Dordt College graduates Jordan and Rachel Harmelink pose at their July 27 wedding. The couple, like many couples reported on a new Facebook data analysis, met at their private Christian college. Photo courtesy Jordan Harmelink

Looking to get married? Try a Christian college

(RNS) Of the top 25 colleges where men are likely to meet their spouse, all are private Christian institutions, according to an analysis done by Sofus Macskassy and Lada Adamic, researchers on Facebook’s data science team. More than 60 percent of the top 25 colleges where women are likely to meet their spouse are also private religious schools.

10x10 behind the scenes. Wolrd Vision Drop-in center, India. Photo courtesy the filmmakers

Changing the world, one story and one life at a time

(RNS) Through the vivid accounts of nine girls from the developing world and their valiant struggles for the right to be educated, the new documentary “Girl Rising” articulates a universal truth: Educating girls ensures a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all of us.

A Bible class at Woodland High School in Cartersville, Ga. Courtesy of Associated Press

Why conservative Christians should oppose teaching the Bible in public schools

On Sunday night, the long awaited mini-series “The Bible” premiered on the History Channel. Produced by reality TV mogul Mark Burnett of “Survivor” fame and former “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey in an effort to dramatize key stories from Scripture, the series is already being embraced by Christians nationwide. After all, when is the last time “Hagar” was trending on twitter? Two days before the first episode aired, however, the couple penned a controversial opinion column in The Wall Street Journal titled, “Why Public Schools Should Teach the Bible.” They argued that public schools should encourage or perhaps mandate teaching courses on the sacred book. This should apparently top the list of priorities in a time when America’s educational system is faced with depleting resources and failing to keep up with the rest of the world’s students.

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Survey finds less cheating in high schools

(RNS) Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics? A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics finds that the portion of high school students who admit to cheating, lying or stealing dropped in 2012 for the first time in a decade. By Cathy Payne / USA Today.