Norman Rockwell was originally paid $3,500 for the painting, a detailed illustration of an older woman and a young boy bowing their heads in prayer over a meal in the middle of a crowded restaurant. It first appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1951.
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Syria’s Greek Orthodox patriarch and the head of a convent have confirmed recent reports that Syrian rebels have abducted 12 nuns from Maaloula, a Christian village near Damascus.
Teens are the gatekeepers of cool, always willing to try new things and setting the standard for what’s hot and what’s not. They are early adopters and an important barometer for brands.
According to a recent article in Charisma News, Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie will be directing a new movie about the life of a Christian POW.
The Vatican Library in Rome and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University have scanned and loaded the first of 1.5 million pages of ancient Hebrew, Greek and early Christian manuscripts.
It’s a simple idea, and a deeply biblical one, woven into the very fabric of the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. “Thy kingdom come.”
I recently had the opportunity to write a piece for The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, a group dedicated to engaging the culture and speaking to issues in the public square.
Colleges are increasingly searching for applicants' names on the Internet as part of their review, according to new research from Kaplan Test Prep.
About 70 Christians were murdered in Nigeria in November, according to Release International.
While visiting Rome for a conference with Pope Francis and leaders in the Italian government, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his recent offensive on Iran.
Ralphie Parker wanted just one thing for Christmas: "An official Red Ryder, carbine-action, two-hundred-shot, range-model air rifle. " Fans of the perennial Yuletide favorite “A Christmas Story” know the plot like the back of their hand. Many even recite the lines from memory.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is worried that the cross has become trivialized.
It would seem Pope Francis isn't about to let his position within the Catholic Church stop him from taking an active role in Christ’s ministry.
This 40-second clip demonstrates the need for engaged dads more than a thousand research papers ever could.
Two families in the U.S. are hoping that two detained Americans in North Korea are released soon— especially with the Christmas season underway.
The Christmas season is once again upon us and with it overwhelming encouragement from Madison Avenue to spend what we have not earned to buy what we cannot afford. The thrust of this consumerist message is that the holiday is best enjoyed or most fully realized through the acquisition of “things.”
In observance of World Aids Day, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ The Potter’s House megachurch provided free HIV testing to hundreds of people in Dallas.