It was the spring of 311. Constantine, with 40,000 soldiers behind him, made his way to Rome. His plan was to confront Maxentius whose army was four times the size of his own. That did not deter Constantine. In a vision in the afternoon sky he saw a bright cross with the words “By this…

Zak Ebrahim walked out onto the red circle of the TED Talk stage. He began telling the story of El-Sayyid Nosair. In a calm, steady voice, Zak recounted how on November 5, 1990 Nosair walked into the ballroom of a hotel in Manhattan and shot and killed Rabbi Meir Kahane. Kahane was the leader of…

The average American home has 4.4 Bibles. Over 100 million are sold or given away every year. The Gideon’s give away a Bible every second. In an American Bible Society survey “88 percent of respondents said they own a Bible, 80 percent think the Bible is sacred, 61 percent wish they read the Bible more, and…

There’s a story where Jesus is walking through a crowd of people. Luke says“…the people pressed around him.” The word for “pressed” means “to press round or throng one so as almost to suffocate him.” It wasn’t a place a claustrophobic would want to be. As Jesus was walking in this suffocating environment we’re told…

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