Archive for the ‘K’ Category
John Wayne Gacy. Timothy McVeigh. Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. They had a number of common traits. All of them were men. All of them were murderers. All of them were found guilty. All of them have names that will live in infamy.
But they share something else in common. Continue reading
Suleiman the Magnificent was the longest-ruling leader in the Ottoman Empire. The mighty sultan led successful military conquests on multiple continents and the legal system he set in place transformed the lives of millions for several centuries. But like all men, both great and small, he eventually died.
But through an elaborate hoax, his dead body was kept on the throne! Continue reading
Everybody’s been told that Santa is making a list, that he is checking it twice, and that he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. But if the truth be told, no one really cares.
That’s because recent studies show that being on the “naughty list” doesn’t actually lower the number of presents kids get, after all. Continue reading
During the 2011 Christmas season, Patrick Greene, a confessed atheist, drove five hours from his home in San Antonia, TX to protest a nativity scene that was erected on the courthouse square in Henderson County.
Little did he know that the Christians he’d confront would impact his life so deeply. Continue reading
It was a normal game of kickball, by a normal group of kids, on a normal 4th of July. Even when the ball struck 9-year-old Jacob Holdaway in the head during the course of play, most labeled it a fairly normal occurrence for that particular game.
But what happened next was anything but normal. Continue reading
Dr. Martha Myers touched the lives of thousands of people as a medical missionary in the country of Yemen. The native of Alabama worked long hours at the Jibla Baptist Hospital throughout the week, and then delivered treatment and medical supplies on weekends.
And even though she was shot and killed in 2002, she’s still impacting Yemenis because of a decision she made years earlier. Continue reading
Plagues were fairly common in ancient times, and the microscopic germs that caused them could do more damage than an advancing army. In 260 AD, an outbreak of disease struck the Roman Empire with such severity that thousands were dying in the capital city each day!
The suffering was enormous and would reveal stark differences between Christians and non-believers. Continue reading
Summer brings with it wonderful things: lazy days, lemonade, and leisure time with family. Of course, summer brings heat, bugs, and visits from Aunt Gertrude, too. But summer also brings the inevitable Vacation Bible School.
And if your VBS looks like this, you know you’re in trouble. Continue reading