CHARLOTTE – For Christian parents to pass on their faith to their children, they should not answer their children's questions but respond with more questions to help their kids think through the issues themselves rather than rely upon their parents, famed Christian apologist Josh McDowell and his son, Sean McDowell, explained recently at the Southern Evangelical Seminary's 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In raising his four children, Josh McDowell explained that he tried to never answer their questions but to respond to them with another question because he wanted them to develop their own convictions rather than simply become Christians because their parents are Christian.
"I needed to teach my kids to think," he said, "to think logically, to come to their conclusions. Because if there is always dad's answer, then they couldn't develop convictions." more >>
The leader of the Anglican Church of Hong Kong has issued a statement calling for "dialogue" between pro-democracy protestors and government officials.
Archbishop Paul Kwong issued the statement Tuesday where he said that he was "saddened and distressed by the increasing social conflict."
A newborn baby girl who police say was dumped in a trash receptacle by her 13-year-old mother could soon find herself a new home in the arms of the loving couple who helped rescue her in Merced, California, last Thursday.
Capt. Tom Trinidad told KCRA 3 that the baby girl was discovered by a man who was alerted by rustling and movement while he rummaged through a dumpster for recyclables at the Sunnyside apartment complex at about 5:45 a.m. The man, who was not identified, screamed on seeing the baby and attracted the attention of Jimmy and Annette Alvarez who joined him with a flashlight and called 911 after seeing that the baby was hardly moving.
"There were flies, gnats, all kinds of trash and I said, 'She can't be like that,'" Jimmy Alvarez told KRCA. He said he reached down into the dumpster and scooped up the child and wrapped her in his T-shirt. more >>
A New York high school has lifted its ban on a Christian student organization after first rejecting the students' request for renewal.
Ward Melville High School of East Setauket decided late last week to renew the group Students United in Faith after receiving a letter from the Liberty Institute, a conservative law firm.
Last year, administrators at the school denied SUIF recognition under the charge that the student organization lacked sufficient numbers of interested persons to garner recognition. more >>
This amused wife, Tristen Combs, decided to stroll into the bathroom when daddy was giving his baby a bath. She discovered just how great of a father her husband is when she caught him off guard.
Tristen caught her husband singing an adorable song to their newborn son during his bathing time. Not only is the baby enjoying daddy's singing abilities, the dogs are tuned in as well. As she is recording him, he peeked over to see her spying on them and didn't seem to like the attention much.
This is a great example of a loving and caring father for his newborn! more >>
No matter what negative thoughts were told to this amazing teen, she would carry on and fight. When Lacey was born doctors told her mother she would pass away immediately after birth.
She was diagnosed with a rare disease, but that didn't stop this child of God from fighting back. Lacey is now 15 years old and proving everyone who doubted her wrong. She is a true inspiration.
God bless her and her amazing family! Watch her miraculous story below: more >>