The Vatican and Google are working together to bring to light early-century paintings found in ancient Christian catacombs in northeast Rome, depicting notable biblical events such as Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, and also some paintings that raises questions on whether there were women priests in the early Church.
"This is perhaps the sign of the joining of two extremes, remote antiquity and modernity," Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said at a news conference earlier this week at the Catacombs of Priscilla, Catholic News Service reported.
The restoration work inside the tomb used advanced laser techniques to uncover fourth-century paintings of famous scenes, such as Jesus and Lazarus, and St. Peter and Paul escorting Christians into the afterlife. It also contains one of the oldest known frescoes of the Madonna and the Child, dating back to 230 AD. more >>
They pastor in different parts of the country and have vastly different teaching styles, but according to the iTunes store's latest "Top 10 Podcasts - Religion and Spirituality" chart, Joel Osteen, Mark Driscoll, Timothy Keller and Charles Stanley are some of the most-listened to Christian ministers — both in the U.S. and abroad.Top 10 Podcasts - Religion and Spirituality (U.S.) on iTunes:Joel Osteen Audio Podcast Mars Hill Church: Mark Driscoll Audio Timothy Keller Podcast Daily Radio Program with Charles Stanley Your Move with Andy Stanley Podcast The Village Church (Matt Chandler) The Potter's Touch (T.D. Jakes) Joyce Meyer TV Audio Podcast Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast Bethel Church Sermon of the Week (Bill Johnson)
An obvious stand-out on the list of top 10 religion and spirituality podcasts is Pastor Andy Stanley's "Your Move…" and "Leadership" podcasts both ranking in the lineup.
Also noteworthy is that podcast programs from Mars Hill Church, Joyce Meyer, Mars Hill Bible Church (founded by Rob Bell) and Bethel Church also appear on the "top 10" lists for religion and spirituality on the U.K., Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Norway charts. more >>
Samsung is running a special promotion for those who own or are planning to purchase a Galaxy Note 3.
The special will allow Note 3 owners to redeem their purchase for a $50 Google Play store credit. Customers will be able to use it to buy games, movies, music and apps.
The deal is only available to those who purchase their device on or before January 6. In order to receive the credit Note 3 owners must register their phone number, IMEI and a few other details with Samsung. more >>
Morality in Media is applauding the decision by Google to step up their efforts aimed at blocking links to child sexual abuse material.
"We are thrilled to hear that Google is making an effort to block this disgusting material that exploits children," MIM Executive Director Dawn Hawkins said in a statement. "We urge companies to take the next step and make pornography available only on an opt-in basis to protect children and families from unwanted and degrading material."
In order to facilitate these changes, Google worked in conjunction with various law enforcement agencies. more >>
The sale of a PlayStation 4 Sunday went horribly wrong as two men who arranged the meeting were part of a shooting resulting in a death. At the time, the new console had been available less than 24 hours.
Emmanuel Johnson was fatally shot on Sunday at the 700 block of West Church Street, according to The Orlando Sentinel. The other man involved with the shooting was hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and his name has not been revealed yet.
The two men were supposed to meet outside of Orlando's police headquarters on 4:30 p.m. according to the police report. It was then that one of the individuals changed to location of the meeting to Church Street. It was at this new location that the shooting occurred, but it is unclear who and if these two were the ones shooting. more >>
Whether you want an Apple or an Android Smartphone for the holidays, there are some really awesome deals being offered this Black Friday. These wonderful deals can be used as a Christmas gift or even to treat yourself. Check out these 8 awesome deals below:
1. $30 HTC One at Best Buy