New Archaeological Support for the Bible

While critics persist in their efforts to discredit the historical accuracy of the Bible—claiming it is just a book of fables and stories—archaeology continues to reinforce the historicity of the Bible. “Archaeologists excavating on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have uncovered evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city, appearing to confirm a Biblical account of […]

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The Power of Walking

Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara recently published his latest book In Praise of Walking (The Guardian, July 28, 2019). In the book, he delves into the most current brain research and what it has to say about the impact of exercise and walking on the brain and memory. In an interview, Dr. O’Mara noted, “Our sensory systems […]

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Brexit Could Be Unstoppable!

Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, and his team are working furiously to fulfill his election promise—bring about Brexit by the end of October (The Telegraph, August 3, 2019)! Johnson’s most senior aid has stated that Brexit is now unstoppable even if it is accomplished with no deal in place—regardless of any future actions made […]

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Drunkenness in Britain

Alcohol addiction brings with it terrible outcomes. According to reports in Britain, “One in 10 people in a hospital bed in the UK are alcohol-dependent” and one out of every five hospital beds is taken by a person who has done self-harm by abusing alcohol (The Guardian, July 3, 2019)! In fact, alcohol-related sickness costs […]

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More Shootings in the U.S.

Over the weekend, gunmen opened fire on public crowds in both El Paso and Dayton—killing a total of 31 people. On Saturday, a 21-year-old opened fire at a Walmart Supercenter in El Paso, Texas, ultimately killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen before being taken into police custody. Prosecutors are considering hate crime […]

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Regular Church-Goers Seek More Counsel

A new study published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research highlighted an interesting finding: Among those who possess a religious affiliation, people who attend church services more regularly are also more likely to seek counsel and advice from their clergy concerning important decisions (APNORC.org, May 2019). These findings were true even among […]

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Is the U.S. Strengthening China?

The U.S.-China trade war continues. As China’s largest trading partner, the United States hopes to pressure China into coming to the negotiating table by powerfully impacting its export market, and subsequently its entire economy. Chinese experts and even Chinese president Xi Jinping are clear that this trade war will begin to hurt China’s economy and […]

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Epidemic Diseases Making Headlines

The year-long Ebola outbreak in the Congo is getting worse, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (WHO, July 17, 2019). The WHO labeled the outbreak a “level 3” emergency—its most serious designation. According to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the organization, “It is time for […]

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Nearly a Billion Are Chronically Hungry

The United Nation’s goal to end world hunger by 2030 is not likely to be met (Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2019). Its recent report estimated that 820 million people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger. Nearly 150 million of these hungry people are children whose growth is stunted by poor nutrition. A recent U.N. report estimates […]

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Chemicals Contaminate South African Fish

According to a study by the chemistry department at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, fish caught by commercial fishermen off the Cape “are contaminated by antibiotics, pain killers, antiretrovirals, disinfectants, and industrial chemicals” (Times Live, June 26, 2019). According to the article, “The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in fish is due […]

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