On Monday October 27th, in an off hand remark, Pope Francis stated that the Big Bang and the theory of evolution do not contradict the Bible. I will get straight to the point: here are two segments that explain the logic of this enlightened point of view:

CONTEXT is a blog devoted to providing historical background to the situation in the Middle East. The history has been provided through video and audio recordings of my late father, Dr. David Neiman –an expert on the history of the ancient near east and the relationship between the Church and the Jews. He based his theses on historical records, linguistics and a deep understanding of the Bible and its origins.