Author Archives: Brian Brewer

Gold treasure trove discovered at Temple Mount

A treasure trove of gold coins has been unearthed at the base of the Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologists. The coins date from the Byzantine era and display some very rare symbols of the menorah and Torah scroll.

Archaeological Discovery Once Again Verifies Accuracy of Scripture

Remains have been unearthed south of Tel Aviv revealing massive fortifications built about 2,700 years ago. Archaeologists with Tel Aviv University state that these appear to have a connection to Assyria’s takeover of the region, as mentioned in the book of Isaiah.

Oxford Students Reject Israel Boycott

Ynet World News, among numerous other international news agencies, reported that Oxford University students voted 69 – 10 to defeat a motion that would have required them to support and promote the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Oxford’s constituent colleges held their own votes prior to the Student Union’s vote, and the majority of colleges also rejected the boycott proposal. The February 27th vote sends a clear signal that University students (unlike certain MPs) will not allow other students or anyone else to be marginalised based on their nationality.

Back to Eden

In the midst of much international conflict and generally what seems like depressing news, it is always encouraging to read something positive and uplifting. The Back to Eden film project is one such bit of encouraging news. It is a very practical documentary about gardening with extraordinary results mixed with reflections on God’s Word that combines for a very encouraging, almost two-hour video. If you are into gardening or have thought about it, but do not know where to start, set aside some time for this video. You will be treated to some good ideas for how to grow your own fruits and veggies as well as have your soul encouraged in the Lord.

Christians Caught in the Headlights of Syrian Crisis

Assyrian International News (AINA) has recently highlighted the plight of Syrian Christians who are caught proverbially between a rock and a hard place—”un­certain whether to commit themselves to a besieged regime or to opposition groups, often indistinguishable from radical Islamists.” Syrian Christians, among other minority groups, are helpless, anxious spectators who do not know if their rights would be guaranteed to live freely in Syria after regime change.

Personal Knowledge Base (PKB) Software

For those not put-off by Orwellian-sounding terms like “mind mapping,” there is new free software available  for putting into visual form one’s personal tasks and ideas. The Brain is a brainstorming, knowledge management, and personal organisation tool that allows “anytime access” from your desktop, web browser, or mobile device.