Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build the World’s Tallest Building

Echos of the Tower of Babel? The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will be 1km tall, dwarfing the current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which sits at roughly 800 meters. Jeddah sits roughly 54 miles or 88 kilometers from Mecca.

Here’s a good chart comparing it to other contenders:

Kingdom Tower

Mashable has some great computer renderings.

Interestingly, some Muslims see all of this as a sign of the end times, as there is a hadith which upon answering the question: “What is the sign of the hour of Qiyamah (end times) ” Muhammad allegedly said: “You will see (formerly) barefoot, naked Bedouins competing in the construction of tall buildings.” (Sahih Muslim)

Upcoming May Events

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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine?

First, I want to make mention of the three people who were killed last weekend in Overland Park, Kansas, a wealthier suburb of Kansas City. Although all three killed were Christians (two Methodists and one Catholic to be specific), the Neo-Nazi who killed them was seeking to randomly murder Jews at a local Jewish CommunityContinue Reading

‘Israel is a Paradise for Christians’

The stronghold of Arab nationalism is beginning to crumble: In an interview with Italian media, Israeli Christians from Nazareth once again debunked assertions that Israel is an apartheid state with their own powerful testimonies. The report started off by noting that there is a growing rift in the Israeli Christian community between those who chooseContinue Reading

Erdogan and AKP hold power in Turkey

Last Sunday (March 30, 2014) Turkey held elections that were considered in many ways a bellwether for how the AKP will fare in larger elections at the end of this year. In light of the series of truly tacky scandals surrounding the Prime Minister and the AKP party over the last few months, I wasContinue Reading

Daniel Training Network Conference Now Online

If you missed the 2nd annual DTN conference, you can watch all of the sessions online as well as download the accompanying notes here. Although I left early and listed a few sessions, I wanted to post one session here. But do be sure to catch more as you have time: Video streaming by UstreamContinue Reading

Ministry Prayer and Special Requests

Tested By Fire Conference This next weekend, (April 3-5), we will be in California in the the Bay Area, at the 2nd annual Daniel Training Network conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Tested By Fire.” It will be live streamed and can be watched here. The sessions will also eventually be made availableContinue Reading

Film Update & New Book Update

Film Update It has been a few months since I have posted an update concerning the production of the film product that I’ve been working on for the past 15 months or so. First, as I’ve mentioned previously, the film project has now been broken up into two separate documentary films. The first film willContinue Reading