Pastor Andy Stanley has declared that local congregations should be the "safest place on the planet for students to talk about anything, including same-sex attraction."
At a two-day event centered on cultivating good church leadership held in Southern California, the founder of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, spoke Friday about the things he hoped will change about the modern church.
"We just need to decide from now on in our churches when a Middle School kid comes out to his small group leader or a high school young lady comes out to her parents," said Stanley. "We just need to decide, regardless of what you think about this topic — no more students are going to feel like they have to leave the local church because they're same-sex attracted or because they're gay. That ends with us." more >>
A 13-year-old girl named Stephanie who lives in the Houston area has come up with a brilliant idea. With the help of a motor company, they come up with a genius idea to send a message to space. Stephanie's father is currently in space and loves to take pictures, so this idea was PERFECT!
Can a car deliver a message to space?
With their New Thinking campaign, which focuses on families split apart by distance, Hyundai was able to solve the problem. Experts from all over the world came together and brainstormed the location to display the message. They based this location information on both geographical and metrological factors. The decision to use the Delamar Dry Lake in Nevada was made. They sent 11 Genesis model cars out in the area to create a message from Stephanie. more >>
Two masked gunmen on motorcycles, believed to be Muslim, open fired on the campus of a Pakistani Catholic school in Lahore Friday morning, injuring one Christian student and two security guards.
The two gunmen began firing at the campus of St. Franciscan High School in the Behar colony of Lahore, the second largest Christian residential area in Pakistan, around 10:30 a.m. The masked perpetrators were able to race away on their motorcycles and were not identified.
Police have begun an investigation into the attack on the school, according to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, who told The Christian Post that the school shooting is yet another attack on the Lahore Christian community following the Youhanabad lynchings of two Muslims thought to be involved in the mid-march Taliban bombings of two Christian churches. more >>
Higher education professionals are dismayed at the growing number of students who expect their universities to protect their tender emotions from over-stimulation.
If you graduated from college in the previous millennium, you may be unaware that many students now believe that college professors and administrators should protect them from, rather than expose them to, ideas they disagree with, especially ideas that disturb them.
A North Carolina documentarian is in the process of creating a film about a controversial faith-healing church connected to 91 deaths.
Faith Assembly, a multi-church sect based in Indiana during the 1980s and founded by Hobart Freeman, was known for demanding that its members refuse all medical treatment.
Over the years at least 91 people, the vast majority of whom were children, died of various illnesses due to not receiving readily available medical treatment, according to J. C. Lee of the Elkhart Truth. more >>
Not reveling a baby's gender until birth is a game some people like to play. Yet, it is not as common as it used to be because of all the technology. But one couple decided to go one step further by keeping a secret that they were expecting twins!
This loving couple, Sharon and Korey Rademacher tried to keep this a secret for as long as they found out about it. As people walk into the room, they ask them whether they think it is a boy or a girl. They even do this while they Skype friends and family in different locations. Watching people's reaction to the trick is priceless. The couple was even able to keep it a secret from their parents in Michigan.
Watching them trick people with this heartwarming surprise has reached so many people and put a SMILE on their face. more >>