Potomac home schooling champion to head to Scripps’ national spelling bee

She mistakenly used an “i” instead of a “y” as the last letter of the word “polygamy.” The audience gasped. “I’m sorry, that’s incorrect,” said the announcer, television commentator and columnist Cal Thomas. It was down to two spellers at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday. A nervous tension had settled over the crowd... Continue Reading

Gallup: Young adults trending pro-life

“This is a sharp change from the late 1970s, when seniors were substantially more likely than younger age groups to want abortion to be illegal,” she wrote. Young adults ages 18-29 who once were among the top supporters of legalized abortion now are its leading opponents when compared to other age groups, according to a... Continue Reading

Barna Survey: Less Than Half Link Easter to the Resurrection

“The Easter holiday in particular still has a distinctly religious connection for people but … the specifics of it are really fading in a lot of people’s minds,” While most Americans describe Easter as a religious holiday, less than half of U.S. adults surveyed link it specifically to the Resurrection of Jesus, a Barna Group... Continue Reading

The Lost Art Of Catechesis

(Sunday School) effectively replaced pastor-catechists with relatively untrained lay workers, and substituted an instilling of familiarity (or shall we say, perhaps, over-familiarity) with Bible stories for any form of grounding in the basic beliefs, practices, and ethics of the faith. It’s a tried and true way of teaching, among other things, Christian doctrine. Historically, the... Continue Reading

Dr.. Randall T. (Randy) Ruble nears end of presidency at Erskine College

“One of the reasons we brought him in was just not the knowledge of the college and the seminary but also because we thought he could bring some peace and harmony to the different constituencies” In 1955, Randall T. Ruble arrived on the campus of Erskine College as an undergraduate student after a four-year stint... Continue Reading

Faces of Faith: Todd Joling, Pastor, Faith URC

Afterward, he entered the Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Ind. “Mid-America proved to be a great blessing, supplying the tools needed for the ministry,” What does he do? Todd Joling spent his early years on the West Coast and said he was born into a Christian home, blessed with the benefits of Godly parents, church... Continue Reading

Unique way to celebrate Easter takes root in Gaston County, NC

People receive a small white cross to place in their yard. Christians are encouraged to put the crosses on display, blank side out. Then on Easter, they turn them to reveal the message “He is Risen.” It started out with one small white cross in a front yard in Dallas, Texas. Today, the Easter Cross... Continue Reading

Congressmen To Defense Dept: Why Did Air Force Exclude Conservative Leader from Prayer Event?

“Specifically, is it the policy of the Air Force and/or other branches of the armed services to allow only those individuals who agree with the president on all matters of policy to participate in ministry events they host?” The current and former House Republican Whips are calling on Defense Secretary Robert Gates to explain the... Continue Reading

Glenn Beck’s Advice on ‘Social Justice’ Churches Sparks Outrage

“Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!” he exclaimed! Anti- poverty Christian groups are up in arms after popular political commentator Glenn Beck urged Christians to leave their church if it talks about social justice. Beck, a Mormon, said the word “social justice” is code for communism and Nazism. “Beck says Christians... Continue Reading

Presbyterian Church Officer in Dallas steps down after trespassing arrest at SMU

The SMU alumnus arrested for trespassing on campus last month has stepped down as a deacon of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, officials confirmed Tuesday to the Dallas Morning News . Bill McNutt III was listed on the church Web site as an elder as recently as Feb. 26, when news of his arrest was first... Continue Reading