The Raising of Lazarus From the Dead

by Mary Fairchild Scripture Reference: The story takes place in John 11. The Raising of Lazarus – Story Summary: Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha, were friends of Jesus. When Lazarus fell ill, his sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” When Jesus heard the news, he […]

Jolly Japes in Jerash

Originally posted on Ultimatetravel:
The Ruins of Jerash are amazing and well preserved; they are also known as The Ruins of the Walled. They are  situated in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. They are a mix of Greco-Roman and the ancient Arab traditions. This place is full of history dating back to the pre-classical…

Michelle Dean Uncovers Some Truths About Snopes

Originally posted on Longreads:
In the beginning, legendary internet fact-finding site Snopes.com answered interesting yet mundane questions such as how microwaved water affects houseplants and whether Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen after his death. (He wasn’t.) After 9/11 changed America forever, Snopes became a go-to resource for truth on everything from Obama birther conspiracy theories…

Did You Know? – Sep 26

Violets have long been described as having an ephemeral and almost magical scent, and with good scientific reason. The scent of violets comes from a compound called ionone which, aside from smelling very sweet, also has the peculiar property of overwhelming our scent receptors and temporarily shutting them off. This side effect means that over […]

A Righteous Lie?

Originally posted on Life Less Ordinary:
Why was Rahab praised for lying in James 2:25 when lying is forbidden in the Ten Commandments? The context of this is Joshua 2:1–16, when the Israelites were spying out the land that the Lord has promised them. Rahab gave refuge to the spies, hid them, and sent their…