The Tide of Our Times
“Are Earthquakes Really on the Increase?We continue to be asked by many people throughout the world if earthquakes are on the increase. Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant.
A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last twenty years, we have definitely had an increase in the number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year. This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications. In 1931, there were about 350 stations operating in the world; today, there are more than 8,000...”
“Fraternity stands on ‘Christian values ’ at secular university
A University of Alabama fraternity is offering its members something different than typical frat life. Lambda Sigma Phi is a Christian fraternity, founded at the University of Alabama in 2000...Some of the fraternities do not have very good reputations, so there was a desire among the guys to start something different...‘We wanted to build around a fraternity that had Christian values and recruit guys who were really on fire for the Lord and wanted to minister and be an example for the campus.’”
“Natural Gas Discovery Is Huge!A massive natural gas find off the coast of Haifa which was lauded as capable of fueling all of Israel for 15 years is actually more than 60 percent larger than originally estimated, according to the American partner in the drill, Noble Energy, Inc...That estimate is up from January...
‘The implications of this discovery to Israel cannot be overstated,’ said Noble Energy Chief Executive Officer Charles Davidson.”
“Thirty-Three ‘Preachers’ preach 24 hours a day to a total of nearly one million people in 6 states. They preach day and night, in rain or snow. You might see these preachers as you drive the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 75 in Georgia, or the I-10 corridor in Louisiana, Texas, or New Mexico. These preachers stand beside the highways ministering to those traveling. Some say It’s your choice. . . Heaven or Hell. Others proclaim Bound By Sin? Jesus Christ brings freedom! or JesusHealer of Broken Hearts.”
CAM’s [Christian Aid Ministries] goal is to have 100 billboards installed by the end of 2010. Jesus said in John 9:4, ‘I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.’”
Did you know that more than “50 percent of students will reject their faith during their college years[?]” While this statistic is troubling, there is hope. “Summit Ministries [of Manitou Springs, CO] has educated and equipped over 50,000 teenagers to understand, defend, and articulate their Christian faith in light of the competing worldviews and conflicting ideas vying for their hearts and minds.
Summit students enter college with renewed confidence in their ability to think and reason from a Christian perspective. They no longer feel threatened by opposing views. And many are able to openly defend their faith in and outside the classroom.”
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