Pakistan city tense after Christians shot

Clashes broke out in the city, home to a large Christian community, after the brothers were gunned down. Pastor Rashid Emmanuel, 32, and Sajid, 24, were accused of writing a pamphlet critical of the Prophet Muhammad; a rights activist said they were framed. Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law carries the death penalty. A police officer who […]

First Century Synagogue

Archaeologists in Israel discovered an ancient synagogue in Galilee where Jesus might have taught his disciples.

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

Church of England takes major step towards women bishops

The Church of England’s ruling body has said that women bishops should be allowed, paving the way for their ordination despite objections from traditionalists. Members of the Church’s national assembly, the General Synod, rejected calls on Monday for further delays in the progress of a draft law following a marathon 12-hour debating session. Local Church […]

Archaeologists Uncover Goliath’s Hometown

An ongoing archaeological excavation in Tel Tzafit continues to unearth the ruins of what was once the city of Gat – described in the Bible as the hometown of Goliath. Professor Aren Maeir, who is directing the dig, spoke to Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew-language news service to discuss the latest finds. Recent finds from the Tel […]

NEPAL: PASTOR BEATEN BY MAOISTS

On June 13, Maoist rebels in Nepal attacked Christians at an evening prayer meeting.The rebels ordered them to stop the meeting and then assaulted the pastor and believers when they refused. Before the attack, the pastor had asked the Maoists to leave and return the next day to talk with him, but the rebels instead […]

More women lured to pornography addiction

Researchers have long known that the Internet has contributed to pornography addiction by making it so easily accessible — no need to go out in a raincoat, pull a hat down over the face, and sneak furtively into the red-light district. But that ease of access also has leveled the playing field between the sexes […]

Cyber Terror: Defusing the Timebomb

Pastor banished from capitol over Jesus prayer

A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus. “I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but […]

NKorean killed for spreading Gospel

Like most North Koreans, Son Jong Nam knew next to nothing about Christianity when he fled to neighboring China in 1998. Eleven years later, he died back in North Korea in prison, reportedly tortured to death for trying to spread the Gospel in his native land, armed with 20 bibles and 10 cassette tapes of […]