A tutor in northern India allegedly killed his 11-year-old student for refusing to join the Islamic State terror group, according to the victim's family.
The victim, identified as Ravi Pal, a class 3 student from Kaserua Khurd village in Uttar Pradesh state's Allahabad district, was choked to death by his tutor, identified only as Irfan, according to Asia News International.
The student's father said Irfan was pressuring his son to join IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and killed him after the victim refused to do so. more >>
Selena Gomez surprised fans at Hillsong Church's Young & Free Revival Concert in Los Angeles last month and is now opening up about her first experience leading worship.
In an Instagram post the 23-year-old star shared a picture of herself in the posture of worship. "First time I ever lead worship," she wrote last week. "I got to perform my first worship song I ever wrote. So grateful for His grace and understanding."
Gomez sang her song, "Nobody" during the concert and told those worshiping along with her that "Tonight is more than a concert, it's more than Hillsong, it's more than me coming on stage and singing a song for you. It's about a relationship that is greater than anything, guaranteed," The Christian Post reported earlier this month. more >>
Justin Bieber has shared an image of himself praying alongside rap moguls Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Kanye West during his Purpose tour just days after he cancelled his meet-and-greet events with fans, saying they're great people but their "spiritual energy" makes him "drained and unhappy."
Bieber, the 22-year-old singer who is touring the country, took to Instagram to reveal that he and the rap moguls spent part of their time together to honor Jesus. "Uncle puff and Yeezy giving thanks to Jesus," Bieber wrote Friday
But it seems Bieber has been struggling spiritually on the tour, which led to his decision to cancel all of his scheduled meet-and-greet events with fans. more >>
An evangelical author and former feminist recently stated that Christians who support socialism and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders are "lazy."
Chelsen Vicari, author and Evangelical Program Director with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, told the Daily Caller in a recent interview that these "lazy Christians" expect government to take care of problems that Christians and the Church should address.
"Young Christians are confusing individual Christian compassion and the Church's role and responsibility in public life with the government providing entitlements and expanding welfare programs," said Vicari. more >>
A Wisconsin-based Catholic university is expected to fire a professor it suspended for criticizing a teaching assistant who barred a student from speaking in class because he opposed gay marriage.
Marquette University suspended professor John McAdams with pay last Friday and plans to terminate his employment if he refuses to apologize for a blog post he wrote back in 2014 in which he criticized the faculty member for barring a student who supports traditional marriage fro speaking in her class.
In November 2014, McAdams wrote a post on his blog the "Marquette Warrior" criticizing teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate because she reportedly prevented a student from discussing his opinion on gay marriage in her "Theory of Ethics" class. more >>
While promoting the release of his latest DVD for the film "God's Club," well-known Baldwin brother Stephen revealed that he is connecting with a church in New York City to start a Bible study that will help young people who are lost, depressed or confused.
"I just found in my heart that what young people are seeking more than ever is to be challenged with an authentic encounter and experience with truth. That's what I believe young people are looking for," Baldwin told The Christian Post.
The actor maintained that he's gearing up to host the Bible study because after visiting many churches that focus on youth in the city, he felt there was still something missing. Baldwin contends that as much as young, hip churches are "blessing" the younger generation with music and a practical kind of Bible teaching, that really only goes so far. more >>