In today’s New York Times you’ll find Sam Harris’s op-ed piece on Francis Collins’s appointment as director of the National Institutes of Health, explaining why he thinks Collins is a bad choice. When I read a preliminary draft of the piece, I was struck by the list of five slides taken from Collins’s lecture, [...]
Monthly Archive for July, 2009
Posted in God is...Empowerment on Jul 28th, 2009
By Eli Dahan, Biblical teacher at ClassicalHebrew.com
When the psalmist wants to reunite the universe, he doesn’t have to do so much; he just need to say , let us all sit together , my brothers, people of the world, let us all sit , and this is the best feeling and pleasantness ever as written [...]
Posted in God is...Always on Jul 24th, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday.
Ri Hyon Ok, 33, was also accused of spying for South Korea and the United States and organizing dissidents. She was executed in the northwestern city [...]
Posted in God is...All of Us on Jul 24th, 2009
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says restoration workers have uncovered the never-before-seen mosaic face of an angel at Istanbul’s Haghia Sophia — a former Byzantine cathedral.
The cathedral’s Christian mosaics were covered up in line with Muslim custom shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in [...]
Posted in God is...Empowerment on Jul 24th, 2009
A publicly funded exhibition is encouraging people to deface the Bible in the name of art — and visitors have responded with abuse and obscenity.
The show includes a video of a woman ripping pages from the Bible and stuffing them into her bra, knickers and mouth.
The open Bible is a central part of ‘Made [...]
One hundred million years ago a termite was wounded and its abdomen split open. The resin of a pine tree slowly enveloped its body and the contents of its gut.
In what is now the Hukawng Valley in Myanmar, the resin fossilized and was buried until it was chipped out of an amber mine.
The resin [...]
Posted in God is...Always on Jul 14th, 2009
A holy war is brewing in Virginia, where a controversial Islamic school is seeking permission to expand its campus and a group of residents is going all out to stop it.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday night to consider a proposal to expand the campus of the Islamic Saudi Academy, [...]
By Richard Allen Greene
LONDON, England (CNN) — The world’s oldest known Christian Bible goes online Monday — but the 1,600-year-old text doesn’t match the one you’ll find in churches today.
Discovered in a monastery in the Sinai desert in Egypt more than 160 years ago, the handwritten Codex Sinaiticus includes two books that are not [...]
Posted in God is...Each of Us on Jul 2nd, 2009
By Eric Young
Christian Post Reporter
Tue, Jun. 30 2009 07:57 PM EDT
The first NIV Bible penned by 31,173 individuals has finally been completed following a nearly nine-month effort that organizers originally thought would take about five.
Since its launch on Sept. 30, 2008, the “Bible Across America” tour has been gathering handwritten verses from people [...]