Sir Arthur Pearson, GBE

Blinded World War I soldiers learning mat weaving at St. Dunistans started by Aurthur Perason.

Blinded World War I soldiers learning mat-weaving at St. Dunistans Home started by Aurthur Pearson.

Arthur Pearson was a man of accomplishment, but also a man of service despite a lifelong problem of fading eyesight and eventual blindness. He was born in 1866 to a father who was the Rector of a centuries-old Church of England parish church and a mother who was the granddaughter of hymn-writer and religious poet Henry Francis Lyte, the writer of the well-loved hymn “Abide With Me”.

Pearson became a journalist at 18, and the publisher of a periodical journal with a quarter of a million subscribers at 24. He continued to establish and acquire newspapers and magazines, and his greatest accomplishment as a publisher was the founding of the Daily Express newspaper, which is still operating. (more…)

Sexually explicit statue of Satan set up in Vancouver, BC

This 8' statue of Satan was briefly installed in a Vancouver Park: Image Murray Castonguay/Twitter

This 8′ statue of Satan was briefly installed in a Vancouver Park: Image Murray Castonguay/Twitter

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, commuters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada were stunned to see a giant statue of Satan on display in Vancouver’s Guelph Park. The park borders a major TransLink boarding area and those riding the sky train had a clear view.

The red statute, estimated at 8′ tall, was placed on a pedestal that originally held a statue of Christopher Columbus. The pedestal was empty as the city had moved the Columbus statue to a new location.

What was equally disturbing about the statute is the strong sexual inference, as it displayed Satan with a full erection. The statue also has one hand displayed in what some consider a Satanic gesture. (more…)

New study shows the addicting power of marijuana

Sign at 2014 Vancouver rally calling for legalization of marijuana. Unfortunately, studies are revealing the very serious damage cannabis usage can cause to the brains of teens. Photo: Flickr | Cannabis Culture

Sign at 2014 Vancouver, Canada rally calling for legalization of marijuana. This sign’s message flies in the face of of numerous studies revealing the very serious damage cannabis usage can cause the brains of teens. Photo: Flickr | Cannabis Culture | Creative Commons

Marijuana is one of the most used drugs in the world. Nearly 80 million Europeans have used the drug and in the US, marijuana usage has been steadily increasing since 2007. Many blame its growing popularity on activists promoting marijuana as a safe drug.

This message has been reinforced by two states, Washington and Colorado, that have legalized the drug for recreational use.

But a recent study by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that significant number of Marijuana users are actually addicted to the drug — meaning they are dependent on the drug. (more…)

Why your ways are not God’s ways

Choosing your path or God's path. Image Vainsang | Foter | cc-by-nc-nd

Choosing your path or God’s path. Image Vainsang | Foter | cc-by-nc-nd

In Isaiah 55:8, God says that His ways are not man’s way and He explains in the next verse that His ways are higher than man’s. In this second verse, God is referring to His long-term goals and plans that man —  with His finite mind — is incapable of understanding.

God is always peering into next week and next year, and is desiring to coordinate our steps in the present to fulfill longer-term goals.

Proverb 14:12 has a similar theme:”There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”

Situations come up in our lives that in the short-term seem the right thing to do. In fact, they could be down-right beneficial. But this decision heads us down a certain path and God says that the “end” or long-term result of this decision — which could be months or even years away — is death or destruction. (more…)

A miracle: The surgeon found nothing to remove and admits “prayer is good”

God heale Image: Phalinn | Foter | Creative Commons

After seeing the healing first-hand, surgeon says “prayer is good.”  Image: Phalinn | Foter | Creative Commons

I want to share the healing of Adrie-Anne Gamble out of Regina, Canada. It is well-documented with ultrasounds.

Adrie-Anne had been experiencing lower pelvic pain for several months and finally realized she needed to go to the doctor. Three months later she was in the hospital for surgery, but when the surgeon opened her up, he discovered a miracle had taken place… (more…)

Time to pray: The church is under attack on multiple fronts

Graffitis sprayed on walls of churches in Columbua, Indiana.

Graffiti sprayed on walls of churches in Columbus, Indiana.

Fox 91 reports that three churches in Columbus, Indiana were vandalized with verse citations from the Qur’an spray-painted on their walls. They seem to be a direct attack on the Christian faith by Muslim extremists in the area.

The three vandalized churches included the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, the East Columbus Christian Church and the Lakeview Church of Christ.

St. Bartholomew’s church had the verse reference “Qur’an 3:151″ sprayed on its wall in black paint. The verse reads: (more…)

Ancient Christian ‘good luck charm’ discovered

Ancient Christian Charm from Egypt. Image University of Manchester

Ancient Christian Charm from Egypt. Image University of Manchester

For 100 years, John Ryland’s library at England’s University of Manchester didn’t realize it had a 1,500 year old Egyptian manuscript that was actually a Christian good luck charm.

It was recently discovered by Dr. Roberta Mazza as she searched through the library’s collection of ancient manuscripts. Mazza works for a research institute attached to the library.

The charm was written on a piece of papyrus that had earlier been used as a tax receipt for a grain purchase. (more…)

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