Archives for Mar 26, 2014 @ 16:21

The Letter from Rich Stearns, announcing reversal

Dear Friends, Today, the World Vision U.S. board publicly reversed its recent decision to change our employment conduct policy. The board acknowledged they made a mistake and chose to revert to our longstanding conduct policy requiring sexual abstinence for all single employees and faithfulness within the Biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a [Read More…]

World Vision Reverses Decision

According to Jamie Dean at World Magazine: Less than two days after international poverty ministry World Vision announced it would allow its American branch to hire employees in same-sex marriages, the Christian group is reportedly set to reverse its decision. Board member Stephen Hayner, president of Columbia Theological Seminary, replied to an email inquiry from WORLD [Read More…]

NCAA Sports Alert

From Chicago Tribune: Northwestern University football players are employees of the school and are therefore entitled to a union election. Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, is expected to rule on Wednesday, sources told the Tribune. Ohr’s decision is expected to be appealed to the NLRB in Washington. Labor [Read More…]

A Teacher’s Farewell Letter

Source I have watched as my job requirements swung away from a focus on the children, their individual learning styles, emotional needs, and their individual families, interests and strengths to a focus on testing, assessing, and scoring young children, thereby ramping up the academic demands and pressures on them. Each year, I have been required [Read More…]

To See or Not to See the Movie Noah? (by Jonathan Storment)

To See or Not to See I spent last week in California hanging out at a seminary in Pasadena, researching, praying, and preparing for future sermon series. At one point during my time there I spent time with a friend who is a Christian who works in the movie industry. The project he has been [Read More…]

Jesus Ate with Sinners (by Andy Holt)

There was an internet kerfuffle created last week when Jonathan Merritt poked both Kevin DeYoung and Joe Carter in the eye about their view that those “sinners” with whom Jesus had table fellowship had repented. I thought Jon Merritt made some good points and that DeYoung and Carter had created an unfortunate false dichotomy rooted [Read More…]