Justin Kintzel, worship pastor for Liberty University's Campus Band, has been nominated for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association.
A release from the university said he was nominated for his original songs "Love Displayed" and "Death is Overcome," both of which are featured on Vital Worship's "Songs For The Living King," which was nominated in the "special event album of the year" category.
Kintzel explained that the nomination shocked him because it was the first time his music had been distributed nationally. more >>
This is a great video of "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know!" to start sharing the foundation of Jesus with your children. The video will have them entertained as the words of this beautiful song sink into your children's minds and heart.
They will be singing to their friends "Jesus Loves Me!" and spreading the word of God to all. It is important to let children know who Jesus is and how important he is in their lives forever.
Enjoy this beautiful video of "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know!" below: more >>
A study released last year by a pro-Common Core group predicted that under Common Core's stricter set of state education standards, six-year high school dropout rates will likely double for states adhering to the federally incentivized nationally-based testing.
The finding was not well publicized and was only recently picked up on by Common Core critics.
The report released by the Carnegie Corporation in collaboration with McKinsey & Company found that teachers will not "meet the demand" of Common Core's expected student achievement levels for those students already behind more than one grade level unless there is broader change in school designs. more >>
American Idol Season 11 Alum and pastor's daughter Candice Russell fulfilled the wish of a girl paralyzed by a serious neuromuscular disorder by making her the star of a video for the title track of her 2013 album So Much More.
Russell, who made it all the way to Hollywood week, recently teamed up with Make-A-Wish Oregon to help 7-year-old Baybeblue "Blue" Campobasso become part of the music videos she loves so much. Cyndy Ledoux says her daughter Baybeblue loves swaying to the rhythm of music videos on YouTube.
During the filming, the Christian singer said she was moved by Baybeblue and her family and hopes that viewers will also be inspired. "Just to look at Blue and her family even when they're faced with all these hard things in life, they have such a good attitude," she said. more >>
WASHINGTON — A study looking at what drives some Millennial Evangelicals to hold less conservative views than their elders generated surprising results.
Young white Evangelicals whose social networks mostly included people like them were the most likely to depart from older Evangelicals on cultural issues while young Evangelicals with more diverse social networks were more likely to hold views similar to older Evangelicals. In other words, the more embedded Millennial Evangelicals are in the Evangelical subculture and the less interaction they have with non-Evangelicals, the more likely they are to demonstrate attitudes diverging from their elders.
This was the main finding of research conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, a liberal, nonpartisan research organization that focuses on the intersection of religion and public life, and presented Aug. 30 at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. The paper, "Sowing the Seeds of Discord: Sources of Division Among White Evangelical Protestants," was authored by Juhem Navarro-Rivera, research associate at PRRI, Daniel Cox, director of research at PRRI, Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI, and Paul Djupe, associate professor of political science at Denison University and a PRRI affiliated scholar. more >>
A pro-life student organization with chapters across the country has filed a complaint against the University of South Alabama over its "solicitation policy."
Students for Life USA filed a complaint arguing that South Alabama's policy restricted their right to hold an event known as the "cemetery of innocents."
The student organization is being legally represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, which sent an amended complaint to South Alabama last month. more >>