For 75 years, InterVarsity has had a student chapter at Wayne State. In 2017, the university’s administration revoked their status, claiming the chapter’s constitution violated the school’s nondiscrimination policy because it requires their leaders to be Christians.
Only in Jerusalem would a burst sewage pipe lead to a major biblical and historical discovery. In 2004, construction workers accompanied by archaeologists – a common practice in the Old City – were sent in to repair the pipe. This group stumbled upon a set of stairs leading to Shiloah, also known as the Siloam Pool where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9:1-11).
In a 7-2 decision, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of 40-foot memorial cross in Bladensburg, Maryland. Known as the Bladensburg Peace Cross, this monument was erected in 1925 to honor 49 local men who died in WWI. Funds for this tribute were raised by the families, local businesses and the American Legion.
During several weeks of demonstrations in Hong Kong, Christians could be heard singing “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” by Linda Stassen-Benjamin while protesting and marching in the streets. “Sing Hallelujah” became the unofficial anthem for those fighting an extradition bill that would send criminal suspects to communist China for prosecution.
In yet another disturbing example of the ongoing violence inherent with Islam, the government of Saudi Arabia recently held a mass execution in which 37 people were beheaded and one person was crucified! The Saudi government even went so far as to pin the body and severed head of one individual to a post as a public warning to others.
Sadly, it has become apparent that the U.S. elections held in 2018 have resulted in several aggressively anti-Israeli individuals being elected to Congress. In particular, there are three women in Congress that defenders of Israel must keep a close watch on as their words reveal their deep-seated hatred toward Israel.
Some exceedingly disturbing reports are coming out of Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, where Christians are experiencing what is being described as “pure genocide.” Church leaders say that 6,000 people – mostly women and children, – have been murdered by Fulani radicals since January!
During a recent announcement in which Russian state television revealed that Russia is developing a new hypersonic missile, several U.S. cities and military facilities were identified as targets. It was stated that the new “Tsirkon” hypersonic missiles would be placed on Russian submarines and could reach these targets inside the U.S. in less than five minutes!