4th of July AD 1187: Christendom Lost Jerusalem

Taylor Marshall reminds us of a bit of fateful history: Happy Independence Day! On a less celebratory note, the fourth of July also marks the Battle of Hattin that took place in 1187, between the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Muslim forces under Saladin. On this day King Guy of Lusignan lost Jerusalem to Muslim control.…

Who Wants to Live Forever? Scientist Sees Aging Cured

Reuters has more: If Aubrey de Grey’s predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than 20 years younger. A biomedical gerontologist and chief scientist of a foundation dedicated to longevity research, de Grey…

Vatican Begins Excommunicating Illicit Chinese Bishops

Rome Reports: In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican has condemned the recent illicit ordination of a Chinese bishop without papal approval. Paul Lei Shiyin was ordained a bishop by the Chinese government backed Church on June 29th. The illicit ordination is against the Church’s Canon Law and has resulted in the excommunication of Paul…

As a New Dark Age Descends Upon the West

The Judeo-Christian worldview was perhaps the most important element in the rise of Western civilisation. Other factors can be mentioned, but without the biblical worldview and its impact, the West as we know it would never have arisen. Many scholars and experts have spoken to this. As just one example, American sociologist Rodney Stark has…

Iran Arrests Christians as More Muslims Convert

As CBN reported a few days back: Hundreds of Christians in Iran have been arrested and imprisoned since the beginning of this year. The crackdown has led to 285 believers in 35 cities being arrested in Iran in the past six months, according to Elam Ministries, an organization that serves Christians in that country. Many of…