War waged over the image of Christ

by The editors of Leben -- In "Baudolino," Spanish novelist Umberto Eco takes readers on a dizzying journey through the world of signs, symbols and syntax, the area encompassed by "semiotics," Eco's field of more…

From disgrace to 'Amazing Grace'

by The editors of Leben -- by Don Haines John Newton Jr. was born on July 24, 1725, to a loving mother and an emotionally distant father. His father, John Sr., was a ship's more…

How Reggae king met the King of kings

by The editors of Leben -- By Mike Rimmer Undoubtedly, those who had built their lives and businesses around Bob Marley and his music felt threatened by his decision to be baptized. Most ignored more…

New birth gives birth to United Brethren

by The editors of Leben -- As the six young ministers disembarked from the ship that had brought them to the New World, they were met by Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg, the Pietist Lutheran minister more…

The Christmas carol that stopped a war

by The editors of Leben -- by Victor M. Parachin When World War I erupted in 1914 launching the first great European war of the 20th century, soldiers on both sides were assured they more…

'Pirate pope' gives birth to Reformation

by The editors of Leben -- We're not sure why, but it's pretty clear that evangelicals are intrigued by the whole white-smoke/black-smoke mystery and drama that surrounds the election of a new pope. Of more…

Dad hid Jews, and we all pitched in

by The editors of Leben -- [caption id="attachment_571311" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Henry and Grace Hulstein, holding their torn-up mortgage, which had been paid off as a gift from a grateful Jewish community for their rescue more…

Slave girl's smile haunts pastor family portrait

by The editors of Leben -- [caption id="attachment_565795" align="alignright" width="150" caption=""The Girl with the Pearl Earring," by Johannes Vermeer"][/caption] "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" is the star of the Vermeer exhibit currently visiting more…

Saving souls aboard the Titanic

by The editors of Leben -- By Doug Schlegel One-hundred years ago, the Titanic sailed out of Southampton Harbor and into the mists of history. There are many stories of those who perished when more…