Theology

Will Israel ever accept Messianic Jews?

Indeed, Messianic Jews are largely shunned by mainstream Jewish communities around the world, and are commonly seen as proselytizers.<p>Supreme Court of …

World News

That Time Hebrew Disappeared For 300 Years

All cultures have a tendency to make their building blocks into part of a collective myth, oversimplifying them in textbooks and in the collective …

Jewish Culture

God’s Man, for God’s Work: A Tribute to R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

It is singularly appropriate that R. C. Sproul would go home to be with the Lord in 2017, the year in which we are remembering Martin Luther’s …

A Defense of Catholic Tradition in the Post-Conciliar Era

The West will be saved only when we begin to believe again that the Church is the sole source of divine truth.<p>‘And what rough beast, its hour come …

Conservative View

Hymn of the Week: ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’

This is probably the definitive and most familiar hymn of Advent—although, in my parish, we don’t begin singing it until this week, to coincide with …

Faith

Police called in after baby Jesus, Virgin Mary are stolen from a Bancroft, Ont. nativity scene

BANCROFT, Ont. — Provincial police are investigating after figures of baby Jesus and the Virgin Mary were stolen from outside a church in central …

The Pew Religious Survey No One is Talking About

No doubt to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Pew Research Center released a study on U.S. and European …

Religion

R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)

Presbyterian minister R.C. Sproul, one of the most influential popularizers of Reformed theology spanning the late 20th and early 21st centuries, …

Evangelical Christianity

On Being Scared all the Time

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

James K. Polk

More Americans Disbelieve the Christmas Story

A poll from the Pew Research Center reports that fewer Americans than ever believe the Christmas story is historical. The New York Times reports here …

Religion

What's the Opposite of Jealousy?

<b>BUDDHIST TRADITION SPEAKS</b> of four “divine abodes,” or qualities of an awakened mind to be cultivated and put into practice. Also called the “four …

Psychology

The Collected Best Christian Books of 2017

For the past couple of weeks my RSS feeder has been humming with list after list of the best books of 2017. It seems that just about every avid …

Books

Theologian R.C. Sproul, who influenced evangelical beliefs about the Bible, dies at 78

Christian theologian R.C. Sproul, an influential teacher who took seminary teachings to homes, walking trails, cars and churches, died Dec. 14 at the age of 78.<p>During decades of ministry, Sproul led a resurgence of what is called the Reformed Christian faith, which emphasizes that God has sovereign …

Faith

On Hanukkah and Christmas let's remember how the Bible brings Jews and Christians together

For both Jews and Christians, this season of Hanukkah and Christmas is a time to celebrate and marvel at miracles. And though Hanukkah and Christmas are very different holidays, it is also a time for us to consider the many things our Bible-based faiths have in common.<p>I often surprise people when I …

Opinion

Jesus Christ's Hometown of Nazareth Just Canceled Christmas Because of Trump

Nazareth, a Muslim-majority city in Israel where Christians believe Jesus was raised, has officially canceled its Christmas celebrations this …

Jesus

The Old Testament

The Bible comprise of Old Testament and New Testament. The word, ‘Testament’ comes fro the Latin ‘<i>testamentum’</i>, translating the Greek ‘<i>diatheke</i>’, the …

Religion

Some personal reflections on the ministry of R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

By onDecember 14, 2017 in Christianity<p>The news just broke that theologian R. C. Sproul has passed away. I cannot overstate what his influence has …

Faith

Is Christmas A Pagan Holiday?

<i>Why is Christmas pagan and what is an alternative tradition to Christmas one can do instead? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA,</b> …

Christmas

Is This a Powerful New Apologetic Argument?

<i>I’m a little behind in my posting. Sorry about that—holiday events have gotten in the way.</i><p>I’m always looking for an innovative new argument for …

Religion

Why I Don’t Flow with Richard Rohr

Father Richard Rohr believes in the flow. Sometimes it’s Flow with a capital F, sometimes it’s “the Divine Flow.” Sometimes it’s “the flow who flows …

Evangelical Christianity

Dr. Sproul's Legacy | R.C. Sproul

A Biblical theology of the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. R.C. examines the major events, characters, and themes found in sacred …

Religion

Prophet Jesus Christ, The Son of Mary

Prophet Jesus Christ, the son of Mary (peace be upon him), the last in the series of messengers for the children of Israel was miraculously born …

Religion

A Tribute to My Friend - The Master's Seminary

<i>by Dr. John MacArthur</i><p>The first time I heard R. C. Sproul teach was several decades ago. I can’t recall the exact date, but I do remember his teaching …

Religion

Rare Early Hebrew Bible from Spain to be Offered at Sotheby’s New York

The 14th-century illuminated manuscript is one of only six remaining in private hands.<p>Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s is offering an …

Religion

Hanukkah’s true meaning? Jewish survival - Salon.com

Beginning on the evening of Dec. 12, Jews will celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the best-known and certainly the most visible Jewish holiday.<p>While critics sometimes identify Christmas as promoting the prevalence in America today of what one might refer to as Hanukkah kitsch, …

Culture

A La Carte (The All-R.C. Sproul Edition)

Every day I use this space to post a collection of interesting links in a feature I call “A La Carte.” Today I am going to change it up and link only …

Evangelical Christianity

5 Helpful Tips to Deepen Your Bible Study

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. — 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV The Bible …

Bible

salt sculptures rise after dead sea baptism of everyday objects in salt years

<b>israeli artist, sigalit landau invites viewers to embark on a journey facilitated by the unique feature of one natural resource – salt.</b> drawing …

Dead Sea

Advice to Young Pastors from R. C. Sproul, Tom Schreiner, and Carlos Contreras

This is the sixth installment in a series where TGC publishes brief answers from experienced church leaders to these questions:<p>In addition to …

Evangelical Christianity

‘Rabbi’ John Selden and the Restoration of the Jews to England

“Rabbi” John Selden used to spend many evenings enjoying a glass of sack or a pint of ale (or several) at the Mermaid Tavern located between Friday …

Jewish Culture