Christian Mythology

Finders of the lost ark

Depending on whom you ask, it's either the most amazing find in history - or a massive practical joke. On one side is Noah's Ark Ministries International (Nami), who have claimed, on several occasions, to have found remnants of the biblical Noah's ark.

Thursday, 13 October, 2011, 12:00am

A big egg of life

It all starts with an egg. It transforms into a planet, which is then slowly populated by puppets of animals and humans.

It is a poignant tale with few spoken words but a wealth of music and emotion. The production called Genesis is crafted brilliantly by its Italian artistic director Giacomo Ravicchio.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A Second Coming that fails to inspire

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by James Frey Gagosian Gallery

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

A boy's surprising journey of self-discovery with twists

Noah Barleywater Runs Away John Boyne Published by David Fickling Books ISBN 97838561895

Noah Barleywater is an eight-year-old boy who runs away from home. Some things there just frighten him.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Home run

Au Colina Gabriel Chi-ho is away from his home base - both on and off the field. The 20-year-old Venezuelan is a shortstop - a dynamic defender stationed between second and third base - on the Hong Kong baseball team.

Gabriel came to Hong Kong from South America when he was 12. Ever since, he has been pulled between his two separate homes.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Developers must disclose concessions they have obtained

In response to the editorial ('Transparency the right first step on home sales', October 24), the Real Estate Developers Association wishes to set the record straight to ensure that your readers fully understand what developers bid and, ultimately, pay for at land auctions.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Hundreds of accidental burns each year

It is somewhat ironic that, within weeks of holding a symposium on burn prevention at Prince of Wales Hospital, a baby should be accidently scalded in another Hospital Authority hospital.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Thursday Think Tank

1 Temple monk in legal battle with Buddhist monastery for columbarium site ... if it isn't settled in the courts, it'll be the Shaolin tiger fist versus the praying mantis kung-fu attack

2 372kg of cocaine sent to New Territories village house by mistake ... it was supposed to go to the Jockey Club for the horses

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

'Devil-beaters' busy in tough times

The thick smoke may have almost suffocated them and made their eyes teary. The fierce flames may have pushed the unseasonably hot temperatures even higher, making them sweat like pigs. The deafening sound of shoe heels smashing bricks saw them all nearly lose their hearing.

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Which species of animal would you take on board Noah's ark?

Walter Mak Kiu-shun, 15, Ma On Shan St Joseph's Secondary School

I would take lambs. For Christians, a lamb is a symbol of sacrifice. Although we seldom sacrifice lambs anymore, taking them on board would remind us to make sacrifices for God and not commit sins.

Kelvin Yu Chun-yin, 12, Sing Yin Secondary School

28 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

The return of Noah's Ark

A new attraction is bringing Ma Wan - a small island in the shadow of the Tsing Ma Bridge - into the spotlight as an educational and fun destination.

Noah's Ark - the Biblical ship on which Noah put all the animals in pairs and rescued them when God flooded the world - opened in May this year and is the centrepiece of Ma Wan Park.

15 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Explorers bring traces of 'Noah's ark' to HK

To the explorers that found them they are the remains of Noah's ark - the ship that saved the Hebrew patriarch, his family and specimens of every animal from the Great Flood.

Now Hongkongers can see for themselves - the petrified wooden samples will be exhibited in AC Hall in Baptist University from December 25 to 28, before returning to Turkey.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Sins of Scripture

The Sins of Scripture: Exposing The Bible's Texts Of Hate To Reveal The Love Of God

by John Shelby

Spong HarperCollins, $195

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the letter 'Hiding behind Jesus' published on Tuesday, one paragraph should have read: 'This does not mean individuals are without virtue, but rather that their position does not fit with Christianity.' The error was introduced in the editing process.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Cinemas flooded for Noah spectacle

Could this be Hong Kong's answer to The Passion of the Christ - but without all the gory scenes? OK, so it may not exactly rival the $4.4 million that Mel Gibson's biopic brought in over four days of Easter last year, but the Christian documentary Days of Noah did surprisingly well at the box office by grossing $2 million over the five days of this Easter weekend.

31 Mar 2005 - 12:00am