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  • A Christian Perspective on Stephen Hawking’s Legacy

    03/17/2018 6:16:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 82 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 this week. A theoretical physicist, professor of mathematics at Cambridge University (a position once held by Isaac Newton), and author of the best-selling book A Brief History of Time, he was a legend in the scientific community. When Hawking spoke, the world listened. At one time, he seemed to be ambiguously deist (open to the possibility of God, but not as a loving Creator). But by the end, he was a devout atheist. In light of his death, the media has proudly displayed some of his most notorious...
  • The Copper Scroll Project: In Search of the Ark of the Covenant

    03/12/2018 4:16:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/8/18 | William F Jasper
    Readers of the Old Testament are familiar with the Ark of the Covenant, the sacred golden chest carried by the Israelites during their wanderings in the desert and finally placed in the temple built by King Solomon. The 1981 adventure/fantasy film Raiders of the Lost Ark by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas introduced a Hollywood version of the Ark to a much larger global audience outside the Jewish and Christian traditions. That movie ends with the Ark disappearing in a large crate, along with thousands of other similar crates, into a huge U.S. government warehouse. The Ark did indeed disappear,...
  • 'Bible Quotes and Scientific Facts

    03/11/2018 2:06:33 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 59 replies
    1988 | Dr. Sam Gipp
    Of all the messages that I have listened to by Sam Gipp, I believe there is one that is downright fun! Without fail, because I use the KJB exclusively, it does not take long before the accusation is made that I am just another one of those KJB-Only cultists - the straw man used to delude the Message and denounce the messenger. This message by Dr. Gipp, 'Bible Quotes and Scientific Facts' is one that I have long wished to use just to show folks how ingrained the King James Bible is within our English culture and how they have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Enough With the Monkey Business

    03/01/2018 11:48:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies ^ | February 24, 2018 | Brian Kelly
    "Concerning human evolution, the Church has a more definite teaching. It allows for the possibility that man’s body developed from previous biological forms, under God’s guidance, but it insists on the special creation of his soul. Pope Pius XII declared that ‘the teaching authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions . . . take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter—[but] the Catholic...
  • [Catholic Caucus] That darn global warming rears its ugly head Monday at the Vatican

    02/26/2018 2:50:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Call Me Jorge .... ^ | HereisJorge
    That darn global warming rears its ugly head Monday at the Vatican (click images to enlarge)
  • Clay Seal with ‘Signature of Prophet Isaiah’ Found in Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 5:55:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 2/23/18 | Daniel Esparza
    The seal was found ten feet from where the same archaeological team had already found another one belonging to King HezekiahAn archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to the Biblical Archaeology Review. A broken 8th-century BCE clay seal impression – known as a “bulla”– seems to contain an inscription that reads “Belonging to Isaiah,” and a partial spelling of the word “prophet” next to it. As read in the article published by The Algemeiner, Dr. Eilat Mazar, a Hebrew University archeologist whose team discovered the seal in an...

    02/23/2018 3:50:59 PM PST · by fwdude · 25 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | February 16, 2018 | T.A. McMahon
    Tom: Nothing in the history of the modern church has induced believers to abandon their faith in the sufficiency of GodÂ’s Word like the pseudo-science of psychological counseling. Consider the following: the evangelical church is a primary referral service for counseling psychologists and psychiatrists. Many large churches have licensed psychotherapists on staff. Mission agencies are requiring their missionary candidates to be evaluated and approved by licensed psychological professionals prior to being considered for service. Christian psychologists and counselors are often better known and more respected by evangelicals than preachers and teachers. Who has not heard of psychologist Dr. James Dobson?...
  • Jordan Peterson, Jung, and Hope for the Faint-Hearted

    02/22/2018 2:05:14 PM PST · by truthxchange · 5 replies ^ | 02/22/2018 | Dr. Peter Jones
    In our angry, divided, and polemical society, young Christians, eager for measured peace, encourage us to accept the good things our society brings. Do we always have to see culture wars? This is a laudable desire. Nevertheless, Christians enamored of modern culture run the risk of ignoring its underlying anti-Christian ideology and diluting the unique truth of the Gospel. Some have so adopted cultural norms that they are no longer even Christian. In my recent review of Brian McLaren’s The Great Spiritual Migration I quoted his statement that God must no longer be understood as the separate “omniscient, omnipresent and...
  • Church Spires to Boost Digital Connectivity in Rural Areas

    02/21/2018 6:05:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies ^ | 2/18/18
    Church spires across the UK will be used to boost digital connectivity in rural areas following an agreement between the Government and the Church of England. The accord (PDF, 74.9KB, 3 pages) , signed by the the National Church Institutions (NCIs) of the Church of England, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) encourages the Church of England to use its buildings and other property to improve broadband, mobile and WiFi connectivity for local communities. 65% of Anglican churches and 66% of parishes in England are in...
  • Prayer Request for my Grandson

