CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RE-OPENS IN IRAQ
According to World Watch Monitor, the re-opening of the oldest Christian school in Mosul, a northern Iraqi city once controlled by IS, is ‘a victory over terrorism and extremism.’ The primary school was closed for four years, but now has 400 students aged between 6 and 12.
PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS
Inspire Magazine reports that Christians in the UK are being encouraged to prepare spiritually for Christmas with free daily Bible readings throughout Advent. Each day the Bible readings Fresh From The Word can be received by email together with commentary.
PAINTING DEPICTS CHRIST’S BAPTISM
Archeologists have discovered a 1,500-year-old painting of Jesus they say is the oldest known depiction in Israel of Christ being baptized. Christianheadlines.com states that the painting was found inside a church in the Negev Desert of southern Israel and dates to the Byzantine empire. The church was located in the village of Shivta. Archaeologists believe it was painted in the 500s.