Over 1,300 motorcyclists descended upon the Billy Graham Library to donate thousands of presents for children overseas come Christmas.
Known as the eighth annual "Bikers With Boxes," the motorcade of philanthropy came to North Carolina on Saturday loaded with wrapped shoeboxes containing donations for Operation Christmas Child.
"We are amazed each year to see how God grows this event. The weather on Saturday was perfect, and guests were blessed to hear from a former shoebox recipient, award-winning musician Dennis Agajanian, and Franklin Graham," said Sonya Johnson, promotions manager with the Billy Graham Library, to The Christian Post. more >>
Pope Francis says the Bible is "a highly dangerous book" due to the fact that so many people in the world are arrested or murdered for owning one.
In a prologue that is part of a youth Bible slated for publication this week, the pontiff wrote about the dangers of having a Bible, according to the Catholic publication Aleteia.
"There are more persecuted Christians in the world today than in the early days of the Church. And why are they persecuted? They are persecuted because they wear a cross and bear witness to Jesus. They are convicted because they own a Bible," wrote Francis. more >>
In our pluralistic diversity-laden society, there is a good chance that even you have at least one vegetarian in your family.
One study from the Vegetarian Times (yes they do exist), estimated that as many as 22.8 million Americans are either vegetarian, vegan, or "inclined" toward a vegetarian diet.
For some households, this can be a bit tense, with awkward points about what someone or their child should or shouldn't eat. more >>
An American scholar has found the earliest known draft of the 1611 authorized version of the Bible, commonly called the King James Version.
Jeffrey Alan Miller, an assistant professor of English at Montclair State University in New Jersey, recently uncovered the document while researching an essay.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Miller explained that he discovered the work among the collected papers of Samuel Ward, a translator who worked on the KJV, which were held at the University of Cambridge. more >>
Did you know that in 1647, early American settlers passed the "Old Satan Deluder Act" to encourage children's education so they could learn to read the Bible?
According to Christian educator Tim Hoy, "One of the earliest education laws in our country was passed by the early settlers in 1647, called the 'Old Satan Deluder Act.' The settlers came to America to escape religious and political persecution in Europe. They believed that the persecutions (acts carried out under Satan's delusion) were allowed to take place because of the populace's illiteracy in general and biblical illiteracy in particular. To combat a possible repeat of history in the new land, the settlers mandated that communities with at least 50 families must sponsor a teacher; they must establish a grammar school when the population reached 100 families. The purpose of the school was to teach the children to read, particularly to read and understand the Bible."
Not only so, but, "The 1690 Connecticut Illiteracy Law was passed with the same motive in mind: in order to equip the citizenry for 'reading the Holy Word of God and the good laws of this (State).'" more >>
Beloved missionary Roberta Edwards, 55, who was gunned down in a brazen attack in Haiti on Saturday, told elders at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee, who supported her work there that she had grown "tired" and "scared" just two months ago but never said what was driving her fear.
Edwards was administrator and "mom" at SonLight Children's Home in Port au Prince, where dozens of children received foster care over the years. She also directed a nutrition center that feeds 160 children two meals a day, five days a week, in addition to providing funds for these children to attend school.
Harold Pirtle, a church elder who traveled from Tennessee to comfort the children at the now motherless home in the Croix-des-Bouquets suburb of Port-au-Prince, told The Associated Press that Edwards said she was tired and scared but she never mentioned any specific threats. more >>