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Filipino City Law Requires Bible Verse on Taxis; Officials Credit Scripture for Low Crime Rate, Peace

Taxi drivers working in the small Filipino tourist island city of Tagbilaran are required by law to have a biblical scripture painted on the back of their three-wheeled motorcycle cabs and any driver that is caught without a scripture is liable to be fined or have their license revoked.

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25? (It wasn’t always.)

Christmas is on Dec. 25, but it wasn’t always. Dec. 25 is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus’s birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year  when Mary was said to have given birth to him in Bethlehem. The earliest Christians did not […]

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25? (It wasn’t always.)

Christmas is on Dec. 25, but it wasn’t always. Dec. 25 is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus’s birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year  when Mary was said to have given birth to him in Bethlehem. The earliest Christians did not […]

The Christmas Version of “Hallelujah” is A Travesty

Hey, here’s an idea! Let’s take a great and beloved Leonard Cohen song about sex, sex, the Bible, doubt, and ambiguity… Read More

Newsweek: The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s A Sin

They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals. They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school. They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats. They gather in football stadiums by the thousands to pray [...]

Do More People Read the Bible During the Christmas Season?

Christmas is a time often associated with trees, Santa Claus, mangers, family gatherings, television specials, and the opening of presents.

Dallas Pastor Urges Black Megachurches to Fight Sprawling Planned Parenthood Complex With 8 Foot Concrete Wall

Stephen Broden, pro-life activist and pastor of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas is urging black megachurches to join him in protesting a sprawling 17,000 square-foot Planned Parenthood abortion center with an 8-foot concrete wall he believes was intentionally placed in their predominantly black neighborhood.

Popular Keyword Searches on Bible Gateway: Love, Faith, Marriage, and Children

Online scripture resource Bible Gateway says the website's most popular keyword searches include the terms "Love," "Faith," and "Peace."

Archaeological find from Israel supports stories of kings David and Solomon

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The ancient kings David and Solomon are two of the better-known figures of the Bible. Yet some scholars have disputed their existence, or at least their roles as kings, citing a dearth of evidence that there were functioning governments or states in the 10th century B.C., when the two men are said to have lived.Read full article >>

Anonymous Good Samaritan Returns Lost Wallet, $305 Cash With Bible Verses

A South Carolina man who lost his wallet with over $300 in cash inside thought his money was gone when he received a package with the wallet and a list of three Bible verses inside.

-Saudi Arabia: New Law Brings Death Sentence for Bible Smugglers?

           King of Saudi Arabia Apparently the Saudi government has passed a new law that prescribes a death sentences for those ‘smuggling’ in Bibles or other non-Muslim or even non-Sunni religious literature into the Muslim kingdom. For a long time it has been illegal to bring Bibles into Saudi Arabia. Usually customs agents have made […]

YouVersion Bible App Reveals Most Popular Verses of 2014; 'Do Not Conform to This World' Tops the List

Bible app YouVersion released its list of the top 10 most bookmarked, highlighted and shared scriptures and topping the list for 2014 is Romans 12:2, a verse urging Christians to be non-conformists.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School (Part 8) -- Why the Jews Didn't Accept Jesus as the Messiah

One of the most vexed questions for my students over the years was why the Jews never accepted Jesus as the Messiah or as God. So I sat down and wrote out the following explanation that tried to shed some light on this question for them. In...Show More Summary

Whisky Auction featuring closed distilleries on 6 February 2015 at Bonhams Hong Kong

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Earlier this year, Jim Murray?s Whisky Bible 2015 named a Japanese whisky as the world?s best for the first time. Murray praised the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, which retails at £100, for its ?light, teasing spice.? Murray?s...Show More Summary

Duck Dynasty Star Isn't Quite Sure If You Choose To Be Gay, But He's Trying to Figure it Out: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson is studying the Bible in a quest to figure out if being gay is a choice

Poll: Most Non-Believers Decry CIA Torture, While the Religious Are O.K. With It

Earlier this week, Rachel posted about Bryan Fischer's views on torture. Fischer says that when the CIA tortured terrorism suspects, that was OK, because they did so righteously, just like the murderers in the Bible did their work to...Show More Summary

What Ellen Got For Christmas: More Bible Verses and the Invitation to Repent of Her Sins

Every year, "Ellen" (not that Ellen) receives a Christmas card like this from her grandparents.Via Imgur:

Archeologists discover entryway to King Herod's palace

Just in time for the holidays! Israeli archeologists have excavated a grand, arched entryway that led to Herod the Great's Jerusalem palace, NBC News reports. King Herod, who appears in the Bible's story of Jesus' birth, apparently did...Show More Summary

Spectator competition: Mr Micawber’s Christmas round robin (plus: sell the Bible to modern audiences)

This year’s festive comp asked for Christmas round robins as they might have been written by a well-known fictional character. It was all there: the boasts, bad jokes, inappropriate intimacies… Continue reading The post Spectator competition: Mr Micawber’s Christmas round robin (plus: sell the Bible to modern audiences) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Bails, balls and books: from Wisden collector to Wisden bookseller

The Wisden Shop in Holmfirth sells… well…Wisdens – the bible of the cricket world since 1864. Chris Ridler is the man behind this specialist bookselling venture and I’ll let him tell his story. It’s a tale that goes way beyond books. “The main oddity may be that I am really just a collector that ended […]

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