When given an assignment to turn a book into something new, one University of Southern Maine student decided to tear the pages of a Bible and place a satanic image over Jesus' face. The student said he had been thinking about the idea of questioning authority and wanted to question religious authority -- something he says is ordinarily taboo.
They top our trees, adorn our yards, and may even stand proudly in your local department store. But the Bible has a lot to say about angels, and not just in the Christmas story. Who are these angelic beings, what do they do, and why are they so closely connected to the story of Christ's birth?
You've probably heard it on the radio, and probably by quite a few different singers. You've also probably heard some of the criticism of the song "Mary Did You Know," as folks love to point out that yes, Mary did actually know. But despite all that, the song is still rich with Biblical truths and reminders for modern-day listeners about the power and majesty of Christ, even as a small baby.
Pastor Jeff Williams of West Franklin Baptist Church was expecting three boxes of study Bibles delivered to his front door, but only two were collected. When FedEx confirmed that the boxes had been delivered, Williams realized a box must have been taken by a "porch pirate."