By Tim Wildmon for The Christian Post
We live in desperate times, don’t we? Sometimes I catch myself thinking that this must be the worst time in all of history.
That’s why I was fascinated to read that one medieval historian picked the year A.D. 536 as history’s worst year. That’s when a volcanic eruption in Iceland flung Europe, parts of the Middle East, and Asia into 18 months of plunging temperatures, fog so thick that the sun could not be seen, dying crops, and starvation. The Plague of Justinian followed, killing over one-third of the population of the Eastern Roman Empire.