Don’t Miss List: Olympics, Sudan, Russia and Incredible Iceland video

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HRW Talks about the Olympics Refugee Team

The Rio Olympics are just days away and I just found out there is a team of refugees competing together. Their presence will highlight the massive and ongoing world refugee crisis. Human Rights Watch has a dispatch.

Michelle Lesley Tackles the Question: What is Contemplative Prayer?

She also tackles the follow up: is it biblical? The short answer is no, but check out her response here.

Infographic to help explain the Sudan/South Sudan history and conflict

Faith & Forced Migration has an explainer on Sudan and South Sudan, their history and some information on the recurring conflicts. Continue reading

Is There Evidence That Christianity is True? (Video)

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 2.38.13 PMWhile we can’t go back in time and be eyewitnesses to the historical events, whether they be the creation of the world, the exodus from Egypt, or the resurrection of Christ, I do not believe that the Christian faith is a 100% blind faith. There is logic, rationality, historical evidence and more that supports our faith in Jesus Christ.  Continue reading

Tithing Myths and Disturbing Video

What is it about tithing that still has so many churches confused? The tithe was an Old Testament act that was a part of the nation of Israel (a theocracy). It is not a requirement for Christians today. Should we give money to our churches? Of course. But are we commanded to give one-tenth (a tithe). Absolutely not. If you need convincing of that this site might be useful, or you can listen to the second part of this podcast from Fighting for the Faith.

Christians are told to give cheerfully, out of love and as we purpose in our hearts.

1 Corinthians 16:2: “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income.” Continue reading

Don’t Miss List: Scripture, Archaeology, Books and TV

This week’s Don’t Miss List is absolutely brimming with content, so let’s get started.

Biblical Context for the Top Ten Biblical Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

If you ever daydreamed about being an archaeologist someday like I once did (blame Indiana Jones) then this should interest you. Bible Gateway builds on a recent Christianity Today story about archaeological finds from last year, and how they fit into the history presented in scripture. Continue reading