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December 2018 Archives

A pastor was followed home, kidnapped and punished for preaching his faith, an anti-persecution watchdog has warned. According to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka, the man was riding home on his motorbike when he was stopped by …Read More

North Dakota Farmer Gene Hanson is known for plowing creative messages. This particular message was different than anyone he had done before. Instead of using his plow, he used his neighbor’s cows, approximately 150 young black Angus cattle. He wanted …Read More

The original owner of an ancient bronze ring has finally been identified after decades of continually thwarted translation efforts. According to the recently deciphered inscription, the ancient owner was none other than Pontius Pilate, the infamous Roman governor who ordered …Read More

Scientists in the U.S. and Switzerland have announced an astounding revelation – that all modern humans descended from a common father and mother who appeared 100,000 to 200,000 years ago after a cataclysmic event that almost wiped out the human …Read More

China’s crackdown on religious freedom continued last weekend with a raid in southwestern China. Nearly 100 Christians were snatched off the streets or dragged from their homes in a series of coordinated raids. Members of the Early Rain Covenant Church …Read More

These days, any sort of openly Christian decoration is sure to become controversial. Atheist activist groups have gone after a wide variety of displays and demanded the removal of everything from the Christmas lights on an Idaho family’s private dwelling …Read More

Sodom and Gomorrah are biblical shorthand for absolutely everything going as morally wrong as possible and being utterly annihilated as a result. Biblical skeptics have dismissed the story as nothing but a cautionary tale made up millennia ago, but science …Read More

When most people go to church, they expect the same handful of basic things. They expect to hear hymns and worship songs. They expect to listen to a sermon and hear or read Bible verses. They expect a cross, an …Read More