Fourteen years ago, Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman’s world turned upside down. Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, adopted their daughter Maria Sue from China in 2004. A few years later, when their daughter was five years old, one of the Chapmans’ sons accidentally struck Maria Sue with an SUV in the driveway, tragically…

According to reports, archeological workers restoring the historic Syriac Orthodox Mar Thomas Church in Iraq’s capital Mosul, have discovered about a dozen ancient relics and parchments connected to several saints. The church was heavily damaged by Islamic State fighters almost four years ago. The relics include manuscripts in Syriac and Aramaic as well as six…

A record-low 20 percent of Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God, down from 24 percent the last time Gallup asked the question in 2017 and half of what it was at its high points in 1980 and 1984. Meanwhile, 29 percent currently say the Bible is a collection of “fables, legends,…

When Joseph Kennedy began kneeling on the football field after games to pray, he probably had no idea the decision would land him in the Supreme Court. The former Bremerton, Washington high school assistant football coach had started the practice in 2008. Initially, he went by himself, but eventually, other students, including some on the…

Things looked bleak for Texas A&M’s pitcher Nathan Dettmer on June 17th, after a tough 13-8 loss to the Oklahoma University Sooners. A college sophomore, Dettmer had started the game and given up 7 runs, getting himself pulled from the game in the second inning. Depressed and in tears, Dettmer found himself in a very…

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