Pentecost is the annual observance of the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant and, according Jewish tradition, this was also the day God gave the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
Children's books portraying a fictional young wizard called Harry Potter have become best sellers. Parents are pleased the stories encourage children to read, but are there other factors that need consideration?
The sudden destruction of the ancient city of Pompeii is a reminder of the fragility and fleetingness of existence. An entire city and its population was wiped out in one afternoon and centuries later there are still lessons we can learn from this calamity.