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  One of the criticisms that some Protestants raise against Catholics from time to time is that the Vatican doesn’t emphasize Bible reading. Such critics may have been startled when this week, Pope Benedict XVI urged 20,000 people filling St. […]

Why was it such a big deal? Because deep within all of us, there’s a longing for Jesus to return — to take His people home.  That’s why this classic prayer “Come, Thou Long-Awaited Jesus!” — written 300 years ago by […]

She’s just one woman working alone — driven by the horror she has seen first hand. She’s Sister Hatune, a nun in a Syrian Orthodox convent in Germany. She is trying to get the word out of the growing number of attacks […]

       It’s certainly happened before. Faithful followers dress in white and stand atop hilltops, waiting to greet Jesus when He returns at the appointed time. Of course the appointed time was not the one chosen by the Father, just some […]

How seriously should we take this latest prediction of doom? Well, we can count at least 25 times in the past when a lot of people took predictions very seriously … and Almighty God didn’t choose to return on cue: […]

  A religious liberty advocate was heckled by fellow officials when she spoke to a European Union meeting, speaking on behalf of Christians who are being silenced by “hate speech” laws. Dr. Gudrun Kugler was openly jeered by fellow members […]

Should you wish to make a pilgrimage to Aenon near to Salim, the spot on the Jordan River where John 3:23 tells us that Jesus was baptized by His cousin, John the Baptist, you will be pleased to know that […]

  Nineteen-year-old college student Brryan Jackson is a living miracle. When he was an infant, his divorced father – a blood transfusionist at a local hospital – intentionally injected him with AIDS-infected blood, intending to kill him and dodge having […]

Colin Atkinson is a Christian. He is also an electrician who works for a non-profit group, the Wakefield District Housing in England. In his 15 years on the job, he never thought for a moment that the two would clash. But now he is […]

Stephen Hawking, perhaps one of the world’s smartest living humans, has overstepped his field of expertise. He’s the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time. He predicted that black holes should emit what today is regarded as “Hawking radiation.” […]

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