What We Know About Recently Uncovered Ancient Viking Treasure

Neal Pollard BBC reports that Historic Environment Scotland, Treasure Trove Unit, and the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrance’s conservation team have discovered an ancient Viking pot full of treasure, including six silver Anglo-Saxon disc brooches, a silver brooch from Ireland, Byzantine silk, a gold ingot, and gold and crystal objects wrapped in cloth bundles (read … Continue reading What We Know About Recently Uncovered Ancient Viking Treasure

Driving Heavy Trucks Over Old Roman Bridges

Neal Pollard Periodically, the Bear Valley Bible Institute shows the student body Francis Schaeffer’s classic video series, “How Should We Then Live?” There is a book of the same title that covers the same essential material. A part that particularly stands out in my mind is this analogy: “A culture or an individual with a … Continue reading Driving Heavy Trucks Over Old Roman Bridges

Grappling Over Grass?

Neal Pollard I heard about the guy last week who tried to choke his neighbor's lawn service worker for failing to weed the neighbor's flower bed.  The worker explained he had been hired to cut and trim the grass, but not the beds.  This apparently unsatisfactory answer led to the "choker" leaving visible marks on … Continue reading Grappling Over Grass?

Her Closet Was Her Refuge

Neal Pollard 42-year-old Sefa Cebeci was with her husband in a seven-story building in Duzce, Turkey, when just before 7:00 P.M. local time on November 12, 1999, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the city.  The building collapsed, and when all was said and done nearly 1,000 people were dead—including Sefa's husband who was right beside … Continue reading Her Closet Was Her Refuge

How Julio Diaz Lived Out Matthew 5

Neal Pollard Steve Moore writes about Julio Diaz, a New York city social worker who would take the subway to the Bronx each night to eat dinner at his favorite diner. One evening, a teenager brandished a knife and attempted to rob him.  Diaz handed over his wallet, but as the thief walked away he … Continue reading How Julio Diaz Lived Out Matthew 5