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Archive for the 'Russia' Category

-Russia: First Crimea Next Alaska?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

                               (Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska: Wikipedia) First Crimea next Alaska? Yes it is April Fools Day and this is my not so funny contribution. However ‘Alaska’ is now the favorite punch line to a joke that is supposedly making the rounds among the jubilant Russian leaders in Moscow. Also, 30,000 or so ‘Alaskans’ have […]

-Apple’s Logo Offensive to Russian Christians?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

                         (Image via CrunchBase) From the Christian Post: Christians from Russia’s Orthodox community are demanding that the country’s Apple division remove the famous half-bitten apple logo from its products and replace it with a cross, because they find the apple image offensive to their beliefs. In popular culture, an apple is often used to represent […]

-Moscow: Police Raid Church of Scientology–Should We Care?

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

                     (Cover of What Is Scientology?) Police began a a raid and a search of  the Church of Scientology offices in Moscow, Russia on Thursday Oct.6. According to the Russian news agency Interfax: The search could be part of a criminal investigation by the Moscow region’s Investigative Committee into the distribution of scientology literature of […]

-Is ‘Gog and Magog’ Beginning to Line Up?

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

For years, Bible teachers and preachers have been looking for Russia to lead a coalition of nations in an attack against Israel as foretold in Ezekiel 38-39. The only problem was that many of the ancient nations mentioned in the prophecy are now incorporated in modern Turkey and Turkey had close ties with Israel and […]

-Russia: Court Bans Scientology Books

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A Russian court in Moscow has banned Scientology books by L. Ron Hubbard. The Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement today that the Shchyolkovo court has ruled that “What is Scientology?” and other books by L. Ron Hubbard “contain calls for extremist activities.” Accordingly the Scientology books will now be put on the federal […]

-Russian Believers Take an Ice-Cold Dip For Jesus

Friday, January 21st, 2011

On January 19, Orthodox Christians all over Russia took a traditional dip in ice-cold water to celebrate Epiphany –the day in the Orthodox Church calendar set aside to commemorate the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. In Russia, Orthodox believers traditionally mark the occasion by plunging into a river or […]