Zambian Christians celebrate The Bible Being translated Into Their Native Tongue
In yet another sign we are living in the last days, Christians in Zambia, Africa, are celebrating the latest milestone in Bible translation, the creation of Bibles written in their native tongues. by Wycliffe Associates, an organization that offers Bible translations in countless languages. Currently, over 5,000 people are working in Zambia to translate the Bible into 20 native languages. Believers in Mansa, Zambia, were reportedly dancing after they got to read and listen to the reading of the New Testament in Aushi, their native language, for the first time. Read more about the translation here.
Christian School Apologizes For Baptizing 100 Children Without Notifying Parents
Northwood Temple Academy, a Christian school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, baptized 100 students last week without telling parents what was happening. The head of the school, Renee McLamb, apologized to parents via an email later that night. She said that students were involved in “Spiritual Emphasis Week,” which basically involved a few short chapel services. However three scheduled baptisms turned into 100. McLamb said that most of the parents that contacted her were glad, but some were unhappy with the move because some of the children were already baptized. Read more about the controversial action here.
Christian teacher Jailed For Refusing To Use Gender Neutral Pronoun
A teacher in Ireland was jailed this week for violating a court order forbidding him from going to the school where he works, after he was put on administrative leave during disciplinary proceedings over his refusal to use a student’s new name and gender-neutral pronouns. When a student at a secondary school in County Westmeath said they wanted to transition, Enoch Burke, who teaches German, history, politics and debate, reportedly refused to use their name and pronouns, saying it went against his Christian beliefs. When Burke kept showing up at work anyway, police were called and Burke arrested. Read more about the arrest here.
Archeologists Dig up Ivory Referenced In 1 Kings And Amos
Archaeologists have found evidence of a luxury item mentioned in the Bible: tiny ivory panels that would have been embedded on wooden furniture of the high and mighty during the First Temple period in ancient Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. The panels were likely used on a reclining couch, the archaeologists suggest. The ivory panels were found in the archaeological site formerly known as the Givati parking lot, next to the Old City of Jerusalem, in a monumental building that had apparently been destroyed during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in the year 586 B.C.E. Read more about the discovery here.