Though President Donald Trump drew shock and outrage over his instructions to the U.S. military to equate rock throwing with gunfire at the border, essentially giving troops the green light to shoot migrants if they toss stones, one of the commander in chief’s major supporters defended the policy with a story from the Bible. In a Thursday evening panel discussion with CNN’s Chris Cuomo and former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum, Women for Trump co-founder Amy Kremer cited the tale of David and Goliath to support the president’s controversial remarks. “The president said that trying to discourage,” she said. “Remember the story of David and Goliath? It was a stone.” Cuomo, however, contended that Trump’s real intention was “to put hate in people’s hearts” and “remind people these people are not worth the same decency we would give to people in Iraq and Afghanistan.” But Kremer’s … [Read more...] about Women for Trump Founder Justifies Rocks as Rifles Policy With Bible Story: Remember David and Goliath?
opinion Neal Rubin The Detroit News Published 9:02 PM EDT Oct 30, 2018 If you want to make yourself shudder this Halloween season, just check out a movie theater. Or a Bible. "The Bible," professor and author Brandon Grafius will tell you, "is a violent place." And theaters? With the latest version of "Halloween" atop the box office for a second weekend, gore is easier to find than Goobers. Where Grafius comes into the discussion on this cloudy All Hallows' Eve is connecting slasher movies with scripture — particularly the first-generation slash-fests from the 1980s, and passages from the Hebrew Bible that begat the Old Testament. There are subtle differences. In scary movies, the focus is mostly sex and violence. With the Bible, it's mostly sects and violence. But Grafius, who teaches Biblical studies at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, makes a compelling case that one particularly nasty tale is a chapter-and-verse fright night — and that like many … [Read more...] about Detroit prof finds links between Bible and slasher movies
Charis Bible College will host this grand opening ceremony for The Auditorium, a new events facility with seating for 3,200 guests at Charis Bible College Campus. This is the second phase of their construction. This facility has the most seating capacity of its kind in Teller County and is among the top three similar venues in the Pikes Peak region. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with local, county, state and U.S. leaders. In addition, take a tour of the new facility. Charis Bible College equips its students for the work of the ministry, training them to go out and share the Gospel with the rest of the world. … [Read more...] about Charis Bible College community open house
Ashraf Khalil Associated Press Published 7:17 AM EDT Oct 23, 2018 Washington – When Washington’s $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls. Now the museum has been forced to admit a painful truth: Technical analysis by a team of German scholars has revealed that at least five of the museum’s 16 scroll fragments are apparent forgeries. The announcement has serious implications not only for the Bible Museum but for other evangelical Christian individuals and institutions who paid top dollar for what now seems to be a massive case of archaeological fraud. Jeffrey Kloha, chief curator for the Museum of the Bible, said in a statement that the revelation is “an opportunity to educate the public on the importance of verifying the authenticity of rare biblical artifacts, the elaborate … [Read more...] about Bible Museum admits some Dead Sea Scrolls are fake
Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press Updated 5:30 pm PDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, security workers stand inside a large open stairwell area at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. Less than a year after it opened, Washington’s Museum of the Bible is admitting that at least part of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls are fakes. The embarrassing announcement on Oct. 22, 2018, is the culmination of a technical analysis by a team of German scholars. less FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, security workers stand inside a large open stairwell area at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. Less than a year after it opened, Washington’s Museum of the Bible ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image … [Read more...] about Bible Museum admits some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake