Many parents dread talking about evils like genocide with their children, but Russell Moore, president of the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says it's a subject they must not avoid.
In a podcast posted on his website last week, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, recounted how one of his sons asked him if the Holocaust really happened after watching The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a film based on the World War II novel by Irish author John Boyne.
His son was so shaken he wanted to sleep in his parents bedroom that night and was even more disturbed to hear what happened in the Holocaust was much worse than what was depicted in the movie. more >>
Twenty-five percent of the American population is now religiously unaffiliated, a number which includes nearly one in four or 39 percent of young people aged 18-29, according to a survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute.
What is more, the most popular reason found for why people leave their faith was simply that they stopped believing in the teachings.
Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall says the band hopes their new album, The Very Next Thing, will encourage Christians to step out of their comfort zone and seek God's plan for their life.
When talking about the title track of the album, Hall said just as the Bible does in Scripture, the band also wants to remind people that there is a next step for everyone.
"All through Scripture we see that all of us believers are in a different stage of next, there's a next step for us, and that's something that we ought to be doing. We're a great generation which is great in many ways, but it's lazy in many ways too," Hall told The Christian Post. more >>
Jihadis belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group have found yet another brutal way to execute their victims, this time torturing six boys to death by an using excruciatingly hot welding iron and rods.
According to a local source who spoke with Iraqi News on Tuesday, IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) sentenced six boys in their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul to public executions after they were accused of being a part of a rival militant faction.
"The terrorist outfit executed six youths in Mosul. ISIS said that the youths belonged to a resistance faction," the unidentified source proclaimed. more >>
An elementary school cafeteria worker in Pennsylvania says she resigned from her position after a new school district policy forced her to take hot lunches away from two hungry students even though the school throws away pounds of food daily.
Stacy Koltiska, who worked for the Canon McMillan School District in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, worked for two years at Wylandville Elementary. However, last Thursday she announced that she was resigning because of her disagreement with a new school district policy that required her to take away lunches from two students.
Koltiska wrote in a Facebook post that under the new policy, which was enacted over the summer and immediately went into effect this school year, students who fall more than $25 in debt on their school lunch account will not be given a hot lunch. more >>
U.S. Secretary of Education John King is receiving criticism for his recent statements claiming that children who are homeschooled have fewer options than those enrolled in schools.
At a recent breakfast event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Secretary King told reporters that he had mixed feelings about homeschooling children.
According to Politico, King noted that while he knew many homeschooling families do it "incredibly well" and homeschooled students have had "very tremendous academic success," he believed homeschooled children are not "getting the range of options that are good for all kids." more >>