Monthly Archives: January 2018


Videos showing Google Home users asking “Who is Jesus?” went viral last week when the smart speaker couldn’t provide an answer but did have a response for Buddha, Muhammad, and even Satan. On Friday, Google issued a statement explaining why its smart devices would no longer be answering questions about any religious figure. “The reason the Google Assistant didn’t respond

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The Not-So-Nutty Habits of Squirrels

The squirrel family (Sciuridae) is quite extensive, including species such as chipmunks, flying squirrels, and ground squirrels (among them woodchucks and prairie dogs). Squirrels live on almost every continent in the world and come in many sizes and colors. Red and gray squirrels are common in the United States. Some states have black squirrels, and Brevard, North Carolina, is famous

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New Dead Sea Scroll Translation Reveals Anti-Temple Calendar

A group of researchers from Haifa University painstakingly pieced together 60 tiny fragments that made up the last of the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovering that the Essene sect that lived near the Dead Sea during the Second Temple era followed a solar calendar vastly different than the lunar calendar used by the Jews. This deviation indicates a deeper belief that

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‘Biblical Superhero’ is About to Invade the Box Office and Prove How Powerful God Is

As Christian movie house Pure Flix prepares for the Feb. 16 release of “Samson,” a film about the popular biblical figure known for his supernatural strength, CEO Michael Scott is revealing how he believes the film will help teach Christians some valuable life lessons. “So much in our lives today … we’re focused on our things, it may not be

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How the Triune Nature of God Draws Us into Prayer

 I’ve been enjoying Michael Reeves’s book Delighting in the Trinity. The title is an apt description! Reeves shows his readers “how God’s triune being makes all His ways beautiful.” The way he describes God’s love—the kind of love that can only come from a Father, not only for the other Persons of the Trinity but also for us—was actually overwhelming

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