"Duck Dynasty" newlyweds John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson recently shared what they believe to be the secret to a lasting marriage, two months after they exchanged vows in a televised wedding.
While some critics have openly questioned the couple's decision to marry at ages 19, John Luke believes that it's one's commitment to faith, and not age, that determines the success of any marriage. The pair said "I do" in a country-style wedding at the Robertson family farm in West Monroe, Louisiana, on June 27, and they recently settled into their new lives together as college students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
"As far as relationships and marriage goes, we've discovered that the ones that put God first in their relationship last and the ones who put themselves first don't," John Luke said, according to Richmond.com. more >>
Have you ever stopped to think that 20 seconds could mean the difference between life and death? For one 17-year-old high school graduate who was rescued by a firefighter as an infant, 20 seconds made all the difference and enabled her to celebrate one of life's important milestones.
No one ever expects that a devastating fire will destroy their home and threaten their lives, but for this fortunate girl, God placed this firefighter in the right place at the right time, and his actions saved her life. He is a true HERO!
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NEW YORK — Acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Wilson says letting go of the past is essential in finding freedom through Jesus Christ, which is the message behind his latest album, That Was Then, This Is Now.
On July 31, the Christian artist, who is known for his bold lyrics and pop rock sound, debuted his fourth studio album That Was Then, This Is Now, which landed in the top five on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. The release also marked Wilson's first-ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart, indicating that the 11-track album is resonating with fans.
"Well it's been very exciting so far, there's so much work that goes into making a record so it's encouraging when people respond in a way like this," Wilson told The Christian Post on Thursday. "I'm very excited about it." more >>
A coalition of conservative pastors including Robert Jeffress and Ed Young have sent an amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court stating that it is "unconstitutionally inefficient" for the state to prohibit taxpayer dollars from going to religious-based private schools when there are students who want to attend such institutions instead of public schools.
As the Texas Supreme Court is weighing whether or not to uphold a 2014 judgement that struck down the state's public school finance system, the U.S. Pastor Council, with the help of the of lawyer Briscoe Cain, filed a brief arguing that the court should uphold the state judge's ruling because the current school finance system has failed its students.
The council, which includes a number of prominent Texas pastors like Jeffress, Young, Robert Morris and Steve Riggle, stated that 50 percent of state's public schools are not meeting student advancement goals established by the No Child Left Behind Act. The council contends that religious schools should be eligible to receive public funding through the charter school system in order to give Texas students who wish to go to religious schools the ability to do so. Additionally, such a rule would fulfill the Texas constitution's requirement of an "efficient" school system. more >>
Oklahoma Wesleyan University announced this week that the institution is dropping out of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities because of the council's inaction against two member schools that announced earlier this summer that they'll hire staff who are in a gay marriage.
In a statement released Monday, the university announced that it will no longer affiliate with the CCCU, which consists of over 120 member schools focused on delivering Christ-centered education, because of the council's "confusion" on how to handle the decisions made by Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College to allow for the hiring of professors who are married to partners of the same-sex.
"CCCU's ambivalence in deciding the status of two member institutions that have advised CCCU they will permit same-sex couples to be employed as faculty members indicates to us that it is time for our university to move in a different direction," the president of the 900-student university, Everett Piper, said in a statement. more >>
Images emerging Wednesday of a drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore face-down on a Turkish beach have rocked social media with the sad reality of the risks that hundreds of thousands of refugee families are taking just to find peace and liberty away from the nation's civil war and the rise of the Islamic State.
The 3-year-old Syrian boy, who was identified as Aylan Kurdi, was just one of 12 refugees aboard an overcrowded dinghy who drowned Wednesday in their quest to reach the Greek island of Kos from the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, according to the Turkish Anadolu news agency.
Among the others who perished at sea was Aylan's 5-year-old brother, Galip, who met a similar fate as he washed up on another Turkish beach. more >>