Each year, kids across America celebrate Bring Your Bible to School Day, an effort spearheaded by Christian organization Focus on the Family. It’s a powerful event that inspires children and teens to foster their own faith walk, while also talking to friends and peers about salvation and God’s love.
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If you’ve recently received a personal message from actor Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World), you might want to look twice. Pratt announced on his official Instagram page that an imposter has created several social media accounts in his name, using them to send inappropriate messages to women online.
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Religion in schools is a controversial topic, but looks like Kentucky is on its way to offering Bible classes as an elective in middle and high school. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin recently signed the Bible Literacy Bill into law. While the Kentucky Department of Education is still putting together a curriculum, schools plan to offer Bible classes soon. Students won’t be required to take the classes, but the move is sending a strong signal around the country. Kentucky is a religious, conservative state where 76 percent of residents say they are Christian, and with the passing of the Bible Literacy Law it may be the first of many states to adopt a policy on faith-based electives.
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Unsuspecting parents across the nation have been startled by a disturbing discovery on the YouTube Kids App. When the app first came out, Google claimed it was a safer alternative for kids to watch videos. Trusting parents felt fine handing the app to their child to watch whatever they wanted. But parents soon found videos lurking in the app that some moms have called, “Traumatizing.”
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Armani Crews turned 6 years old earlier this month, but instead of cake and presents for herself, she wanted something special for her birthday. The Chicago birthday girl had been begging her parents, Artesha and Antoine, “for months,” to feed the homeless in their community. Armani’s parents told ABC News that at first, they thought she was joking.
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It is often said that kids’ minds are like sponges, soaking up everything they see. Well, that old adage has been proven true in a study published by Psychological Science this month. The study proved that it is not actually adult instruction that informs a child’s perception of what is “normal” and what is not. Rather, children are promiscuous normativists, a term the study spelled out as: self-inferring what normal is.