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  • Delikkemer: Hydrating Democracy at Patara

    By: Noah Wiener The inverted siphon at Delikkemer, near the ancient city of Patara. When most of us think about the ancient world, we picture antiquity’s grandest monuments, enterprising monarchs and deadliest conflicts. But before the iconic wonders of the ancient … Continue reading

  • The devil made me do it!

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope We are so often quick to say, “the devil made me do it?”  But did he really?  Should we attribute our sin to his tempting and what about our afflictions or trials?  Do those come … Continue reading

  • The search for meaning, and what it means

    by Daniel Davidson Science, Alister McGrath says, is all about looking for answers. Within its own sphere, it’s pretty good at what it does. But there comes a point where science can’t provide the answers. Science can be used by a … Continue reading

  • Why It Was a ‘Good’ Friday

    by Henry Morris III, D.Min. * “As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council.” (Luke 22:66) The origin of “Good Friday” ceremonies are somewhat … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Strong meat

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Saturday, April 19, 2014 ‘But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.’Hebrews … Continue reading

  • Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope All too often we rush through life and don’t stop to remember and reflect on really important things.  Easter is only three days away and, as Christians, it is a day of great celebration—the … Continue reading

  • The Last Days of Jesus: A Final “Messianic” Meal

    By: James Tabor This article was originally published on Dr. James Tabor’s popular Taborblog, a site that discusses and reports on “‘All things biblical’ from the Hebrew Bible to Early Christianity in the Roman World and Beyond.” Bible History Daily republished … Continue reading

  • Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution?

    by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner In his debate with Ken Ham, (the ‘science guy’) Bill Nye dogmatically claimed, and asked Ham, to cite any out of order fossils in the geologic record, because if there were any, it would be problematic for the evolutionary … Continue reading

  • The Mole

    by Paula Weston and Carl Wieland For fans of Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows, mention of a mole conjures up images of a quaint bespectacled creature renowned for his loyalty to his friends. However, to most residents of Europe, Britain and … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Exposition of the doctrines of grace (2. Introduction to evening session)

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Friday, April 18, 2014  Suggested Reading: Ezekiel 37:1–14 There are some who say, ‘To what purpose after all, is your inviting any to come, when the Spirit of God alone constrains them to … Continue reading

  • Uncovered in Jerusalem, 9 tiny unopened Dead Sea Scrolls

    They’re not much larger than lentils, but size doesn’t minimize the potential significance of nine newfound Dead Sea Scrolls that have lain unopened for the better part of six decades. An Israeli scholar turned up the previously unexamined parchments, which … Continue reading

  • Do We Have Guardian Angels?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope In recent years angels have become a very popular subject.  TV shows, movies and books have told about the works of God’s angels — all too often wrongly, and quite often with very little mention … Continue reading

  • It Wasn’t the Nails

    This short, powerful and moving video will remind you of what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you on the cross. Watch this Two Minute Teaching and remember the grace you have been given and commit to living your life … Continue reading

  • Activist challenges judges to redefine chimpanzees’ legal status

    by Warren Nunn If Steven Wise has his way, chimps will have quasi-human rights. Lawsuits on behalf of captive chimpanzees in America could be a turning point in how the judiciary adjudicates on animal rights. A group known as the Nonhuman … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The great liberator

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons ‘If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.’John 8:36 Suggested Further Reading:Romans 8:12–17 If you are free, then remember that you have changed your lodging-place, for the slave and … Continue reading

  • Fossil Plant Chromosomes Look Modern

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. * As mere fragments, most fossils reveal only small hints of ancient life forms, like a single segment from a crinoid stem, or a lone hadrosaur tooth. But a fossilized fern’s stem recently discovered in Sweden … Continue reading

  • Was Jesus forsaken by His Father? What does that mean?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope Before we address why Jesus would have cried out with this question, and a possible different reason that He might have said them, I want to address a common misinterpretation of what the word … Continue reading

  • Ai and Old Testament Chronology: Who Cares?

    On February 8, 2014, a symposium was held at Houston Baptist University in conjunction with the new archaeological exhibit, ” Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site.” In this video, Dr. Eugene Merrill presents, “Ai and Old Testament Chronology: Who … Continue reading

  • Teenage mutant ninja people

    by Gordon Howard Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima; Why are these names associated with fear and foreboding? Because we know the potential dangers, albeit often overstated, of radioactive materials leaking from damaged nuclear power plants. We have read about the disastrous … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons ‘Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.’ Mark 16:9 Suggested Further Reading: John 20:11–18 He said, … Continue reading