CHICAGO — Life begins with a “flash of light” or “fireworks,” scientists at a university in Illinois have announced in releasing a written study and video that captures what occurs at the moment of human conception.

Northwestern University in Chicago recently announced the find in a study outlined in Scientific Reports.

“It was remarkable,” said Teresa Woodruff, director of Northwestern’s Center for Reproductive Science. “We discovered the zinc spark just five years ago in the mouse, and to se..

In an 1847 letter to his father, Scottish author George Macdonald (1824–1905) wrote of the barriers he faced in turning to Christ:

One of my greatest difficulties in consenting to think of religion was that I thought I should have to give up my beautiful thoughts & my love for the things God has made. But I find that the happiness springing from all things not in themselves sinful is much increased by religion. God is the God of the Beautiful, Religion the Love of the Beautiful, & Heaven the Hou..

(Mission Network News) — Crossroad Bible Institute is an international prison ministry dedicated to reaching inmates with the truth of God’s Word and the love of God’s people.

Recently, we had a chance to speak with Communications Director Aaron Mueller about what motivates CBI’s staff and volunteers: “Our passion is to equip and engage the Church, and give them an outlet to do ministry behind bars.

“We try to make it easy [by] allowing them to correct inmates’ Bible studies. They’re able to c..

There are times when your entire world is turned upside down. Times when the pain is unbearable and the future seems unfathomable. When God did not answer your prayer and you wonder if he even heard your cries. Events that change your life forever. The things that make tomorrow an impossible dream. And one of the worst of these is the death of a child. It does not seem to matter if they die in the womb or as adults in an accident. Death strikes at any age. And parents have to bury children.

Our sweet wedding day! 8/14/2010

Let's be honest, nobody gets married with the intent to get divorced. You get married with the mindset that it's “til death due us part.” Then, you are in your marriage and then you find out that you had a certain expectations in marriage that you don't feel like are getting met. Then, you begin to compare your marriage to others, nag your spouse, then he's already stressed out and then he begins to work longer and doesn't open up so you ..

We are rapidly approaching a tipping point in America. The cultural wildfire is burning.

The day is coming, sooner than most think, when we will each have to choose whether to obey God or man, dictatorial bureaucrats or the Constitution, tyrannical judges or our own consciences.

The sooner we grasp this truth the better: simply because a court makes a ruling does not make it right.
Because a law exists is not sufficient reason to obey it.

When Pharaoh ordered all newborn boys to be slaughtered,..

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Most Protestant pastors believe Jesus will return in the future. But few agree about the details of the apocalypse.

A third of America’s Protestant pastors expect Christians to be raptured—or taken up in the sky to meet Jesus—as the end times begin. About half think a false messiah known as the Antichrist will appear sometime in the future.

A surprising number think the Antichrist has already been here or isn’t on his way at all.

Those are among the findings ..

Most atheists feel confident that they have “reason” on their side. As a result, many are surprised when a Christian apologist takes an evidentialist, or reason-based, approach to matters of “faith.” Not long ago, the issue arose in a conversation I was having with a skeptic. I had been laying out the basic philosophical arguments for the existence of a supreme, uncaused being.

Accepting the logic of these arguments, she shifted her challenge, saying: “You want me to use reason to get me to agr..

The film RISEN, that I reviewed in February as a “moving contribution to the canon of biblical movies” will be distributed on digital on May 10 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD May 24 with Bonus Materials that will include deleted scenes and three behind-the-scenes featurettes & commentary.

And today, for the first time, you can watch and listen to the moving responses of actors Joseph Fiennes and Maria Botto as well as the co-producers, Mickey Liddell and Pete Shil..

You stare into the darkness. The ceiling fan whirls above you. Your husband slumbers next to you.

In a few hours, the alarm will sound and the demands of the day will shoot you like a clown out of a cannon into a three-ring circus of meetings, bosses, and baseball practices.

And for the millionth time, you'll make breakfast, schedules, payroll and… But for the life of you, you can't make sense of this thing called life — its beginnings and endings, cradles and cancers, cemeteries and questions.

The meaning of life!
The poor choices of life?
God answers the mess of life with one word: grace!
Do we really understand it?
A prophet of God in a wild time spoke for God and said:[Thus says the LORD God:] “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you!”

(Ezekiel 36:26).
Grace calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off!
We are made new and live by a new power!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, i..