Israel's Hebrew University has announced the discovery of a cave in the Judean desert, the first of its kind in 60 years, which once housed the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the oldest biblical texts in existence.
BBC News reported that the although storage jars, fragments of scroll wrapping, and other artifacts connected to the scrolls were found at the site, the ancient parchments themselves were missing, and are believed to have been looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s....More»
After an EF-3 tornado ripped through Eastern New Orleans, Louisiana, Samaritan's Purse, a Christian organization that helps those in need, was there to provide relief and to help pick up the pieces.
The trailer for "The Case for Christ," the upcoming movie based on atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel's 1998 best-selling book of the same name, depicts the investigative reporter studying the world-famous Shroud of Turin and other pieces of evidence surrounding Christianity.
As a Southern California corporate executive for the fastest growing fitness company in the world in the mid-1990s, I had the opportunity to experience the devastating effects of life in the fast lane without rules or boundaries. As a result, I often went with the flow of society and focused on everything that the world had to offer.
Throughout my 20s, I continued to run from God, searching for identity and truth in everything but His Word. By age 28, I had climbed the corporate ladder. Money and success became my gods and ultimately controlled my life. I was driven but for the wrong reasons. I felt a sense of purpose but it often left me empty. I was passionate but for the wrong things....More»
Can we finally give the myth that an unborn baby is "just a clump of cells" a decent burial?
Yesterday Eric Metaxas told you about a manipulative article from The Atlantic that heaps scorn on the pro-life movement's use of ultrasound technology to show pregnant women and others the humanity of the unborn child....More»
January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and The JESUS Film Project promoted their 31 Days of Compassion to collect Magdalena discipleship packs for compassion ministries to women. Now, they're extending the 31 Days of Compassion through the end of February. The compassion ministries they're partnering with include outreaches to trafficking victims, pregnancy centers, and women's prisons, Christian Telegraph reports according to Mission Network News....More»
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS -- February 11, 2017) - Not even the rain was able to put a damper on the star-studded Movieguide®'s Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala (www.movieguideawards.com), held on Friday, February 10th, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Also known as "The Christian Oscars," the event that is always held close to the Academy Awards -- this year the 89th on Sunday, February 26, 2017 -- honors the best, most family-friendly movies and television programs honoring God and inspiring audiences with messages of faith, hope, goodness, justice, redemption, forgiveness, and true divine love....More»
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (ANS - February 11, 2017) -- On February 7, 2017, Haiti inaugurated her 58th president. Jovenel Moise, a businessman with no prior political experience was sworn in during inaugural ceremonies in Haiti's Parliament and on the lawn of the once National Palace destroyed in 2010 by a 7.0 earthquake.
The Inauguration was attended by international delegations including Venezuela, Canada, the Peoples Republic of Taiwan, the United States, and the European Union. Most notable was the inclusion of several evangelical missionaries, especially national television celebrities Joel and Yvonne Trimble of Haiti for Christ Ministries...More»
Pastor Donnie McClurkin believes Christians should leave protesting President Donald Trump to the world and shift their focus.
"We need to know what our vote really means and how to utilize it. But I don't want us to get caught up in this protest," the gospel singer and pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, said on syndicated radio show Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell. "The protests do nothing but rile [people] up. It causes people's anger to rise up and it gives us a false sense of involvement."...More»
Millennials are not conformists. They march to their own beat and have taken an untraditional route to marriage and the family by abandoning or delaying it.
Over the past half century, divorce has doubled, marriage rates have plummeted to all-time lows, and single- parent households have more than tripled, leaving the family unit in shambles and many Millennials skeptical....More»
A new bill passed by the Pakistani Parliament earlier this week seeks to protect religious minorities, including Christians, from being killed in mob lynchings or endure forced conversions to Islam and forced marriages to Muslim husbands.
More than 200 men, some armed with sticks, suddenly gathered on Wednesday morning (8 Feb) beside the Alba Presbyterian Church in Sankhatra, 115km north of Lahore, intent on building a boundary wall.
"Children were going to school and men were leaving for work when this large number stormed into the area and started construction," said Asher Moon, 38, the church's pastor. "Some of our men and women tried to intervene but they were called names and men armed with sticks beat them."
Sankhatra is part of Narowal District, where Presbyterian missionaries from the US city of Philadelphia journeyed in 1855 to begin a mission that would spread the message of Christianity across Punjab, which had only come under British rule in 1849....More»
An Indonesian church closed for years by order of the local mayor has been told it can reopen if a mosque is also allowed on its premises.
The GKI Yasmin Church in Bogor, 60km south of Jakarta, had resorted to holding open-air services outside the Presidential palace in Jakarta in protest.
The church was sealed and padlocked by order of the mayor of Bogor and the city government. The mayor claimed that the previous sub-village head had falsified community signatures and that the church brought trouble with local Muslim neighbours. Later he said that the church should not be built on a street with an Islamic name....More»
DONCASTER, UK (ANS - February 10, 2017) -- From reports of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May, it seems that the UK government doesn't really believe Iran is a threat to world peace or, for that matter, that God's chosen people are worth supporting to the hilt.
In defying a call for fresh sanctions against Iran, Mrs. May indicated her continued commitment to the nuclear deal which Mr. Netanyahu believes to be highly dangerous, saying: "Iran seeks to annihilate Israel, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world."1...More»
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed crisis-trained chaplains to the New Orleans area after devastating tornadoes tore through the area on Tuesday.
Reports indicate as many as four tornadoes touched down in Southeastern Louisiana, injuring people, causing widespread property damage and rendering many without electricity. Tornado watches continued throughout the day in large parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, including Hattiesburg, where a team of Rapid Response Team chaplains have been offering emotional and spiritual care....More»
When Daniel Calveti was just 6 months old, his parents made a promise to God. Their baby boy was deathly ill with bacterial meningitis, and some neighbors had been talking with them about Jesus.
"They prayed and they said, 'Jesus, we don't know how to walk with You, but if You heal Daniel, we promise You we're going to dedicate Daniel to Your service, and we're going to give You all of our family in service," Calveti explained in a recent interview with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association....More»