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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: exploring the myth of the original sinners

Stephen Greenblatt's book is a pellucid and absorbing account of the Biblical tale's great significance.<p>According to the story, God created Adam and …

Theology

Lost Roman city that was home to Jesus' apostles found, say archaeologists

Experts believe they have found the lost Roman city of Julias, formerly the village of Bethsaida, which was the home of Jesus' apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.<p>Last month, archaeologists from the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College, Israel and Nyack College in New York, …

The Bible Says Canaanites Were Killed, But New DNA Evidence Suggests Otherwise

July 29, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>It’s not surprising that science has (once again) shown something in the Bible to be wrong. But I can’t recall ever …

Biblical Archeology: Canaanites, Nebuchadnezzar, and Jerusalem’s Destruction

1670 artist rendition of Zedekiah chained before Nebuchadnezzar COGwriter Biblical archeology has been in the news a fair amount this week. Readers …

Archaeologists find more evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (RNS) — Israeli archaeologists recently discovered 2,600-year-old artifacts they say offer further concrete evidence of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem around 586 B.C.<p>The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery just days before Tisha B’Av, a Jewish fast day …

Archaeology

Abandon the Reformation, Abandon the Gospel

So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, …

Theology

Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created

After a half-century of hateful rhetoric about conservatives, liberals shouldn’t be surprised when students treat Charles Murray like a mortal …

Tolerance isn’t the goal—truth is.

In a somber speech to its board of trustees delivered on Feb. 21, Stanford University’s ex-provost John Etchemendy warned that intolerance is the …

Religion

CNN religion quiz needs to take Christianity seriously

In what has become an annual tradition of television programming claiming to reveal the real Jesus of Nazareth, it seems that CNN is off to an early start. Every Easter season, cable networks fill their lineups with specials featuring biblical and historical experts who often represent only the …

How Close-Minded Liberals Have Ruined Higher Education

While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors, and parents should not foot the bill.<p>Let’s look at …

Higher Education

Madness, Contradictions, and Post-Modernity

Opinion<p>Posted: Mar 03, 2017 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Let me pose a …

Adam and the Genome: Some Thoughts from Scot McKnight

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series of responses to Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, a new book by Dennis …

"Father" God is Now Seen as a Threat to Equality at Top Divinity Schools

Things like this grieve me in ways I can’t begin to voice.<p>But I’ll try.<p><i>“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy</i> …

'13 Reasons Why': A World without Hope

Once upon a time, a young novelist wrote a Young Adult novel about suicide. It became, in the words of The New York Times, “a stealthy hit with …

Obama Despises Israel Because He Despises the West

A religious leftist, he breaks down Bible believers into two categories: fools and liars.<p>Barack Obama has done his best for nearly eight years to …

Ralph Peters: The Feast of Stephen 2016: We are living in a new age of Christian martyrs

The second line of the Christmas carol slips past us. We hear “Good King Wenceslas looked out…” But what about the next bit, “…on the Feast of Stephen?” What’s that about?<p>December 26th is St. Stephen’s Day—the Feast of Stephen—long an important celebration in the Christian calendar and now largely …

Yay Socialism! Venezuela Seizes Christmas Toys, Punishes Dissidents With Hunger

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like receiving a toy that the government seized from toy companies trying to turn a profit in an economy wrecked by …

Venezuela

The brutal, ugly eyewitness reality of communism

Alexander SolzhenitsynRasputin, described as “The Holy Devil,” moved to St. Petersburg in 1906 and began to gain access to the family of Tsar …

Buzzfeed Demands: ‘Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Christian?’

<i>Buzzfeed</i> is willfully ignorant about the teachings of biblical Christianity.<p>It’s the question every social-justice warrior wants to ask. “Are you now …

Literal interpretation of Bible 'helps increase church attendance'

Churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation, according to a five-year academic study.<p>“If we are talking solely about what belief system is more likely to lead to numerical growth among …

Debunking 1 of biggest myths about Columbus

Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land …

Gender Theory and 'Non-binary' Madness: Enough is Enough

A professor at the University of Toronto is under fire this week for announcing to his students he would not submit to their demands for “non-binary” …

Non-binary

Ancient city gate and shrine from Hebrew Bible uncovered

An ancient city gate and shrine that King Hezekiah ordered to be destroyed during the eighth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible, are seeing the light of day following an excavation in Israel, archaeologists reported.<p>The so-called gate-shrine is likely evidence of actions taken by King …

How To Make The Bible Support Any Sexual Practice In 3 Easy Steps

In the not-too-distant future, when the transgender wars are over and the stick figure placards for male and female bathrooms have been thrown in the …

Same-sex Marriage

How Trigger Warnings Silence Religious Students

Practices meant to protect marginalized communities can also ostracize those who disagree with them.<p>Last week, the University of Chicago’s dean of students sent a welcome letter to freshmen decrying trigger warnings and safe spaces—ways for students to be warned about and opt out of exposure to …

Religion

NPR’s Climate Propaganda: Arrogance Masquerading as Self-Sacrifice

The idea that people should stop bearing children because of the threat of climate change is preposterous.<p>David Harsanyi has already written a fine …

14 Reasons Why Christianity Is True (Guest Post)

August 5, 2016 by G. Shane Morris<p>My friend, Seraphim Hamilton, has prepared an outstanding list of reasons he believes in Christianity–not just as …

Can Christianity save China?

The growth of Christianity in China has been astonishing. At this point, it's no longer a question of if China will become a Christian nation, but …

How should we interpret the Genesis flood account?

The story of Noah, the ark, and the Flood in Genesis 6-9 is one of the most famous and controversial passages in the entire Bible. The story, …

Theology

99-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Encased in Amber

Finding ancient bugs trapped in amber is a relatively common occurrence, but the recent discovery of two ancient bird wings fossilized in Burmese …