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Deadly Quake Hits Italy * Trump Softens on Immigration * Ken Ham: If the Flood Didn’t Happen, Jesus Lied

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We’re beginning this academic year in an act of outright intellectual subversion.

– Albert Mohler in his convocation sermon at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

What Smart Leaders Need to Know Today


Deadly Quake Hits Italy & Myanmar

A round of powerful earthquakes hit central Italy and Myanmar early Wednesday. So far, at least 70 people are reported dead, but the death toll is sure to rise as many more people are pulled out from the rubble and debris. The first quake ranked at a 6.2 magnitude, followed by around 40 more minor quakes over the next few hours.

According to the mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi, their highest priority right now is “removing people from under the rubble.” The head of the emergency unit for the Civil Protection Agency, Immacolata Postiglione, says, “The number of missing people is undefined at the moment.” Compounding the problem, access to the town of Amatrice has been cut off due to damage to roads and a bridge.


Trump Softens on Immigration

Donald Trump recently met with the National Hispanic Advisory Council, a group of Hispanic supporters, and he might be lightening up on his strict immigration proposal.

In an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump said, “I had a great meeting with great people, great Hispanic leaders, and there could certainly be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people.”


Ken Ham Is Having None of It

A pastor wrote an op-ed against the literal interpretation of the flood, and Answers In Genesis President Ken Ham shared a bold rebuttal on Facebook. “A Lutheran-ELCA pastor (very liberal) says the account of Noah is not history, but if that’s true then Jesus, Peter and the author of Hebrews lied.” Ham continued, “There are liberals like this in every denomination—and I praise the Lord for the many Lutheran pastors that do support Answers in Genesis.”


Story of Jesus Debuts in First Virtual Reality Film

The first feature-length virtual reality film just wrapped production, and it’s a story about the life of Jesus Christ. Shot entirely in Matera, Italy, Jesus VR—The Story of Christ, is a ground-breaking production that allows audiences to experience the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus through a 360-degree perspective.


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Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for churchleaders.com. Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation.