Easter: Unraveling the Connection to the Pagan Goddess Ēostre
Easter, celebrated by millions of Christians worldwide, is a holiday that symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, the origins of Easter and its traditions can be traced back to pagan practices and the worship of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Ēostre. This article delves into the history of Easter and the pagan goddess Ēostre, exploring their connections and how the holiday has evolved over time.
Franklin Pastor Calls on Evangelicals to Stand Up Against Christian Nationalism
Pastor suggests radical ideology is rooted in racial oppression. A Franklin pastor is speaking out and challenging his fellow ministers to join him in opposition to what he calls a radical ideology being embraced in some evangelical churches.
The disturbing history of the Catholic Church
Yo The Catholic Church is one of the oldest, largest and most influential religions in the world. It has existed since the early days of Christianity and has shaped many aspects of modern culture. But this isn't an article about how great Catholicism is—it's an article about its dark side: the things that happened during its history that are rarely talked about or even known by people who aren't Christians themselves.
History Blitz: Today in History, March 24
Throughout history, many significant events have taken place on March 24th, leaving a lasting impact on our world. In this article, we will discuss five notable historical events that occurred on this day, providing a brief description of each one to pique your interest and encourage further exploration.
Opinion: We Have to End Christian Calls for Violence Against the Transgender Community
One of the many problems in the United States is that people aren’t honest about who is inciting calls for violence in our country. There has been a lot of talk in the media about drag shows. Some states have even gone so far as to pass laws against these shows.
Christian School That Welcomed LGBTQ Students Forced To Close
The school's mission always stressed inclusivity. The administration followed the school's values, which led to the institution's closure. Would you have withdrawn or continued to support this Christian school?
The Buried Biblical Secrets of the Holy Land
Biblical archaeology, which originated as a discipline about 160 years ago, is the study of ancient artifacts to prove the existence of the Bible. William Dever, an American archaeologist and historian, says, “Archeology is almost the only way that we have for reconstructing a real-life context for the world out of which the Bible came, and that does bring understanding.” Today, Biblical archaeology is a thriving field, with new discoveries constantly coming to light that clarify our understanding of the Old and New Testaments.
Opinion: Christianity Is Structurally Similar to Fascism
If we are to be responsible defenders of democracy, we must have conversations about any potential threats to our freedoms. Christianity is a power structure that resembles a benevolent dictatorship with “God” as the ultimate leader. My concern is what happens when a fallible man appoints himself as supreme leader in such a system.
Today in history: "Amazing Grace" author John Newton converts aboard a slave ship during storm
On this day in 1747, John Newton, a sailor on a slave ship, experienced a moment of divine intervention that would change the course of his life forever. During a massive storm at sea, Newton found himself face to face with his own mortality and turned to God for salvation.
Gay Pastor Storms Out of Interview After Being Asked, "Is he your husband or your wife"
A gay pastor, who sat down for an interview with a journalist. The interview began with a simple question: "So you are a homosexual pastor?" To which the pastor replied, "I am a homosexual pastor, yes."
Woman in Cornwall Discovers 'Face of Jesus' in Pizza Box Grease Stain
A woman from Cornwall, England, recently found what she believes to be the face of Jesus in a grease stain on her pizza box. The 33-year-old mother-of-two, Kim Ellis, had been sharing a Domino's meat feast pizza with her partner when she noticed the familiar-looking stain on the box.
The Significance of the Noble Temple of Jerusalem
Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-sharif and Mount Moriah, is located in the old city of Jerusalem. Holding a vast historical background, this temple is considered the most important site of worship for Muslims, Christians, and Jews. It is believed by these religions that some of the most important religious events took place here. To this day, Temple Mount is under very high political tension due to the skirmishes between Jews and Muslims.
Balian of Ibelin — The Man Who Defended Jerusalem Against Saladin
Balian, the third son of the first Baron of Ibelin and Helvis of Ramla, was born in 1150 in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His father died the same year Balian was born and his mother remarried soon after that. After the death of his father, Hugh, the oldest brother of Balian inherited the lordship of Ibelin and raised Balian. The lordship of Ramla was passed to Baldwin, who was the oldest child of Helvis of Ramla after she died. After Hugh died heirless in 1171, the title of Ibelin was succeeded by Baldwin while Balian remained landless.
Ohio Ministry Confronts Growing Homeless problem
How long have you been running this ministry and what prompted you to create it?. My husband and I started Clothed In Righteousness 9 years ago out of love for the homeless community. Our vision was small and simple 9 years ago. All we wanted to do was serve our homeless by passing out socks and underwear quarterly and on Christmas Eve in Canton.
Opinion: Don’t Let Authoritarians Cancel Education by Calling it “Woke”
Authoritarians love uneducated people. Uneducated people are easy to control. Unfortunately, authoritarians have a whole lot of money. You don’t have to look very hard in the United States of America to see attacks on any form of intellectualism. People say things like, “I know a lot of people with college degrees who make terrible decisions.” Or they say, “Don’t confuse having an education with being intelligent.”
Christianity's Views About Cremation
Guidance from the Bible on the religious but obscure practice of cremation. Cremation is the final procedure of disposing of a dead body after funeral rites have been dealt with. It is a common practice in Christianity that serves as an alternative to burial. Cremation has been mentioned in the Bible and is an old but disputed practice in the Christian world.
Opinion: I Would Rather My Children be Taught CRT than Christianity
Last night I watched the 1998 film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchet with my wife and kids. It’s an interesting historical film that led to some discussions about Henry VII and Shakespeare. As a teacher, I think it’s always essential to provide young people with appropriate context and factual information.
Opinion: The ACLU Defends After School Satan Club in Pennsylvania School District
The controversial club was canceled by school authorities after a major backlash from parents and the community. First came the flyer announcing the new after-school club. It read, “Hey, kids! Let’s have fun at After School Satan Club!” Then, the Saucon Valley School District in Hellertown, Pennsylvania decided to allow the Satan Club to use their middle school for club meetings for students ages 5–12. Finally, the controversy erupted.