarding the status of the prayer request board. more >>
These little children are such a blessing. Listening to them explain the power of prayer, and who they thank in prayer, will light up your soul.
After praying, they explain the power that God has had in their lives, and it is both awesome and cute. It's sometimes difficult to imagine what most kids pray for, and how prayer has affected their lives. But the innocence and transparency of these kids, and their love for others, will touch your heart. Jesus is the reason for all of their blessings, and they know it! They may teach adults a thing or two about the importance and power of prayer.
"In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge," Proverbs 14:26. more >>
Here's a young man with a beautiful and inspiring voice. Christopher Duffley is blind and has Autism, but the 14-year-old doesn't let anything ruffle his feathers — even the opportunity to sing live in front of thousands of baseball fans at Fenway Park.
The sound of his voice will give you chills. Before he begins to sing, he does a warm up routine that will get you pumped. Christopher has made many other videos that have sparked a lot of interest in this popular young star. It's an amazing blessing to hear this young man lift his voice for others, especially in such a memorable setting.
Watching the young man take to the stage, despite challenges like blindness and Autism, really touches the heart. With the power that God gives him to reach and inspire others, Christopher can do anything — and so can you! We can do anything we put our minds to! more >>
Grab some tissues, because a song from this adorable 5-year-old just might bring tears to your eyes. The little girl, named Heavenly Joy, surprises Kathie Lee Gifford when she tells her she wants to sing a song for her. When she starts to sing, it's nearly impossible for Kathie Lee to hold back the tears. It's both beautiful and powerful. A must listen!
Heavenly Joy, a former America's Got Talent contestant, sings "This Little Light Of Mine" for Kathie Lee, which the girl recorded on her phone, and it really touches Kathie Lee's heart. She believes that Kathie Lee lights up the world each and every day when she gets up and speaks in front of the camera, and she lets her know just that. When Heavenly gets called to appear on the show, she has yet another surprise for Kathie Lee and viewers when she sings a precious version of "Jesus" that really shines a light from start to finish.
If you want to shine a light into someone's day, be sure to share this video! more >>