Sunday, 11 May 2014

The History of Mother's Day

The history of Mother's Day is centuries old and the earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600's, the early Christians in England celebrated a day to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. By a religious order the holiday was later expanded in its scope to include all mothers, and named as the Mothering Sunday. Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), "Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England....Know More

John F. Kilner, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Bannockburn, Illinois, graduated from Yale University and earned his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his A.M. and PhD. in religious ethics with an emphasis in bioethics from Harvard University. He has authored numerous articles and books and has recently edited three volumes: Bioethics and the Future of Medicine,
Dignity and Din, and Genetic Ethics. From his same pen read the article...Bible Ethics and Health Care

Shekels of Tyre fulfilled an important need in many parts of the ancient world: that of a large denomination coinage in high-purity silver. In ancient Jerusalem, a prominent city of the ancient world, there was a specific need for coins of good silver. The only city nearby which consistently produced such coins was Tyre, a coastal city famous for the purple dye it extracted from within the murex shell. As a hub of commerce, Tyre produced large quantities of coins, many of which found their way to Jerusalem....Read More

A disciple can be forgiven if he does not have great mental ability or physical prowess. But he cannot be excused if he does not have zeal.  If his heart is not aflame with a red-hot passion for the Saviour, he stands condemned.  After all, Christians are followers of the One who said, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me" (John 2:17). Their Saviour was consumed with a passion for God and for his interests. Those who are constrained b the love of Christ will count no sacrifice to great to make for him....Order Now

Holy men of soberer and quieter times than ours knew well the power of silence. David said, “I was dumb with silence. I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me; while I was musing the fire burned; then spoke I with my tongue.” There is a tip here for God’s modern prophets. The heart seldom gets hot while the mouth is open. A closed mouth before God and silent heart are indispensable for the reception of certain kinds of truth. No man is qualified to speak who has not first listened. The Set of the Sail, pp. 14-15...Read More

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