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Category: Life

Thanksgiving

In the South Sea Islands there is an interesting religious movement known as the Cargo Cult. It arose as a native response to the arrival of Europeans laden with the rich fruits of their culture–tools, furniture, clothing, a dazzling cornucopia of goods. The islanders, seeing the lavish beneficence of the Western gods, abandoned their own…

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natural

The debate between science and religion has reached a glowering standstill. Christianity’s defenders seek to poke holes in the logic of and evidence for evolutionary materialism, even as Darwinian scientists altogether refuse to acknowledge that there is a debate. The New Atheists, meanwhile, a confederation of atheism’s most eloquent popularizers, have convinced their many readers…

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syrian

Outgoing artillery shook St Elias church as the priest reached the end of the Lord’s Prayer. The small congregation kept their eyes on the pulpit, kneeling when required and trying to ignore the regular thuds that rattled the stained glass windows above them. Home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, the…

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abortion

Two pro-life research groups announced Thursday on Capitol Hill that they’ve launched a new website designed to help healthcare consumers figure out which Obamacare plans include surcharges that will go directly toward funding abortions. Troubled by the federal and state health exchanges’ “lack of transparency” when it comes to which Obamacare plans require paying for…

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christmas

Just in time for the year-end shopping season, a national pro-family organization has released its annual “Naughty-or-Nice List” for Christmas. The online list published by the American Family Association separates retailers into “Nice,” “Marginal,” or “Naughty” for how they observe and employ the term “Christmas” in their advertising. The list uses a color-coded system, with…

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confessing

During the days of Nazi Germany there arose a Confessing Church movement that rose against the German Church movement, which became the religious arm of the Fascist Nazi Socialist movement. Of the 18,000 pastors in Germany during that time (from 1933 to 1945), less than 5,000 were aligned with the Confessing Church. Hence, only a…

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Sadie

The Robertsons of “Duck Dynasty” are known for their faith and family values so it’s not surprise they often get compared to “19 Kids & Counting’s” Duggar family. The comparison is welcome, Sadie Robertson told E! News. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” the 17-year-old told E! “I’ve actually met the Duggars once and they’re…

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seattle

A high school student in Washington is suing his school district, claiming his religious liberties were violated by three separate disciplinary suspensions for preaching and passing out Bible verses. Michael Leal does not deny that he repeatedly passed out mass-produced Christian literature at suburban Seattle Cascade High School, and claims he was fully within his…

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mbc

Myron Guiler wept. I held the telephone receiver in my hand and listened as the Ohio pastor became overwhelmed with emotion. “It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “I can’t stand to see these 120 children go. It’s my heart. I’ve poured my life into it.” Guiler is the president of Marietta Bible College, a small unaccredited school…

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manson

Many were shocked to learn recently that infamous mass murderer Charles Manson was issued a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. Manson and several of his followers were convicted in the horrific 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, 26, wife of director Roman Polanski; celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35;…

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flag

“In an average week, one-in-five Americans share their religious faith online, about the same percentage that tune in to religious talk radio, watch religious TV programs or listen to Christian rock music. And nearly half of U.S. adults see someone else share their religious faith online in a typical week.” That’s the opening paragraph of…

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KJV

Reformation Heritage Books has announced it will release The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible this month. The study Bible provides thoughts for personal and family devotions for every chapter, three-dozen articles on how to live the Christian life, and guidance on how to experience the truths of the Bible. There are also more than 50…

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