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5 Things We Believe about Hell That Are Not in the Bible

When was the last time you heard a sermon about hell? Can you even remember? Honestly, I can’t. What about the last time you heard someone mention hell? Now that, I remember vividly. I was involved with a huge Christmas musical at my church last year that attracts thousands of people. While in a ballet …

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Class forgoes trip to give principal money to treat cancer

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Courtney Vashaw, principal at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, tells WMUR her school works hard teaching students compassion and caring for others, but she never thought …

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Cat finds a blind dog and you’ll never believe what happens next!

Here we have a wonderful heartwarming story of the bond that is possible between a cat and a dog. In 2012, a stray cat entered the home of a blind dog named Terfel, and became his seeing-eye guide. Terfel had been diagnosed with cataracts and was finding it very difficult to navigate around the house. …

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How Big Is Your Gospel?

Imagine for a moment that you are part of the first-century Philippian church. You are a first-generation gospel work that was founded through the ministry of the Apostle Paul. This famously included the “earthquake prison break” followed by the conversion of many people—not the least of which the jailer! The church is young, afflicted, generous, advancing and …

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When Suits Become a Stumbling Block: A Plea to My Brothers in Christ* – See more at: http://thesaltcollective.org/modesty-whensuitsbecomestumblingblock/#sthash.mzAiFNgO.dpuf

There has been a lot of talking, debating, and hand-wringing among Christian bloggers lately about modesty; particularly yoga pants, making men uncomfortable by being attractive, and in general, ways in which to combat everyone’s favorite “evil”: lust. Well, I’d like to hop on the modesty bandwagon and discuss something that I have personally struggled with …

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Three children hurt in Florida bounce house when waterspout comes ashore

Three children were injured on Monday when a waterspout came onshore and lifted the inflatable bounce house they were in, authorities said. The house was swept across a parking lot into a roadway, according to police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The National Weather Service in Miami reported that one adult was also injured and that …

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Children among 90 executed by ISIS

Just when it seems the horror can grow no deeper, ISIS shows that man’s capacity for cruelty knows no bounds. The terrorist group, famous for posting online videos of beheadings of innocent victims, now takes depravity to new depths: Children have been executed. And as people flee the violence in Syria, a species faces extinction. …

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10 historical facts about Memorial Day

Here are 10 fast facts about Memorial Day, a holiday honoring American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country: • Even though numerous communities had been independently celebrating Memorial Day for years, the federal government declared Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo first celebrated the holiday on May 5, 1866. …

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Memorial Day Is a Big Deal, So Let’s Think About It Theologically

This post probably has something to make everyone unhappy. But here goes. With Memorial Day on Monday (in the U.S.) and, no doubt, a number of patriotic services scheduled for this Sunday, I want to offer a few theses on patriotism and the church. Each of these points could be substantially expanded and beg more …

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Carrying The Load: A Veteran Reminds Us What Not to Forget on Memorial Day

I was once asked what I thought about on Memorial Day, and I said, truthfully, that it’s the same thing I think about every day: the men who fought next to me, people whose flesh and futures were destroyed by the violence of armed combat. In a larger sense, war changes everyone, even those who …

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Boy Behind the iconic photo

JesusNameNews wants to thank all those who have died while serving this memorial day!!  This news article is from 2007 but highlights the sacrifices countless families have given to keep this great nation free!! Heather Golczynski and her 8-year-old son Christian hold tightly to the memory of Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski. On March 27, …

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Should This High Schooler Have Been Suspended for Her ‘Inappropriate’ Dress?

A high school senior was suspended with only 30 minutes left of her school year after wearing a dress that violated school dress code. When Evette Reay, a senior at West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho, got dressed on Friday morning, she chose an outfit that made her feel good. “I read in Seventeen …

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