The Luis Palau Association, Jesus Culture and youth leaders in New York City have teamed up for three days of gatherings "designed to mobilize and encourage students to become passionate, faithful followers of Jesus."
Around 5,000 young people were expected to attend the three-day event, according to Kevin Palau, president of the Portland, Oregon-based Luis Palau Association.
The Friday evening gathering will see Jesus Culture, Misfit youth pastor Chris Durso of Queens megachurch Christ Tabernacle, evangelist Andrew Palau, and God Belongs in My City founder and youth leader Daniel Sanabria come together to inspire those 25 and younger to impact their city. more >>
Lexi Mae belts out an unforgettable version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a soccer match. It surprised the fans, because this young girl sang the national anthems better than many adults do.
When Lexi was a young girl her grandmother realized she had a wonderful gift. While shopping at a gift shop together, Lexi' grandmother heard her sing along to a tune that was playing in the store.Her grandmother, a voice teacher for 30 years, realized it was something special.
Ever since that day, Lexi sang along with the family.This performance sent her to online stardom. more >>
For many Americans Fred Rogers, famous for his character on PBS' long-running children's television series, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," was a nostalgic staple whose feel-good quotes continue to be propagated by those who grew up watching him on their living room TV sets as children.
According to one author, however, Mr. Rogers shouldn't just be considered a wholesome TV star from yesteryear, but also a radical counter-cultural figure.
Michael G. Long, associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College, has written a book titled Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers. more >>
This 7-year-old boy, Alex, loves superheroes and riding his bike. Unfortunately, he was born with a partially developed arm. When a college student and Iron man found out about this, they decided to do something incredible for this young boy.
Albert Manero is a college student who builds and donates low-cost, 3-D printed bionic limps to disabled kids all over the world. Robert and Albert teamed up to make Alex's day a memorable one. After getting support from people all over , including a leading specialist in bionic arms, they made something incredible happen. Robert Downey Jr. waited in a hotel room for Alex to show up before giving him an ultimate surprise.
After meeting one another, a box on the floor labeled "Stark Industries" had two special bionic arms, just like the one Iron man wears in the film. Alex was so excited to see that one of these were for him. Then him and Ironman debated on which one was better -- and of course Alex's was. more >>
A church on the gulf coast of Florida has lost its tax-exempt status after authorities discovered that its building was being used to host nude parties with "the sexiext ladies on the beach" and served as an after-hours nightclub to avid college party-goers visiting the town while on spring break.
Beginning on Feb. 28, the Panama City Church Life Center: A Spiritual Community, run by pastor Markus Bishop, opened its doors to the Spring Break crowd by hosting a week-long event, which has been labeled as "Spring Break Amnesia: The Tabernacle."
According to a schedule for the tabernacle obtained by the Panama City News Herald, events hosted in the church included a "slumber" party with a dress code of pajamas and lingerie, an "anything but clothes" party, a "Mardi Gras" themed party where the schedule asks "what will you do for your beads?" The week-long event also included the "wet and wild" party, a rave-style event, and was capped off with an all-night-long party on Friday. more >>
A British organization that specializes in combating graphic sexual content on the Internet has published a study showcasing the trend in youth-produced sexual content posted online.
The Internet Watch Foundation released a report Tuesday that outlines what it calls "a disturbing trend" of "younger children … producing sexually explicit content which is being distributed online."
For its report, IWF analyzed 3,803 images and videos from September through November 2014 and found, among other things, that 17.5 percent of content depicts children who are 15 or younger. more >>