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Exodus: the evidence for the Bible story

Did the ten plagues really happen? Was Moses an Egyptian cult member? And how did he part the Red Sea?<p>Exodus is far bigger than a battle or a geographical migration. The book that recounts it establishes a foundational myth for the Jewish and the Christian religions. Myths don’t come with much …

Did archaeologists uncover site where Jesus taught?

Israel requires that archaeologists perform a sweep of any historically significant land where construction is planned, and they were surprised to find a 20-acre parcel of land along the western side of the Sea of Galilee may have ties to Jesus.<p>Haaretz revisits a story that has the Rev. Juan Solana …

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THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called China’s Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven …

God Always Heals

Sooner or later, every Christian will have to decide what he or she thinks about the possibility of physical healing in this life. The topic is …

The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our Western civilization itself is a bubble

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> How can you spot an economy, indeed a civilization, in collapse? Anthropology gives us some answers.<p>Ted Fischer, a professor of …

The Best Books to Read This Christmas (That You Won't Find in a Christian Bookstore)

In our house, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a good book or two—or ten. A recent writing project—my new anthology Light Upon Light: A …

Old History Is New Again: Ancient Carthaginians Did Sacrifice Their Children

It was once commonly known than ancient Carthaginians sacrificed their children. The evidence was right there, in historical documents and graves.<p>The …

Christianity: Different From Every Other Religion

Question: What makes the Christian religion different from every other religion in the world? Timothy Keller has a good answer for this question:<p>“The …

14 Best Books of 2014

At Desiring God I cherish being surrounded by co-laborors and online friends who treasure great books, and who eagerly celebrate and share the most …

Polyphonic Singing Is Weird and Amazing

(Video Link)<p>This is Anna-Marie Hefele, a German singer whom blogger Marilyn Bellamy aptly describes as "a human theremin." She specializes in …

Seven ways for Christians to love their neighbors even when we disagree

The annual Pride Parade in Seattle drew an estimated 300,000 revelers this year. The air was incredibly festive. Participants had seen victory after victory for their cause, and many others had jumped on the proverbial bandwagon, much as a winning sports team suddenly gathers a lot of new fans.<p>In …

'Our second mother': Iran's converted Christians find sanctuary in Germany

On a breezy Sunday morning, 17 Christian converts are being baptized into a Berlin congregation just in time for Christmas. The yellow, stained-glass windows, situated high enough to catch the sun’s beams, are glowing. The old wooden pews creak as more people, Bibles in hand, shuffle in to take a …