Free Kindle Book on Influential Christians of History, House of David Inscription Found, Saudi Arabia to Give Death Penalty for Bible Distribution? Taliban School Attack Kills Nearly 150, Arizona Teacher Mocks Jesus, Exodus: Gods and Kings Getting More Negative Reviews in Christendom than Noah? Most Americans Ok with "Enhanced Interrogation," Sydney Cafe Terror and Two Heroes, Romania's Revolution in 1989

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House of David inscription, part of the “Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
“the earliest extra-biblical reference to the House of David.”

Taliban storm school in Pakistan in revenge attack

The sad truth: more than 1,000 schools attacked by the Taliban in Pakistan in the past five yearsArizona Biology Teacher Mocks Jesus, Creationism, in Lecture Slide

Imagine the outcry if he mocked Mohammed or Islam. This is the modern, dysfunctional, hypocritical definition of tolerance.

O Ye of Little Faith


By: Ruth Anderson|Published: December 15, 2014 8:04 PM
Strangely, Exodus: Gods and Kings tries to tell a faith-filled story while minimizing the role of faith.

Most OK with what some called “Enhanced Interrogation” and others called Torture

Breakpoint on Torture/Enhanced Interrogation
includes link to Senate report so you can read it for yourself (instead of having highly paid rabble-rousers from either party tell you what to think)

Cafe Manager And Young Barrister Killed In Sydney Hostage Drama
Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson identified as the two hostages killed in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Reportedly, both died as heroes.  

AP photo as shown in article

Dec 16, 1:53 PM (ET)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Twenty-five years ago the people rose up against Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and set the country on a path to democracy. One of the near victims of the revolt that toppled Ceausescu and communism in Romania was AP correspondent John Daniszewski — now a senior managing editor at the news agency — who, on Dec. 23, 1989, was shot three times while covering the momentous events in the western city of Timisoara. On this anniversary, the AP is making again available Daniszewski's first-hand account filed from his hospital bed in Belgrade, Serbia, that describes the hellish situation in Romania and his brush with death. It was first published on Dec. 26, 1989.

Revolution by Candlelight

For my birthday, in 1994, my wife gave me this book. I read it and have notations handwritten in the front and throughout.

(the real cover is shown in the link)

The recent dramatic changes in Eastern Europe were the result of actions by many unknown individuals from varying backgrounds. As producer and writer for CNN, Bultman covered the events in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and East Germany and met those whose stories he tells here. Many are members of the clergy; others are laity who demonstrated in or near churches. Their stories are told in brief vignettes, switching abruptly from one country to the next, from one city to the next, and from one person to the next. Events in any one place are fragmented and difficult to follow. This narrative technique actually obscures the role of the individual's religious faith in changing history. The disjointed result adds nothing to the burgeoning literature on this period. Not recommended.
- Marcia L. Sprules, Council on Foreign Relations Lib., New York

Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

“During the 1970’s, the Romanian authorities turned a massive shipment of Bibles legally imported from the West and earmarked for Hungarian churches in Transylvania into toilet paper. In fact, legible verses were still visible on some fragments of the toilet paper.” (Bud Bultman, Revolution by Candlelight, 102)

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