A panel of Christian leaders sounded off on the current state marriage and the distorted view young adults have of its meaning at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission's National Conference held this week in Nashville.
Today's generation has "a romanticized vision and understanding of marriage where marriage is just basically the government's affirmation of romantic love between two willing people and some sort of commitment there," said Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project.
Wax declared that this definition is not only dominate in popular culture, but "I think that sort of reduced understanding of marriage is already prevalent in evangelical churches." more >>
Just a day after New York City announced the diagnosis of the city's first Ebola victim, two young African-American brothers who recently returned to the U.S. after being raised in Senegal were reportedly beaten and called "Ebola" by at least 12 students on the playground at a Bronx school last Friday.
City officials announced last Thursday that Manhattan doctor Craig Spencer, 33, who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea, West Africa, had fallen ill from the virus.
It seems like only yesterday that the Goth craze sent many teenagers out partying in graveyards – decked out like Monster High dolls, resurrecting their own version of the "Night of the Living Dead."
Over time, it seemed this fad had been put to rest but as we learned last week, some Christians have made the grave choice to participate in a similar tomb-side practice known as grave-sucking. They are not the first with such a morbid fascination, as we read in scripture we learn of a possessed man who actually lived amongst the tombs… unable to be confined by physical chains and shackles, yet a legion of demons bound his spirit.
Ironically, he knew exactly who Jesus was as he ran towards the Son of the most High God. I'd imagine we'd be no different than the swine owners, not only being in shock for having just witnessed 2,000 demon-possessed pigs run to their death, but even more astonishing would be seeing such a dramatic and spontaneous change in this once demonic man. more >>
WOW! What a powerful video telling all of NYC that you are truly "never fully dressed without a smile." After watching what these beautiful kids do, you will definitely be grinning ear to ear.
These sweet kids started their day with one thing in mind, to make everyone's day BETTER than it had already been. It sure looks like they completed their task because everyone who encounters them can't help but get HAPPY. As they hit the busy streets of NYC, they immediately started doing random acts of kindness to complete strangers. The result being both adorable and sweet for every single person!
Thank you to all who participated in these wonderful acts of kindness you made everyone who was involved and watched SMILE to the fullest. more >>
New York — This year's Movement Day event for Christian leaders took place in New York City last week and used one of its sessions to demonstrate the importance of effective partnerships between faith communities and civic leaders.
One of the standout speakers from the session was former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr., president of the Palau Association, who discussed Amachi, a program he founded to mentor and build relationships with the children of incarcerated parents. This particular cause is close to his heart, because he, too, was a child of a father who served time in prison.
Amachi has already accomplished great feats across the country by pairing up 300,000 children of incarcerated parents with adult mentors. more >>
A shooting on Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington left three dead, and one teacher has been hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during the melee.
Jaylen Fryberg, 15, opened fire in the high school cafeteria. He shot Gia Soriano and Shaylee Chucklenaskit, as well as Andrew Fryberg and Nate Hatch. Zoe Galasso died at the scene, as did Jaylen, who took his own life. Soriano passed away on Sunday evening of her injuries.
One teacher, Megan Silberger, is being hailed as a hero for preventing further loss of life. more >>