Jerusalem Dig Reveals Possible Second Temple Period Priestly Mansion

Jerusalem Dig Reveals Possible Second Temple Period Priestly Mansion

JERUSALEM — In excavating sites in a long-inhabited urban area like Jerusalem, archaeologists are accustomed to noting complexity in their finds – how various occupying civilizations layer over one another during the site’s continuous use over millennia. But when an area has also been abandoned for intermittent periods, paradoxically there may be even richer finds […]

Obama Calls for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Obama Calls for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Barack Obama has called for the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, reports state. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) outlines that a senior Obama administration official confirmed to reporters that Obama referenced the pastor while speaking on the phone with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Friday. The ACLJ has been […]

Scottish Police Arrest Preacher Again for Proclaiming Gospel in Street

Scottish Police Arrest Preacher Again for Proclaiming Gospel in Street

PERTH — Police in Scotland have again arrested and jailed an open-air preacher for proclaiming the Gospel in the street. As previously reported, Josh Williamson of Perth states that he was preaching from Scripture about man’s enslavement to sin last Wednesday when he was taken into custody, interrogated and later released with the warning to stop […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Writes Letter to Daughter for Second Birthday Without Him

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Writes Letter to Daughter for Second Birthday Without Him

An American pastor that has been imprisoned in Iran exactly one year from today recently sent a letter to his daughter for her birthday–her second without her father. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to Idaho with his wife and two children, was arrested last year for allegedly threatening […]

Global Prayer Gatherings Set to Mark One Year American Pastor Has Been Imprisoned in Iran

Global Prayer Gatherings Set to Mark One Year American Pastor Has Been Imprisoned in Iran

Thousands are expected to attend prayer gatherings this Thursday for an American pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran for one year. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to Idaho with his wife and two children, was arrested last year for allegedly threatening the national security of Iran by […]

UK Christian Bed and Breakfast Owners Selling Business After Homosexuals Sue for Denying Room

UK Christian Bed and Breakfast Owners Selling Business After Homosexuals Sue for Denying Room

CORNWALL — The Christian owners of a bed and breakfast in Cornwall, England are selling their business, which also served as their home, after legal costs and harassment from opponents drove them to close their doors. Peter and Hazelmary Bull have placed the Chymorvah Hotel on the market as they state that circumstances have devastated […]

Pope Francis: Catholics Should Not Be ‘Obsessed’ With Speaking Against Homosexuality, Abortion

Pope Francis: Catholics Should Not Be ‘Obsessed’ With Speaking Against Homosexuality, Abortion

ROME — In an article published on Thursday by the Italian magazine La Civilta Cattolica, Pope Francis explained that he believes the Roman Catholic Church needs to find a “new balance” in reaching unbelievers, rather than focusing predominantly on the issues of homosexuality and abortion. During the lengthy piece, which covered a variety of topics, from […]

German Officials Return Homeschooled Children to Family on Condition They Attend Public School

German Officials Return Homeschooled Children to Family on Condition They Attend Public School

DARMSTADT, Germany — The four homeschooled children of a couple in Germany have been returned to their parents upon the condition that they attend public school as per German law. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich last month and forcefully removed all […]

Scottish Teachers Removed From Classroom for Distributing Christian Books to Students

Scottish Teachers Removed From Classroom for Distributing Christian Books to Students

EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland – Two Christians have been removed from teaching positions at a Scottish school after officials discovered they were allowing students to read books about Biblical creation. Alexandra MacKenzie and Elizabeth Mockus were both instructors at Kirktonholme Primary School in southern Scotland. According to media reports, the two instructors are affiliated with a […]

Scottish Street Preacher Arrested For ‘Breach of the Peace’ Over ‘Illegal’ Gospel Message

Scottish Street Preacher Arrested For ‘Breach of the Peace’ Over ‘Illegal’ Gospel Message

PERTH — A street preacher in Scotland was arrested this week for ‘breach of the peace’ and advised that the content of his sermon was illegal after an anonymous bystander complained to police about his activities. Josh Williamson of Perth states that he was preaching from Scripture about man’s enslavement to sin when he was […]