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NOT of Mice and Men: Genetic Researchers Find Evidence in Brain Separating Humans From Animals

Allen Institute says the human brain may be the most "complex piece of organized matter in the known universe." Ah, so we are unique from the animal kingdom—unique and wonderfully made!

(Seattle, WA)—The human brain may be the most complex piece of organized matter in the known universe, but Allen Institute researchers have begun to unravel the genetic code underlying its function....(more)

92-Year-Old Scales Monolith Rock to Honor This Famous Missionary and Our Christian Heritage

She claims to be only "66 years-and-counting," testifying that her life was restored at 26 in a death's-door visitation of Jesus, which has allowed the stamina needed for Christian and patriotic efforts.

airlift(Skamania, WA)—[CNNW] Close to this Columbia River Gorge city is a historic site that really stands out—848-foot Beacon Rock next to the river. Some have claimed it is the second-largest, freestanding monolith in the Northern Hemisphere, or perhaps even in the world, with only the Rock of Gibraltar larger....(more)

God Will Not Be Stopped: The Great Underground Revival in the Middle East

More Muslims have committed to follow Christ in the last 10 years than in the last 15 centuries of Islam. In spite of great difficulty and turmoil, Christianity is unquestionably expanding throughout the Islamic world. God is up to something amazing in a region that many have thought was unreachable.

(The Middle East)—The churning, tempestuous world looks remarkably different than many imagine. This is undoubtedly true if you're an average American. In the darkest corners of the Middle East there's a revival beginning that's unprecedented in the history of world missions....(more)

Gospel Herald's Exclusive Interview: 'Joan of Arc' Director, Russell Holt Discusses the Life, Faith of the 15th Century French Heroine

"Going through these documents, one finds Joan in there—things she said, verbatim. It was actually kind of a spiritual experience to read her actual words and how she responded to this intense investigation during these moving trials. Her faith and courage comes through very clearly, as does the fact that she was inspired by God."

This holiday season, the highly-anticipated new docudrama "Joan of Arc" will air on BYUtv and will provide viewers an in-depth look at the amazing story of the unlikely French heroine....(more)

This Simple Prescription—Be Generous—and Your Health Will Improve?

"There are tremendous health benefits to giving." –Dr. Michael McKee

(Cleveland, OH)—[CBN News] From preventing cancer and heart disease to building self-esteem, overwhelming evidence proves generosity is good for your mental and physical health....(more)

Early Christmas Miracle: Newborn Baby Boy Discovered in a Manger Scene at Church in Queens

The mother did the right thing by bringing the baby here. It's such a loving community. I just know someone from the church will adopt him. That little boy is always going to be a part of this church. If I didn't have two already, I would consider it.

airlift(New York)—A church in Queens experienced a 'Christmas miracle' a little early this year, when a newborn baby was found—wrapped in a swaddling blanket—and left in the indoor manger scene. (Photo: Christopher Ryan Heanue/via (more)

Good News and "Changed Lives" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

"We saw many victories in Jesus' name! Changed lives! God is moving powerfully in Haiti and there is much work still to be done. What a privilege to get to play our part!"

(Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)—In the midst of uncertainty following Haiti's election results, thousands gather peacefully for an evangelistic festival with Andrew Palau. (Photo via (more)

Paraguay's President Standing Strong against Pressure to Legalize Abortion

"Paraguay... has shown a firm position in being in favor of life and family."

(Asuncion, Paraguay)—Paraguay President Horacio Cartes is firmly standing against decriminalization of abortion amid an international campaign to legalize it throughout the country....(more)

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For Christians, Black Friday Again Becomes Bless Friday: With More Churches Participating, the Movement is Growing

How will YOU bless someone this Friday?

Bless Friday® is a movement to honor Christ by starting the Christmas season with service. Our vision in to transform Black Friday, a national shopping phenomenon, into Bless Friday, a spirit-filled service day. We're here to help connect individuals, groups and churches to the service opportunities that can transform our communities and our hearts. If you don't find an activity on our website in which you can participate, please allow the Spirit to lead you and your family and friends to a need in your community. (Photo: via BlessFriday....(more)

Go Guacamole! Avocados May Hold a Key to Fighting Deadly Leukemia

As a "superfood," avocados are rich in vitamins C, E, K, and most of the B vitamins. They're also a great source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and zinc.

(Canada)—Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer....(more)

Sarah Palin Encourages Americans to Remember Who Our Strength Is during These Trying Times

"God has a way of driving us to our knees, to keep us humble, to keep us focused on Him. I can't survive a day without it." –Sarah Palin

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has encouraged Christians who are discouraged by the current condition of the United States to find comfort in the belief that God is ultimately in control of all things....(more)

Tall Tales Aside: The Real First Thanksgiving

"They felt that Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoag Indians, was so instrumental in their survival that they should invite Massasoit and his immediate family to that celebration, and they did."

(Plymouth, MA)—[CBN News] Americans think they know a lot about the first Thanksgiving, with many envisioning it as happy Pilgrims wearing big buckles and feasting on huge, fat turkeys. But the facts are actually more fascinating than the fiction....(more)

Scientists Solve Medieval Bible Mystery: The Parchment Used Revolutionized Spreading the Word of God

"The Bibles produced on a vast scale throughout the 13th century established the contents and appearance of the Christian Bible familiar to us today... The discoveries of this innovative research enhance our understanding of how these Bibles were produced enormously, and... illuminate our knowledge of one of the most significant text technologies in the histories of the Bible and of Western Christianity....(more)

Over 600 Join Rally Urging City of Toronto to 'Stop Bullying Christians'

"The public, that's us, this is our city. We need you to be there front and center. The government doesn't always recognize the power of God, but they do recognize power."

(Toronto)—An estimated 600 to 700 participants at the "Stop bullying Christians" rally prayed, listened, waved signs, danced and sang hymns in Toronto's Dundas Square on a cold, overcast Saturday afternoon before marching to City Hall to protest what they say is the city's blatant discrimination against Christians....(more)

North Dakota Appeals to US Supreme Court on Behalf of Tiny Heartbeats

If upheld, it would be the most pro-life bill in the country.

(Bismarck, ND)—North Dakota has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend its pro-life heartbeat bill....(more)

Amanda Blackburn Murder: Pastor Davey Blackburn, "Extremely Relieved" about Arrest of Pregnant Wife's Killer

"Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair, I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope. If there is one thing I've learned from Amanda in the 10 years we were together, it's this: Choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life. Today I am deciding to love, not hate." -Pastor Davey Blackburn

Pastor Davey Blackburn seeks God to give him and his family the power to have a "heart of forgiveness," and is making a choice in which he is, "deciding to hope, not despair. By Jesus' power at work within us, the best is STILL yet to come. Even when I don't see it, I believe it to be true....(more)

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