World

Hope for Haiti, now and for the future

When the dust settled on the city of Port Au Prince, Haiti, after the massive 7.0 earthquake that devastated much of the impoverished country, there was overwhelming need and an immediate response of worldwide support. The NFL teamed up with the Red Cross to ask for donations during playoff games viewed by millions, and George […]

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Israel Yad Vashem Holocaust museum

Yad Vashem, the world’s center for Holocaust remembrance and education, is one of the most visited sites in Israel. Perched on Jerusalem’s Mount of Remembrance, the 45-acre complex includes museums, monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and world-renowned research centers. Yad Vashem is the largest museum of its kind in the world, and boldly shares the story […]

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Missions: ultimate life-changing road trip

Volunteering for short-term missions is one of the most effective ways believers can mobilize with far-reaching results. It also can be a life-changing experience, altering the way you view the world and your purpose in it. Volunteers with a heart that is open to the spiritual need across North America can turn to the North […]

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Giving Back This Holiday Season

Congregations across the Nation to Team Up with Worldwide Charity Soles4Souls, a Nashville based not-for-profit charity, is teaming up with congregations across the United States this holiday season, with the hopes of collecting 250,000 shoes to distribute to those in need. This year’s event, “Thanks4Giving”, is a unique project that allows people across the nation […]

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The Star of Bethlehem

O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to thy Perfect Light … and so goes the lyrics of We Three Kings as penned by John Henry Hopkins at a New York seminary in 1857. Over the years scholars have debated if this star of […]

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Christians jailed in Cuba

Cuban authorities say two Baptist leaders held in jail for 11 days in a city on the eastern end of the island are suspected of illegal economic activities. Associated Baptist Press first reported Oct. 13 that Ruben Ortiz-Columbie, coordinator for special projects of the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention, and Francisco “Pancho” Garcia, director of the […]

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‘Ardi’ ape simply disproves missing link

A “prehuman” fossil that some scientists claim gives new insight into human origins is likely nothing more than the remains of an ape and does not support evolutionary theory, scientists at Answers in Genesis say. Answers in Genesis, the Christian Life which runs the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, Ohio, posted an analysis of the scientific […]

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A Teachable Moment on Communist China

When I first heard it, I didn’t believe it. Alas, it’s true. A few weeks ago, New York City’s Empire State Building was aglow in red and yellow. Why? To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the victorious revolution of the People’s Republic of China – i.e., the establishment of Mao’s Red China. I’m not kidding. […]

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Hindu idol worship stirs Christian witness

The Hindu god who removes obstacles was no match for a tree limb. Southern Baptist representatives Brendan and Alyson Strizek* watched from a balcony as celebrating Hindus tried to navigate a trailer-mounted image of Ganesha through a narrow alley. A low tree limb soon blocked the 10-foot idol’s progress. The crowd, unable to back the […]

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Slavery still exists

A few years ago the film “Amazing Grace” captivated the attention of evangelical believers in North America. The courage of William Wilberforce, John Newton and several others in the fight to end the slave trade in Great Britain reminded us of what it means to give our lives for a worthy, timely concern. Time and […]

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