    02/15/2018 2:35:53 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 84 replies
    Feb. 15, 2018 | AzNascarFan
    I am asking for a prayer request today, My grandson who has been on a transplant list since shortly after he was born, who will now be 5 in April and we just got the call that he will get his transplant.
  • Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides Elected Metropolitan of Chicago

    02/11/2018 9:03:37 PM PST · by lightman · 4 replies
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America ^ | 7 February A.D. 2018 | Stavros Papagermanos/
    NEW YORK – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago. Immediately following the election, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America stated: “I express my wholehearted congratulations on the election of Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago, wishing the abundant blessing of God on the sacred ministry the Church has entrusted him with. The newly-elected Metropolitan has served as Deacon, Priest and Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations for a number of years, and I am certain that he...

    02/11/2018 6:38:19 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 62 replies
    email from a friend | 2/11/2018 | unknown
    Only 5% of Stanford University graduates Figured it out! Can you answer all seven of the following questions With the same word? 1. The word has seven letters.... 2. Preceded God... 3. Greater than God... 4. More Evil than the devil.. 5. All poor people have it.. 6. Wealthy people need it.. 7. If you eat it, you will die. Did you figure it out? Try hard before looking at the answers
  • Seeing God’s Wisdom in His Ways

    02/07/2018 7:20:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    AllWorship ^ | 8/11//2014 | DeVern Fromke
    God’s accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs. The eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days; those of the canary in 14 days; those of the barnyard hen in 21 days. The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days; those of the mallard in 35 days. The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days. Notice, they are all divisible by seven. The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 27 [Prayer and Meditation]

    01/27/2018 7:37:26 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 27 (NKJV) My Son, Be Wise 01 Do not boast about tomorrow, 00 For you do not know what a day may bring forth. 02 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; 00 A stranger, and not your own lips. 03 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, 00 But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them. 04 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, 00 But who is able to stand before jealousy? 05 Open rebuke is better 00 Than love carefully concealed. 06 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 26 [Prayer and Meditation]

    01/26/2018 8:04:26 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 26 (NKJV) Honor Is Not Fitting for a Fool 01 As snow in summer and rain in harvest, 00 So honor is not fitting for a fool. 02 Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, 00 So a curse without cause shall not alight. 03 A whip for the horse, 00 A bridle for the donkey, 00 And a rod for the fool's back. 04 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, 00 Lest you also be like him. 05 Answer a fool according to his folly, 00 Lest he be wise in his own...
  • [Daniel Study 2018]. Introduction [23 Jan 2018]

    01/25/2018 1:24:48 AM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 197 replies ^ | James Bond aka JB (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
    The purpose of this post is to begin what I hope to be a yearlong (2018) in depth study of the book of Daniel. Making real world application as we go along and encourage participation across all religious faiths, denominations, ethnicity and religious creeds and cultures. FULL Disclosure: As a Christian it is my sincere desire to always - always - always include the GOSPEL message as part of each discussion. Reason being, simply discussing the Historical Daniel without driving home the point of his message (Vision of future events - which have not yet come) would be tragic in...
  • Earthquakes? Luke 21:11

    01/23/2018 12:02:16 PM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 22 replies
    Luke 21:11 Luke 21:11New International Version (NIV) 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
  • Archbishop Michel Aupetit: Paris’ New Pro-Life Champion

    01/21/2018 11:36:44 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    NC Register ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | John M. Grondelski
    Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life advocate for its archbishop! Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a “late vocation” (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, L’Embryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child. Archbishop Aupetit is very much a Renaissance man: As he notes in his book, “We have tried to visit the different domains...
  • The Idea Of Race Is An Outdated, Invalid Scientific Concept. Let’s Discard It

    01/17/2018 7:33:38 AM PST · by John Conlin · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2018 | John Conlin
    It is time to take the last step, the final step in the journey of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr. and literally hundreds of thousands of other brave souls. This final step is to at last accept the truth; there is no such thing as race. It is a failed scientific theory from hundreds of years ago. It is a false concept that is only kept alive by our keeping it alive. There is no race gene. There is no White race. No Black race. Asian, Hispanic, all an illusion.
  • Pope encourages primary-school education in diversity, ecology

    01/05/2018 4:35:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 5, 2018 | editor
    Editor's Note: In a January 5 address to Italian primary-school teachers, Pope Francis called for an “educational alliance between the school and the family,” and encouraged education in ecological awareness. The Pontiff also said: “Christian teachers, whether they work in Catholic schools or in state schools, are called to stimulate in the pupils the openness to the other as a face, as a person, as a brother and sister to know and respect, with his or her history, merits and defects, riches and limits.”