Saturday, March 24, 2007
Bible Bending Item of the Day: Biblical Gardens
Spring is coming, all the information you need to plant your Bible garden today.
BBC News (UK): Nearly two million students are taught at home, by a parent, each year mostly to provide a biblically based education. A look at the rise of the homeschooling movement in the U.S.
Tuscaloosa News (AL): Youth leader feels churches do not do enough to talk about sex. Tommy Woods, who has teamed up the Tuscaloosa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, believes, "the church should only teach sex education from the biblical perspective." Woods has coordinated the first of several "biblical purity rallies" this Sunday.
The Sun News (SC): In a letter to the editor, a reader responds to the debate over how released sex offenders should be handled by urging the community to recall how Jesus treated a woman who committed adultery.
Columbia Missourians (MO): Messianic Jews, are Christians honoring their Jewish roots. “Messianic Judaism is about restoring the biblical faith that began with Abraham, Isaac, then Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel,” said one member. “God founded the nation of Israel when (God) brought the children of Israel out of Egypt. (God) gave them a religious culture, social and legal system.” According to the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, Messianic Jews also believe that restoring Israel is part of the biblical prophesy for end-times.
New York Times (NY): David Damrosch's new book, "The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh" tells the story of how the Epic of Gilgamesh, lost after the fall of Nineveh in 612 B.C., was pieced back together after it was rediscovered by British archaeologists in the 19th century. The importance of the epic poem, which includes a story of a deluge comparable to the story of Noah, has often been compared to the Bible. The New York Times writes, "surrounded by the shards of a prebiblical culture [the Epic of Gilgamesh] challenged assumptions about the primacy of biblical authority."