By Eric Reitan
April 29, 2009
Just the other day a friend forwarded me a mass-mailed promotion for Free Inquiry magazine (a publication in which, incidentally, I had an article published a couple of years ago). The brochure was emblazoned with the following warning: “If you wish to avoid spending eternity roasting in HELL, do not open [...]
Monthly Archive for April, 2009
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Muslim calligrapher Yasser Abu Saymeh has dedicated the past two months to Christian art, writing the Gospel of Luke in ornate Arabic script to be presented to Pope Benedict XVI when the Roman Catholic leader visits the Holy Land next month.
Abu Saymeh never read a New Testament text before he [...]
Opening words are important. Authors and editors both know that the first sentence of a book needs to be arresting and engaging. It should capture the imagination of the reader, inviting the reader into the larger story or, at the very least, the larger story of the first chapter. Consider the first line of [...]
By Clara Moskowitz
We tend to think of Neanderthals as one species of cavemen-like creatures, but now scientists say there were actually at least three different subgroups of Neanderthals.
Using computer simulations to analyze DNA sequence fragments from 12 Neanderthal fossils, researchers found that the species can be separated into three, or maybe four, distinct genetic [...]
A living time capsule of sorts has been found buried under hundreds of feet of Antarctic ice — a colony of microbes that have been sealed off from the rest of the world for more than 1.5 million years.
The finding, detailed in the April 17 issue of the journal Science, could serve as a model [...]
By Kevin Roose
I thought we’d try something new before class today,” says Nathan, the Evangelism 101 teaching assistant. “A little cheer.”
My roommate Eric turns to me. “God is good. Bet you ten bucks.”
Before I can ask what he means, Nathan sets down his microphone and shouts through cupped hands, “God is good!”
“All the [...]
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CINCINNATI, April 1 /Christian Newswire/ — It’s not an April fool’s joke. Even though it’s now been 150 years since Charles Darwin sparked the creation/evolution debate, conservative Christians and scientists are still wrangling over the origin of man.
Throughout the 2009 year, organizations all over the world are marking [...]
This is a new series (1-3) of Verse No. in the Bible versus the Quran.
Verse No. 3 in the Old Testament says that God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light..
Verse No. 3 in the New Testament says that Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom [...]