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Archive for February, 2010

-Ancient Wall Supports Bible Record of Solomon

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

(Wall by Brian Negin via Flickr) Lately it has become fashionable to question whether the Biblical accounts of a strong kingdom ruled by David and Solomon could have even existed in the 10 century BC (BCE). Many scholars consider the accounts to be rather mythical in nature. Now a recent archaeological finding lends strong support […]

-California Assembly Outlaws Cussing for a Week?

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

(Calif. Capitol by jglazer75 via Flickr) The California Assembly passed a resolution supporting a ‘Cuss Free Week’ during the first week of March. The lawmakers voted to outlaw four-letter words and a few choice compound phrases (like: WT (bleep)?). The goal is to achieve greater civility in the state. Response: The lawmakers should be calling […]

-Obama Doesn’t Support the British on Falkland Dispute?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

(Falkland Islands via Wikipedia) This is another one of those puzzling foreign policy cases where President Obama deliberately tweaks one of our greatest allies Great Britain. It is also one of those stories  that US main stream media seems to be ignoring. The British have discovered oil in the South Atlantic near the Falkland Islands. […]

-Libya’s Kadhafi Calls for Jihad Against Switzerland

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

(Kadhafi by Ammar Abd Rabbo via Flickr) Today, Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi called for jihad against Switzerland because of the ban on minarets in that country. The Swiss had voted to ban the construction of the Muslim towers last year in November. Kadhafi also went on to support terrorism against the Swiss in the same […]

-Laos: Christians Forced from Worship and Homes at Gunpoint

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

(Laos via Wikipedia) According to Compass Direct, last month more than 100 local Lao officials in Katin village of Ta-Oyl district, Saravan Province forced 48 Christians to leave their worship service by gunpoint. Then the officials marched them 4 miles out of town and left them there to fend for themselves. Guards have been posted […]

-Obama’s New Healthcare Plan: It Has Abortion Funding Whether You Want it or Not

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

(Image by House Committee on Education and Labor via Flickr) On Monday President Obama presented his new heathcare program for all to see for the first time. Abortion funding is included in the new proposal even though pro-life Democrats and nearly all Republicans oppose it. A couple of weeks ago the President said that he […]

-Can Evangelical Christians Support LGBT Folk in Any Way?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

(Image by Remon Rijper via Flickr) A new campaign called ‘Believe Out Loud’ has been launched to encourage Christians to not only support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people but to speak out and not be silent. The new movement is primarily targeting mainline denominations hoping that their influence and voices will heard and make […]

-China: Demand for Bibles Outstripping Supply

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

(Chinese Bible by Wesley Fryer via Flickr) Although China maintains the largest Bible printing plant in the world, the demand for Bibles continues to outstrip the supply. According to the UK based Bible Society, more than 500,000 Chinese convert to Christianity every year so the demand for the word of God is not going to […]

-Elton John: ‘Jesus was a compassionate…gay man’

Friday, February 19th, 2010

In Parade Magazine this week, Elton John raised a few eye brows when he claimed that Jesus was Gay: “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him.” However, before you think that the entertainer may have gotten ‘religious’ consider what […]

-America: Christianity Losing Out to Secular Humanism?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Christian apologist Ken Ham recently talked about the current ‘state’ of America and observed that the prevailing world view in the country was changing and secular humanism was replacing Christianity as the norm: "Whatever we (America) once were, we are no longer. We have changed." "Most of the founding fathers of this nation … built […]