Students at the University of Virginia kicked off their 40 days of prayer and fasting on Sunday, leading up to the national Collegiate Day of Prayer next month.
At the university, located in Charlottesville, the community's Operation Esther Circle prayer group will partner with university students and the college's Student Prayer Collective to hold weekly prayer meetings in the 40 days leading up to the event on Feb. 25.
An American missionary was among the dozens of civilians killed during an al Qaeda attack in the African nation of Burkina Faso over the weekend.
Michael Riddering, who was one of the 28 people killed by al Qaeda-linked militants in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou Friday night, was a father of four and director of an orphanage and women's crisis center in the town of Yako, his mother-in-law, Carol Boyle, told The Associated Press.
Riddering, who traveled to the African nation in 2011 along with his wife, Amy Boyle-Riddering, was in the capital city on Friday night to meet a group of people who were planning to volunteer at the orphanage and crisis center that he and his wife run. more >>
One of America's greatest liabilities is crime, not only in the cost of property loss and damage but the lives impacted by lawless acts. The best solution for America's crime problem can be seen when a criminal is transformed through faith in Jesus. In fact, it does quite often, usually under the radar.
Case in point: Hillary Jones of Marysville, California — about two hours north of San Francisco — used to steal. She used to be a heroin addict and was homeless.
Then she became pregnant. Determined to have an abortion, she contacted Planned Parenthood. First, she had to prove she was pregnant. more >>
Every January, I usually see the same faces coming to the local and national Marches for Life happening across our country. I long to see more people I don't know participate, even people to whom I live next door. There may be a myriad of reasons why not everyone comes.
There may be a myriad of reasons why not everyone comes. You may think you don't want to attend because that isn't your thing — you are involved in other ministries and the pro-life stand is great, but not your battle.
Or you may not come because you don't think anything is wrong with abortion. You may not come because you aren't a Christian and you leave that up to the Christians. more >>
The Scholastic Publishing company has announced it will be pulling its distribution of a newly-released children's book, A Birthday Cake for George Washington, due to its portrayal of slavery.
The book, authored by Ramin Ganeshram and released earlier this month, focuses on U.S. President George Washington's enslaved cook, Hercules, and his daughter, Delia, as the two bake a cake for the president's birthday.
While Scholastic Publishing initially defended the book, it released a statement on Sunday, saying the piece of work does not display an "appropriate presentation of information to younger children." more >>
Jesus Culture has been a community of worship leaders and musicians whose heart is to see a generation impacted by the presence of God since 1999. The Christian Post caught up with the band's leading lady Kim Walker-Smith to discuss their upcoming release, Let It Echo, a project that she claims was birthed from the group's hardest season together.
Walker-Smith maintains that there are quite a "few things different about this record" from their projects in the past.
The band just celebrated the one year anniversary of their new church, Jesus Culture Sacramento. Let It Echo is an extension of their new church. This album includes 12 new songs featuring Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, and more. more >>