There has been a radical change in America over the past few years and perhaps the Devaney cross in many ways symbolizes this transformation.
When 19-year-old Anthony Devaney died after being hit by a car while crossing a street in Lake Elsinore, California in May 2012, his grieving mother AnnMarie Devaney wanted to mark the spot by putting up a cross. She and her family erected the cross near where Anthony died in December of the same year.
But according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise (RPE), when the Washington D.C.-based, American Humanist Association found out about the cross, they immediately sent the family a demand letter ordering the cross removed because it was on government property — a city right-of-way. (more…)
March 6, 1955 is a day in Canadian history that most of us never heard of. In the heart of the cold war, the mighty Soviet Union aimed at world domination in all things, including sports. They invented “amateur” status for hockey players who were paid as military personnel, often as senior officers.
These players were trained, fed and groomed in every way to own amateur hockey, thus proving that the Communist system was superior in all things. The system was not fair, but it was clear the Russians owned the world championship.
Canada had a simple system, whoever won the Allan Cup national championship, got a trip to Europe for the worlds in Krefeld Germany. Penticton beat Sudbury in a seven game series, one of the best ever, and so a bunch of mill hands from nowhere, the Penticton Vs, crossed the ocean in 1955. (more…)
As I watched the story unfold in fall 2011, I sensed God’s hand. An expert in the field of child abduction said in his 25 years of experience, he had seen nothing like it.
It was unusual as it was miraculous.
But it wasn’t until a few days later that it came to light the parents – Paul and Tammy Hebert — were Christians and hours of prayer by them, friends and members of the Baptist church they attended had gone up for the safe return of the abducted child. The Heberts who have eight children also homeschooled. (more…)
A Hezbollah TV station based in Lebanon, Al-Manar, recently claimed ‘Superman’ is a Jewish conspiracy. And it’s not just ‘Superman,’ but this applies to all superheroes.
According to Israel today, in a report that aired the last week of February 2014, Al-Manar stated Jews created Superman to take “over the world’s greatest power, controlling all aspects of her daily life and harnessing it in service to Jewish interests all over the world.” (more…)
A militant Islamic group in Northern Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is demanding Christians living in the region pay a ‘protection tax’ to make sure the militants won’t kill them.
The ruling affects the province of Raqqa. Al Raqqa, the provincial capital population 300,000, fell to rebel insurgents in March 2013. Prior to the Syrian civil war there were 3,000 Christians living in Al Raqqa.
According to reports, ISIS is requiring every wealthy adult Christian male pay a Jizya tax of four golden dinars, middle class males two golden dinars and poor ones, one dinar. Four golden dinars is about $750 US. They can pay the tax over two payments. (more…)
In my previous article on the Hebrew word “paga,” translated intercession in the Old Testament, I discussed one of its primary meanings which is “making contact” with God.
This is what differentiates prayer and intercession. While prayer is one way communication — us talking to God, in intercession we make contact with God which leads to Him communicating with us.
In the Old Testament, “paga” has many usages which give us different understandings of intercession. In this article, I want to look at the unusual way the word is used in Job 36:32. (more…)
Prayer warriors have written many books on prayer, but this statement was not from any of these writers. It came from the driest of all – The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament .
Yet, this quote from an article written by Dr. Victor Hamilton is extremely profound:
“An intercessor is one who makes contact with God as opposed to many who simply dabble in prayer.”
He made it while discussing the Hebrew word “paga” often translated “intercessor” or “intercession” in the Old Testament.
I want to talk about intercession as defined by the word “paga.” It has a wide range of meanings and usages. Each of these shades serve up a fuller understanding of the word. (more…)