Who would've thought that a group of elementary school aged boys could tear the house down with music from the 1970s?
Well, at Baldwin Hills Elementary five boys did just that in a performance that served as a tribute to the Jackson 5.
In a video posted to YouTube by their teacher, the talented students named Jelani, Eugene, Ryan, Anthony, and Jalen donned afros and flashy clothes to pay homage to the Motown group. more >>
The Urbana '15 triennial student missions conference, the largest of its kind in the world, held its second evening session Monday night at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, where keynote speaker Pastor Francis Chan urged a crowd of more than 16,000 attendees to live under the authority of Jesus Christ, and to go beyond just talking about winning souls for the Kingdom.
Chan, a best-selling author and founder of the church-planting organization Radius International, said people often resist authority, and used Adam and Eve as primary examples. He stressed, however, that "authority can be a great thing," saying that following Christ and being under His authority — the One who has power over the wind, waves, demons, sickness and death — is "good news."
The pastor went on to say that, when it comes to the Bible, believers sometimes "talk it to death" instead of taking action. more >>
Before Justin Bieber re-dedicated his life to Christ, the singer's manager, Scooter Braun, questioned if undergoing another tour would kill the pop star.
Braun, 34, was candid about having to build a campaign around Bieber's comeback following some legal trouble in 2013 that led to an arrest in Florida and public scrutiny. The singer was previously blasted in headlines for allegedly smoking marijuana, vandalising his neighbor's property, using racial slurs and drag racing.
While many American teenagers hold a positive opinion of the Bible, most don't regularly read it, according to survery results released by the American Bible Society.
"Sixty-nine percent of teens believe the Bible contains everything one needs to know to live a meaningful life; 89 percent of teens believe the Bible is a sacred text; and 44 percent of teens believe the Bible has too little influence in society," Andrew Hood, director of communications at the American Bible Society, told The Christian Post.
"On the other hand, teens are not very engaged with the Bible. Only 64 percent of teens read the Bible three or four times a year or less; 71 percent of teens said they are too busy. When teens do read the Bible, 76 percent said they are influenced 'a lot' by it." more >>
Leading Evangelist Franklin Graham and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren teamed up this week to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in the impoverished Caribbean nations of Belize and Haiti.
On Monday, Graham, the president of the the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse, along with Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, distributed shoeboxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
Graham and Van Susteren also traveled to Haiti on Tuesday to hand out gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need at the Haiti-based Greta Home and Academy. Although it is unclear as to how many children in Haiti and Belize received the gift boxes, Graham posted on his Facebook page Monday night that the gifts brought happiness and hope into the underprivileged children's lives. more >>
Ciara Harris is more than just an R&B star, she's also a proud mother who's using the Bible to describe her relationship with her 1-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn.
"Children are a blessing from the Lord; the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalms 127:3," the singer captioned in an Instagram photograph of herself hugging her son.
Ciara shares her son with hip-hop rapper Future, and previously spoke about the 1 year old being a gift from God. more >>