When it comes to her family, actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure keeps things fairly private. But in a social media post earlier this week, the "Fuller House" star shared the family's celebration of her daughter Natasha's 18th birthday.
In a message posted to Instagram Tuesday, Bure allowed followers to join in on the birthday celebration with the message: "My little pumpkin turned 18 today!! Happy birthday @natashabure."
Bure also included a picture of her daughter when she was a toddler. "I wish you could stay this little forever, but you'll always be my baby girl." more >>
The daughter of a United Methodist Church pastor recently won a $10,000 prize on an episode of the Food Network television series "Chopped Junior."
Nine-year-old Lucy Chelton won the competition during the third season of the program that centered on cooking a snake-themed appetizer.
"When the young chefs must butcher and cook snakes in the appetizer round, will they be too squeamish to let their skills shine through? In the entree round, a dense oddball of a cake must be worked into lamb shoulder dishes," noted the Food Network. more >>
In his new book "The End of White Christian America," billed "quite possibly the most illuminating text for this election year," Robert P. Jones, founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, says white Christian America is dead and the general election in November could be a referendum on it.
"I begin the book with an obituary for White Christian America, and I conclude the book with a eulogy. This construction is consistent with the book's stark title. My argument in the book is that we have already experienced the passing of White Christian America," Jones told The Washington Post in an interview with John Sides, an associate professor of political science at George Washington University who specializes in public opinion, voting, and American elections.
"While this claim is grounded in demographic changes, it is also supported by the fading power of major institutions, such as the National Council of Churches or the Christian Coalition of America. There are no indicators that the country will see the likes of White Christian America as a dominant cultural force again," he said. more >>
The president of the American Family Association has warned that unless millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000, are convinced that they still need God, then the American Church will continue to decline.
"In America we have more Christian churches, movies, and attractions than at any time in our history. And yet, Christianity is on the decline," AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote in an article Tuesday.
He said that millennials "are our future leaders and unless we reach out in a very strategic way, the Church in America will continue to decline." more >>
One of America's largest secular legal organizations is pressuring a Mississippi college football coach to end the team's tradition of praying before and after each practice, suggesting that having coach-led prayer at a public college is unconstitutional.
The East Mississippi Community College football team, which was featured on the 2016 Netflix documentary series "Last Chance U," has come under fire from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist legal group which claims that the coach is "domineering" and "calls into question whether the players' participation can be considered voluntary."
As the Netflix series showcased the EMCC Lions in their unsuccessful quest to win their fourth-straight National Junior College Athletic Association National Football Championship in 2015, the EMCC head coach Buddy Stephens was shown regularly leading his team in the Lord's Prayer. more >>
Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham is blasting the Theory of Evolution as a "religion of death."
"Evolution is a supposed process involving death, death and more death — death is a necessary part — death for everyone — it's a religion of death," the outspoken Young-Earth Creationist said in comments posted on Twitter Tuesday morning.
In a couple of additional comments, Ham contrasted the death aspect of evolution with the life aspect of Christianity and Jesus Christ's resurrection. more >>