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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

By James Mensa Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entrance of Christ into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest and Crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final...
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

by John Chukwu Mother’s Day is the time to celebrate the bond that you share with your mum and to make her feel loved and appreciated. The celebrations involve many activities, like giving gifts, throwing parties, going for picnics and merry-making...
An Easter bunny and an Easter story worth remembering

An Easter bunny and an Easter story worth remembering

By Rusty Wright “There’s more to Easter than chocolate eggs, bunnies and a bank holiday” You’ve probably seen Santa Claus; but have you ever seen the Easter Bunny? As a small child, I enjoyed visiting Santa at a local department store at Christmastime....
Why are Christians such bad tippers?

Why are Christians such bad tippers?

By Karen Swallow Prior If you are a Christian and want to serve Christendom well, you can start by not going out to eat—unless you’re willing to love your neighbour the restaurant server as yourself. The story of a pastor who instead of a tip left...
Habemus Papam! (“We have a Pope!”)

Habemus Papam! (“We have a Pope!”)

“Habemus Papam!” (Latin for “We have a pope!”) is the announcement given by the senior Cardinal Deacon, upon the election of a new pope. But surprisingly, due to the wide range of ethnic backgrounds of the papal contenders, we may be screaming...
Former minister Ann Widdecombe says Christians could face prison for their beliefs

Former minister Ann Widdecombe says Christians could face prison for their beliefs

Christians could be forced out of job roles in the future because of their beliefs, said a former Conservative minister during a speech in Plymouth. Politician, novelist and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe told an audience at Plymouth University...
Ten months in a Communist prison

Ten months in a Communist prison

By Don Milam (Assist News Service) It was June 3, 1975 and I was at home having lunch with my family when there was a knock at the door. As I got up to answer the urgent rapping, I did not realise that when I opened that door the course of my life would...
Lawyers: Sacking of school teacher who kept Bible on his desk was unconstitutional

Lawyers: Sacking of school teacher who kept Bible on his desk was unconstitutional

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Attorneys for a sacked public school science teacher who kept a Bible on his desk plan to argue before the Ohio Supreme Court that the teacher’s dismissal was unconstitutional. The Mount Vernon School Board dismissed John Freshwater...
200,000 march in Puerto Rico against gay marriage

200,000 march in Puerto Rico against gay marriage

More than 200,000 Christians gathered last week in Puerto Rico’s capital in protest of proposals that would introduce same-sex marriages, saying that they are standing up for traditional values and protecting the family in the largest such demonstration...
Thanks to Christianity we no longer eat horsemeat

Thanks to Christianity we no longer eat horsemeat

Church officials claimed it was “pagan” food The Food Standards Agency is currently widening the tests for horsemeat in processed meat products, from beef-based kebabs, gelatine, beef dripping to stock cubes and steak. Many in Britain simply don’t...