News on what’s happening in the world of Christianity as well as cultural events shaping the world.
In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus. Not THAT Jesus. Archaeologists in Israel say Jesus was a common name in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago, and that they have found about 30 ancient burial boxes inscribed with it. Ahead of Easter, Israel’s antiquities authority opened up its vast storeroom to reporters on Sunday for a peek at unearthed artifacts from the time of Jesus. Experts say they have yet to find direct archaeological evidence of Jesus Christ, but in recent years have found a wealth of material that helps fill out historians’ understanding of how […]
A Fred’s store in Murfreesboro, TN displays Easter crosses made from Mr. Pibb’s packages.
Excavations in the cliffs of Qumran, by the north-west shore of the Dead Sea, have revealed a 12th cave believed to have concealed the Dead Sea Scrolls, an ancient collection of religious texts.
The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled that “freedom of expression and religious freedom are not absolute rights and may be limited if necessary.”
A parish priest in the south of Italy enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church’s Christmas Nativity scene, adding a boat full of refugees and a rainbow flag in place of the star of Bethlehem.
WASHINGTON (CBS) — Federal authorities warned Friday that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria sympathizers “continue aspirational calls for attacks on holiday gatherings, including targeting churches.”
Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land.
Here’s a partial update on churches in the east-Tennessee area near Gatlinburn, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge where the wildfire has damaged so much of the area. We encourage you to please pray for the people there.
The American Civil Liberties Union is taking aim at one small Indiana town’s Christmas tree.
A bomb exploded Sunday killing 35 in a church in Egypt. Islamic terrorism likely to blame.
Muslims went on a three-day-long rampage of mayhem and murder, slaughtering 12 Christian, burning two churches, and terrorizing hundreds of others as part of an ongoing pogrom against Christians that has been going on for the last month.
The only Christian mayor in Turkey, a U.S. NATO ally, has been removed as part of a purge by the ruling Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following an abortive coup earlier this year.
Jason Fowler watched alcohol addiction destroy the lives of many of his family members so he swore to himself he would never drink.
A football program in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is being forced to stop its pregame prayer, a tradition that goes back decades.
All Christian militias have come together to fight as one force in an effort to recapture their historical homeland in northern Iraq from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).