On Tuesday people across the United States will be observing Constitution Day. The important and influential document will be turning 226 years old this year.
The date, Sept. 17, is the anniversary of when 38 of the 41 delegates present at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention signed the document, thus framing it.
Established in 2004 as an amendment to an omnibus spending bill, Constitution Day was created with the primary purpose of educating people about the document. more >>
While some have speculated about the possibility that the ongoing Syrian civil war may be connected to the End Times, many theologians are skeptical.
Dr. Floyd Elmore, professor of theology at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C., told The Christian Post that no one could have absolute certainty on a connection. "Since the Lord said 'no man knows the day or the hour when He comes,' I don't really think that anyone can say with absolute certainty that these specific events are going to lead to the End Times Catastrophes," said Elmore.
Elmore also talked about how events like Syria could be used as "stage props" when showcasing a possible end of days. "'Stage props' that would make a very good End Times scenario, but since we're supposed to be expecting the Lord to come at any time, I think there have been very good stage props in every generation," he noted. more >>
As the world continues to read and debate the merits of a controversial biogrpaphy of Jesus Christ, one professor from a Vermont academic institute will be offering his own scholarly work.
Scheduled to be released in December, Jesus: The Human Face of God, by Middlebury College Professor Jay Parini, will be the first installment of a series of biographies known as the "ICONS Series." In an interview with The Christian Post, Parini explained that he had many reasons for his interest in writing the work, including his longstanding interest in Jesus Christ.
"Mainly, I've been thinking about Jesus for over fifty years – my father was a Baptist minister, and I grew up in an evangelical community," said Parini. more >>
Archaeologists have restored parts of a giant 11th century hospital from the time of the Crusaders that held 2,000 beds and was ran by the St. John of the Hospital order in Jerusalem.
"This was where the members of the St. John of the Hospital order lived. This is where it started. This was the first place where they used an ambulatory service to bring in sick and wounded people to the hospital. They had riders on camels and horses," said Amit Re'em, excavation co-director for the Israel Antiquities Authority, according to Catholic News Service.
Do you want to know what really happened to dinosaurs? Well, president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. and the Creation Museum, Ken Ham, says they were in Noah's Ark.
Although he doesn't reveal exactly what happened to them after that, Ham announced in a new radio ad posted to YouTube on Monday that God created dinosaurs and he told Noah to take pairs of them into the ark before the biblical flood.
"Evolution has used dinosaurs more than almost anything else to indoctrinate children into millions of years of evolutionary ideas. Evolution has claimed dinosaurs evolved over 200 million years ago. That no humans ever lived with them…that some mysterious event led to the extinction of dinosaurs," says Ham in the one-minute ad titled "What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?" more >>
An archaeologist overseeing a dig at Balatlar Church in Turkey's Sinop Province claims her team has discovered a 1,350-year-old stone chest containing "a piece of a cross" and which she believes possibly came from the one on which Jesus was crucified as recorded in the Gospels.
"We have found a holy thing in a chest. It is a piece of a cross, and we think it was [part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified]," Gulgun Koroglu, head of the years-long excavation at the site, told reporters. "This stone chest is very important to us. It has a history and is the most important artifact we have unearthed so far."