Experts are noting that as the homeschooling movement continues to rapidly grow, it is becoming more diverse ethnically, politically, and even religiously.
In November the Department of Education released a report noting that between 1999 and 2012 the number of homeschooled students doubled, from approximately 850,000 to approximately 1.8 million.
"The percentage of students ages 5–17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through grade 12 who are homeschooled — the homeschooling rate — has increased over time. The homeschooling rate increased from 1.7 percent in 1999 to 3.4 percent in 2012," stated the report. more >>
Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to no longer consider the Holy Bible his favorite book, having named two books he wrote instead.
A.J. Calloway of Extra recently interviewed Trump on a series of topics, ranging from what he plans to do, if elected, on his first one hundred days as president to what is his favorite movie.
Tim Tebow's new book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, now includes a companion YouVersion Bible app devotional along with a Bible study book that will be released next month.
After the October release of his book, the 29-year-old athlete and author started November with the release of a YouVersion five-day Bible study, Shaken Bible Study: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tebow, released by publishers WaterBrook & Multnomah.
In the Bible study book, which will be released on Dec. 20, Tebow mixes devotional content with Bible verses for an interactive experience in which questions are posed to readers. more >>
After years of being on an emotional roller coaster in the NBA, Jeremy Lin says he's finally happy in his career as the Brooklyn Nets' point guard and appreciates the opportunities God has given him.
The 28 year old is no longer the short-lived phenomenon or backup point guard that many have come to know him as over the past four years. After being traded, picked up and released from the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets, Lin has a reason to be overjoyed in Brooklyn.
Lin has finally been given an opportunity to lead a team as a starting point guard running the floor, and said in an interview with Slam magazine: "To have this role, I'm so excited I can't even really explain just how happy I am. There are days where after we work out or play pickup or whatever, I'm just like, man, it feels natural. I'm a leader. I'm a starting point guard. more >>
A person doesn't need to forget in order to forgive, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Tuesday morning on Rick Warren's Daily Hope, The Purpose Driven Life author addressed the common cliché "forgive and forget."
"You've heard this phrase over and over: 'Forgive and forget.' There's only one problem with it: You can't do it. It's impossible! You really can't forget a hurt in your life," wrote Warren. more >>
During the third presidential debate between political rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last Wednesday, the former secretary of state failed the women she purports to represent by perpetuating several myths about abortion and Planned Parenthood that have been proven untrue.
Either by sheer ignorance or cunning deception, Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, misled viewers of the Fox News debate when she said Planned Parenthood provides cancer screenings, China no longer forces women to have abortions, late-term abortions are necessary to save the lives of mothers, and Planned Parenthood is needed to provide healthcare for women.