• Augustine’s World

    Robert D. Kaplan

    December 4, 2013

    The Pax Romana was a period of relative peace and stability throughout the Greater Mediterranean. But history is often a matter of convulsions. In 200 A.D., the Roman Empire still existed in the shadow of the recently deceased emperor Marcus Aurelius--at a time when, according to Princeton University historian Peter Brown, “a charmed circle of unquestioning conservatives” gave order to the world. Over the next 500 years, however, everything changed.

  • Pope Francis: Christian Persecution, Prohibition of Worship Signs of the End Times

    Tyler O’Neil

    November 29, 2013

    Christian persecution and the cultural fear of public expressions of faith are signs of the end times, Pope Francis declared in a homily on Thursday.

  • Bible Translator Anticipates Reaching Every Tongue, Every Nation By 2025

    Jacob Stevens

    November 15, 2013

    Wycliffe Bible Translators USA announced on Thursday new statistics illustrating the continued dramatic progress in Bible translation efforts around the world. Today, 4.9 billion people can access the Bible in their first language. The Wycliffe Global Alliance reports that there are 2,167 translation projects in progress, while 1,919 languages are waiting for a translation project to begin.

  • The Inequality of Climate Change

    Annie Lowrey

    November 12, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan has left at least 10,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless in the Philippines. And it has once again underscored for many development experts a cruel truth about climate change: It will hit the world’s poorest the hardest.

  • Argentines Link Health Problems to Agrochemicals

    Michael Warren and Natacha Pisarenko

    October 20, 2013

    Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop-dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched in poison.

  • Billy Graham Sounds Alarm for Second Coming

    Troy Anderson

    October 20, 2013

    Just as Noah did in ancient times, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham is sounding the alarm that the Second Coming is “near” and signs of the end of the age are “converging now for the first time since Jesus made those predictions.”