A nation’s remarkable recovery of trust

Category: News
Take it from a country that knows – it is possible to restore lost trust. On Dec. 9, a day designated as International Anti-Corruption Day, a new Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, hailed his country’s latest step in battling corruption. For the first time, Greece will have a single,

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Iraq protesters to government: Listen to us (not to Iran)

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Like hundreds of thousands of protesting Iraqis, disenfranchised by corruption that has failed to convert vast oil wealth into wider prosperity, Rasoul Adel knows what he wants, even if he can’t articulate how to get there. The recent resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi was a first

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Interstellar visitors open new window to the cosmos

Category: News
Comet Borisov is hurtling toward our sun, on track for its nearest approach on Dec. 8. But this isn’t an ordinary comet. Borisov hails from another star system. And it’s only the second time scientists have observed such an interstellar visitor.  The first was a peculiar asteroid dubbed

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Tiger’s tale out of the rough

Category: News
For Tiger Woods, the golf megastar who fell from grace a decade ago after admitting marital infidelity, the American belief in second chances seems to be working. His recovery, both morally and physically, could result in 2019 being his breakthrough year. In April he claimed his fifth Masters

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Why NATO at 70 is as young as ever

Category: News
Ever since losing its original purpose in 1991 – the collective defense of the West against Soviet aggression – NATO has somehow survived as a military alliance. At a 70th anniversary summit this week, this club of democracies showed why. Despite serious squabbles and huffy encounters, its

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A city’s ambitions, measured in skyscrapers

Category: News
For Johannesburg, a scrappy gold mining camp that grew into a metropolis of millions, skyscrapers have long been a way of announcing that it too belongs among the world’s powers. It is no coincidence then, that Africa’s tallest tower – and a new one vying for that title – both took

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NYC team helps immigrant runners realize US race dreams

Category: News
New York A no-name entrant at this month’s New York City Marathon – literally, he didn’t even qualify to have his name printed on his bib –Girma Bekele Gebre crashed the elite field and finished third in the largest 26.2-mile race in the world. A week later, the Ethiopian

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A Monitor Thanksgiving

Category: News
As I was reading this week’s cover story – not able to put it down, more like – I came to the part I liked most of all. The gratitude. The article is about the people who save Thanksgiving – the plumbers who unstick pipes, the hotline helpers who answer our panicked cooking questions. And […]

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Sex Shops In The Bronx

Category: ALL
Romantic Depot Bronx Sex Shops In The Bronx aren’t that plentiful in NYC. Romantic Depot Bronx Sex Toy Store is conveniently located off exit 13 off I-95 / NE Thruway in the Bronx. Romantic Depot is the Largest Adult Store in the entire NYC tri-state area including the entire Northeast of

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To Know the Blessed God

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach, sponsored
This week the blog is sponsored by Heritage College & Seminary and the post is written by Dr. Stephen Yuille, Vice President of Academics and Academic Dean of the College. It’s my joy and privilege to serve at Heritage College & Seminary in Canada. In my role, I get asked lots of

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The Making of Christian Morality

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
David G. HorrellThe Making of Christian Morality: Reading Paul in Ancient and Modern ContextsGrand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2019.Available at Eerdmans and Koorong. This volume of collected essays by David Horrell covers aspects of Paul’s churches, Pauline ethics, and ethical readings of Paul.

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The Rock Pile

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 In the space of a few short […]

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The Nature of Discouragement

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Psalm 16:7-11 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;even at night my heart instructs me.8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;my body also will rest secure,10 because you

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