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Month: October 2015

Radical Christianity

I feel really ashamed sometimes, because in America we form huge choirs and have churches in spectacular buildings, but I know across the globe people are holding churches in secret, people are holding churches and they’re physically starving and thirst, people are holding churches in building with no ventilation and it’s 100 degrees outside. Yet, …

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JNN News Recap 10/22/15 PM – Coach Joe Kennedy, Prayer for Ted Cruz, and the truth about raising Christian kids

Washington High School Assistant Football Coach Joe Kennedy is under fire for his usual post-game ritual of saying a silent prayer by himself after every game. He has been informed by the School District that he is violating federal law by saying this prayer. At the most recent game, however, the prayer was anything but …

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Clap Your Hands

Psalm 47:1 tells us to clap our hands and shout unto God with a voice of triumph. We clap a lot in church, at ballgames, at the racetrack, at a concert. But do we realize that there is power in the clap? We know that clapping is a form of praise, but too often we …

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Police: ​Parents beat son to death in church “counseling session”

Brutal beatings that left one teenager dead and his brother seriously injured Monday at a New York church were part of what members considered a “counseling session,” according to police. New Hartford Police Chief Michael Inserra said Wednesday that both Lucas and Christopher Leonard were subjected to hours of physical punishment at the Word of …

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Pentecostal Pastor’s Daughter Survives Oregon Shooting Thanks to Another’s Selfless Act

The pastor says his daughter was frozen to the floor, covered by the body and blood of one of her classmates. And as his daughter Lacey lay underneath Treven Anspach, her father says she only knew one thing: Pray. Shooter Chris Harper-Mercer then “walked over my daughter and shot the next one,” Pastor Randy Scroggins …

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Ben Carson on Oregon: ‘I Would Not Just Stand There and Let Him Shoot Me’

en Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is a leading Republican presidential contender, has intensified his defense of gun rights in response to last week’s Oregon campus massacre, arguing that the Second Amendment is more sacred than spilled blood. He also suggested that the victims should have had the courage to attack their assailant and accused …

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Ben Carson Draws Gasps From Crowd, Glares From Hosts as He Takes Strong Anti-Abortion Stand on ‘The View’

Famed neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson faced-off against the women of “The View” on Tuesday after he decried abortion and said that “we’re killing babies all over the place.” “In my case, I spent my entire career trying to preserve life and give people quality of life,” he said, explaining his past …

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Could Your Church Be Considered a ‘Hate Group’?

What Is the Southern Poverty Law Center? The SPLC calls itself “a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry.” It developed its reputation by monitoring the activities of racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. The SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees, who had made a fortune in direct …

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Pope’s Response on if he supports those who refuse to issue gay marriage license.

Just hours after President Barack Obama told the LGBT community at a Democratic fundraiser that “religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights,” Pope Francis seemingly had a very different message. When asked aboard the papal plane whether he supports individuals who refuse to violate religious conscience as …

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Teachers unite to purchase useful gift for 7th grade student

Teachers educate in the classroom everyday. But on Thursday, teachers at Rusheon Middle School in Bossier City went above and beyond to improve the quality of life for one of their students. You could always hear 7th grader Madison Mason coming down the halls with her walker. “The wheels were worn down so bad that they basically …

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Compassion International Sues Teen Mania over Acquire the Fire

Last year, Compassion International paid Teen Mania Ministries to promote its child sponsorships during Acquire the Fire events. But after the longstanding youth ministry canceled the events, the Colorado Springs-based nonprofit said that it never received a refund. In November 2014, Compassion sued Teen Mania for more than $160,000, according to court documents reviewed today …

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Why I Left the Bible Belt and Moved to NYC (and You Should Too)

In the summer of 2006 my husband and I sold everything we owned (excepting our clothes and books) and moved from Huntsville, Ala., to Brooklyn, New York, to plant a church. We didn’t have much of a plan—looking back we wish we’d had a better one—but we did have heart. A lot of heart … …

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