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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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Boy Scouts president calls for end on ban of gay adults

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said the group must “deal with the world as it is” and called for an end to the ban on gay adults during its annual meeting Thursday. “I am not asking the national board for any action to change our current policy at this meeting,” Gates said. “But …

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Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State

One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 20-year-old stole her friend’s passport to make the same hazardous journey. From New Zealand, came a former security guard; from Canada, a hockey fan who loved to …

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Groundbreaking Study On Gay Marriage Views May Have Been Faked

A seemingly groundbreaking and widely publicized study reported in Science magazine this past December may be a fake. The study appeared to show that openly gay activists in California had persuaded conservative voters to change their minds in a lasting way by engaging the voters in “heartfelt, reciprocal and vulnerable conversations” about being gay during …

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Worried Va. mom’s Facebook post thanking cop goes viral

As officials nationwide talk about the need to better police-community relations, a small act of kindness by a Virginia state trooper has gotten widespread attention on social media. Dr. Nada Owusu, a pediatrician in Danville, Va., posted a photo to Facebook of her wide-eyed son standing next to Officer Matt Okes, praising the officer for …

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The Silent Goliath in the Church

Everyone, saint and sinner, knows that David, the shepherd boy, won the battle with the giant Goliath! We always love to cheer for the underdog! As we walk in the light, living in a dark world, we are going to face many giants. Persecution, trials and the tribulations of life are guaranteed, so it is …

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