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Archive for January, 2016

-Ayatollah Khamenei: Not Clear The Holocaust Was a Reality?

Friday, January 29th, 2016

(Ayatollah Khamenei: Wikipedia) The Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei reaffirmed his doubts about the Holocaust while the rest of the world paused to remember the slaughter of millions and the stories of the survivors. Here’s the story from the Jerusalem Post: Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday once again repeated provocative assertions about the Holocaust, […]

-Iranian President Defends Charlie Hebdo Attacks?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is making the rounds in Europe this week trying to drum up business for his country. Before going to Paris he made the following reference which seemed to justify the Charlie Hebdo attacks and killings last year in France. Here’s the story from Townhall: Before heading to Paris after a visit […]

-Pope Francis Defends Traditional Marriage

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Pope Francis is considered to be one of the most ‘liberal’ leaders of the Catholic church ever to be elected as Pope. He is quoted often in Facebook memes that would seem to be out of character with traditional Catholic Christian beliefs and when one researches those controversial statements almost always they are taken out […]

-Latest: The Church and Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

In the last two weeks there has been several major news stories about Christian denominations and same-sex marriage. First story is about the Episcopal Church in America, The Anglican Convention voted to suspend the American denomination because of their support and acceptance of same-sex marriage. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: Leaders representing 88 […]

-Trump and ‘Two Corinthians’

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

…Donald Trump met ‘two Corinthians’ the other day at Liberty University and had them deported…. Yah, I know, not so funny. But the Donald did get a few laughs the other day at Liberty when he called the NT letter of Paul: “Two Corinthians.” I must admit that I got a few laughs out of […]

-Iran Releases Pastor Saeed Abedini

Monday, January 18th, 2016

                  (Pastor Saeed Abedini / ACLJ.org) Iran has finally released American Pastor Saeed Abedini after three years in prison. Here’s the story from Christianity Today: …  The Iranian-American pastor from Idaho, held for more than three years, was exchanged as part of a prisoner swap in which Iran released four people and the United States […]

-2015: Worst Year Ever For Christian Persecution?

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

According to Open Doors ministry, which keeps tabs on the persecution of Christians around the world, 2015 might have been the worst year ever in modern history for Christian persecution. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors has released its annual list of countries where Christians face the […]

-Is Freedom Possible Without Belief in God?

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

       (Declaration of Independence: amslerPIX) Is freedom possible without belief in God? Most in America today would say it is. After all we do have a Constitution that guarantees our freedoms. However, in a recent speech Justice Antonin Scalia indicated that God had a major part to play in the historical success of the American […]

-Condemnation for Atheist Billboard Vandals

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

                                                                     (Screenshot from KRDO.com video) A Christmas billboard put up by American Atheists was damaged in Colorado and a Christian organization officially spoke out against the vandals. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: A conservative Christian organization based in Colorado has denounced the vandalism of an atheist billboard that advises people to "skip church."  […]

-Africa: A New Center of Christianity?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

                          (Image: Wikipedia) This is really not news to those of us who have been following the spread of Christianity around the world in the 21st century and Christian missions in particular. Africa is quickly becoming a new center of Christianity with over 469 million believers accounting for nearly half of the population. Not only […]