News of the Day – September 30th
Biblical Archeologists Find Formation Resembling Noah’s Ark
Biblical archaeologists used ground penetrating radar to study a boat-like formation on Mount Tendürek in eastern Turkey, which has long been rumored to be the location of the legendary vessel from the Book of Genesis. But Geologists on the other hand claim the mountainous lump, which was discovered half a century ago, is simply an unusual rock formation. In the Book of Genesis, the mountains of Ararat in what is now eastern Turkey is the region in which Noah’s Ark comes to rest after the Great Flood – which is close to Mount Tendürek. Read more about the images here.
New Film Called The Jesus Music Hits Theaters October 1st
Featuring artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac and Michael Tait, “The Jesus Music” is a documentary which tells the untold story of how Christian music became a worldwide phenomenon. The film shares some of the stories of popular contemporary Christian artists. This fascinating documentary reveals the music’s uplifting and untold story, from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California, through its transformation into the multibillion-dollar industry of Christian contemporary music today. Read more about the film here.
Lutheran Pastor Goes On Fast Until Climate Change Bill Passed
A Kenosha pastor has begun a fast until the passage of the federal climate bill being debated in the U.S. House and Senate. The Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, started fasting on Saturday. Barker said, “As a Christian, I am called to be on the side of love for neighbor. Love for neighbor means making sure my neighbor has a livable future, a family-sustaining green job, clean air to breathe, and clean water to drink. In the words of Martin Luther, ‘Here I stand and I can do no other. So, I am praying and fasting that this love-your-neighbor-as-yourself bill passes.” Read more about his fast here.
Goodbye Kisses Jar Offers A Last Treat For Dogs Before They are Euthanized
An Alabama animal hospital’s bittersweet tradition is bringing tears to the eyes of those on the internet. Smiths Station Animal Hospital shared a photo showing a glass jar filled with Hershey’s kisses, with the outside of the jar labeled “goodbye kisses.” Along with the photo was the caption, “This jar is reserved for our euthanasia appointments… because no dog should go to Heaven without tasting chocolate.” Hospital staff said they have gotten messages from people from all over the world about how their post touched their hearts. Read more about the treats here.