NEW YORK — Rich Wilkerson, Jr., the Miami pastor who earned instant celebrity status earlier this year when it was revealed that he had officiated Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding, recently commented on some of the challenges he faces as a Millennial in Christian ministry and his concerns for today's youth.
Wilkerson, Jr. serves as an associate pastor at his father's Trinity Church in Miami and leads, along with his wife, DawnCheré, the young adult ministry called The Rendezvous (or The Vous). The Wilkersons reportedly serve upwards of 1,500 students and young adults through The Vous. According to Wilkerson, "young adult" might include anyone from age 18-35.
In addition to preparing to launch The Vous as a church of its own, Oxygen revealed in September an upcoming reality show revolving around the life and ministry of the Miami, Florida, pastors titled "The Wilkersons." more >>
The toy itself is actually pretty amazing. I am pretty sure most people have not seen this toy before. This cutie has a priceless reaction to the toy when it starts to lay eggs. Her SMILE is contagious!
Her reaction to this toy laying eggs is one of a kind and will have you laughing to yourself. Perfect for the start of your weekend and will make you instantly happy. Her big sister asks if she wants to see the hen lay an egg again and again. That's where you may lose it … HAHA!
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Although some are praising Silicon Valley technology companies Facebook and Apple for offering to pay for their female employees to undergo egg freezing procedures that would allow them to put off childbirth until after the prime of their careers, a Christian ethicist is arguing that companies paying for such fertility treatments send the message that "mothers are not welcomed in the workplace during the prime of their careers."
In order to help attract the top female talents to come work for them, Facebook and Apple are offering a rare benefit that will finance up to $20,000 in annual coverage for women to freeze their eggs through the process of cryopreservation, a process that extracts the eggs from the mother and stores them in sub-zero temperature until the mother is ready to have kids.
Some feel the purpose of undergoing this fertility procedure is to allow women to focus on their careers when they are younger while putting off childbearing and motherhood until they have the flexibility for it later in life, perhaps after their career. The process typically costs about $10,000, while it costs about $500 per year to store the eggs. Facebook has already been offering this perk to their employees, while Apple will begin offering it to their employees in January of 2015. more >>
CHARLOTTE — Southern Evangelical Seminary's 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics shined a light on the problem of Internet pornography with Enough is Enough CEO and President Donna Rice Hughes calling it a pandemic.
"The Internet pornography pandemic has become one of the greatest global threats to children, marriages, families and nations. No one is immune," said Hughes in her Saturday speech.
Citing peer reviewed research, Hughes noted that Internet porn harms children and leads to addiction, divorce and violence against women. It also contributes to the growing sex trafficking industry. more >>
A little girl and her dog have a bond that is one of a kind. Sierra and Sebastian even play games together … and it is ADORABLE!
This time they decide to play a friendly game of hide and seek in the house. Sierra tells Sebastian the dog to start counting and he sits there and waits for her to hide. Wait until you see this cute dog walk around until he finds Sierra hiding behind the couch.
You will fall in love with these two and want to join in on the game when you see this! more >>
CHARLOTTE – For Christian parents to pass on their faith to their children, they should not answer their children's questions but respond with more questions to help their kids think through the issues themselves rather than rely upon their parents, famed Christian apologist Josh McDowell and his son, Sean McDowell, explained recently at the Southern Evangelical Seminary's 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In raising his four children, Josh McDowell explained that he tried to never answer their questions but to respond to them with another question because he wanted them to develop their own convictions rather than simply become Christians because their parents are Christian.
"I needed to teach my kids to think," he said, "to think logically, to come to their conclusions. Because if there is always dad's answer, then they couldn't develop convictions." more >>