A touching prayer for the Middle East by a young boy in Egypt included prayers for "those killing others" in Iraq and Arab countries, according to audio and video released by a children's program on an Arabic Christian television channel.
"Mario, a regular fan of the SAT-7 KIDS program 'Why Is That,' called the studio last week to pray for Iraq and all the Arab countries," the SAT-7 station stated on its website on Monday. SAT-7 KIDS is the first and only Arabic Christian television channel designed exclusively for young and adolescent children that broadcast in the Middle East.
"The young boy called from his home in Tanta, just north of Cairo in Egypt. As soon as Mario's voice came over the air, presenter Mr. Know recognized him. Even though Mario lives hundreds of miles away from Iraq, he is touched by the plight of families suffering there," SAT-7 KIDS stated. more >>
A 9-year-old Florida boy is the talk of the nation after he fought off a 400 pound, 9-foot long alligator with his bare hands and miraculously escaped with only minor injuries after it tried to make a meal of him last Thursday.
Recounting the dramatic episode to reporters from his hospital bed during a press conference at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando Friday, James Barney Jr., 9, explained how he managed to beat the hungry reptile while swimming in a restricted area of Lake Tohopekaliga in Florida.
"It really amazed me what happened. At first I thought someone was just playing with me and I didn't know what happened," said James. more >>
So you're making big plans to go on a mission trip, but how are you going to pay your way?
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Whether you decide to fundraise for your mission trip the old-fashioned way ("Grandma, I need help!") or by creating an online fundraising page, here are five tips to help you successfully raise the money you need: more >>
"Girls Grow Up Faster than Boys Do". So asserted the Brooklyn-based R&B group The Cookies in 1962. And it looks like they were right.
A new survey purports to show that men mature substantially later than women. "Men finally grow up at the age of 43 – a full 11 years after women 'mature'," according to the study. "But the average age at which women mature emerged as 32."
Why? Part of the reason is neurological: the brains of boys and girls develop differently. As explained by Dr. Leonard Sax, "The most profound difference between girls and boys is not in any brain structure per se, but rather in the sequence of development of the various brain regions. The different regions of the brain develop in a different sequence, and different tempo, in girls compared with boys -- this is the key insight from the past five years of neuroscience research in brain development. The world's largest study of brain development in children, conducted primarily by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has demonstrated dramatic differences in the trajectories of brain development in girls compared with boys." more >>
A recent sociological study undermines the common conception that with advanced education comes a general loss of religious affiliation.
To the contrary, those with the least amount of higher education were more inclined toward religious non-affiliation than those with more years of higher education.
"Among Americans born in the 1970s, college education has a negative effect on non-affiliation … for those born between 1965 and 1979, the non-college-educated are disproportionately likely to report both no affiliation and no service attendance," the study notes. more >>
Actress Grace Johnston stars in the new film "CAMP," now out on DVD, and she recently spoke with The Christian Post about stalking the producers for her role in the movie and not compromising while searching for work in Hollywood.
"CAMP" tells the story of a 10-year-old boy named Eli who attends a camp for kids in the foster system. Johnston, who has been active in Hollywood since the 1980s, plays Tammie Parker, the camp's director. It is inspired by a true story and was shot at Hume Lake Christian Camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Christian Post: What made you interested in working on "CAMP"? more >>