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Where Is Russia Headed?



Suppose the United States’ government decided to ignore July 4 as Independence Day, the anniversary of its birth as a nation. How would Americans feel about that? How would other nations, who have looked to America’s leadership and example, feel? Yet that is exactly what the government of Russia is doing with the anniversaries of the February and October Revolutions—the very events which, 100 years ago, led to the formation of Russia and its neighbors into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Sudden Terror



On Monday, May 22, Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, detonated an improvised explosive device as concertgoers were leaving the Manchester Arena in the U.K. Besides Abedi, 22 people were killed and approximately 120 were injured. It was the deadliest attack in the United Kingdom since the London bombings on July 7, 2005, and the first in Manchester since the 1996 bombing by the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

How does one make sense of such actions in the light of the Bible?

What's It All For?



A few years ago, some of my friends and I were discussing the vastness of the universe and the wonders found in it. At length, one of my friends asked in astonishment, “What’s it all for?”

A Metaphysical Research Program?



Is the idea that the universe and everything in it—including life—came to be and then evolved by solely natural causes “just a theory”? Or is it something else entirely?

  Originally Published: 30th June 2016

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