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Positive Effects of Parenthood

  1. 27th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

a little boy sitting on his father's shoulders while his mom smiles at him Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley recently reviewed data on over one million babies born in Washington state between 1996 and 2009. Study findings revealed that “when women become pregnant, they are much less likely to be arrested, for a wide range of crimes” (The Economist, January 3, 2020).

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Global Unrest Soars

  1. 24th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

artistic representation of a globe in pieces A recent study by a leading risk analysis and global forecasting company reports, “A quarter of all countries experienced a dramatic surge in civil unrest” in 2019 (The Guardian, January 16, 2020). The conclusions in the study were based on the severity and frequency of protests against governments, the use of security forces to quell unrest, and national abuses...

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New Testament Refutes Traditional Belief

  1. 20th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

earth floating over an open Bible Dr. N.T. Wright is a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and is a prolific writer. He is affiliated with both St. Andrews and Oxford Universities, and recently wrote a revealing article for TIME magazine (December 16, 2019). According to Dr.

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Water Wars Ahead?

  1. 17th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

water pump on parched earth with nuclear blast on horizon The Pacific Institute based in California has amassed a database linking global conflict to vital resources like clean drinking water. In the past ten years, water-related conflicts around the globe have doubled compared to previous decades (The Guardian, December 31, 2019).

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Emotions and Godly Habits

  1. 13th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

New research by Dr. BJ Fogg at Stanford University suggests that it is emotion, not repetition, that creates lasting habits (TIME, December 30, 2019). It all has to do with motivation. “There is a direct connection between what you feel when you do a behavior and the likelihood that you will repeat the behavior in the future.” According to Dr.

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Here Come the Germans!

  1. 10th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

german flag with europe superimposed upon it In 2020, Germany is positioned to have a major impact on the European Union and the world. Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s former Minister of Defense, is now President of the European Commission and is calling for a Green Deal to address climate change and make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent.

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Australia Is On Fire!

  1. 06th January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

artist rendering the continent of australia ablaze Evacuations continue across large swaths of Australia as raging fires continue to scorch the nation. On Monday, over 100,000 people were evacuated from the suburbs of Melbourne (Deutsche Welle, December 31, 2019). In another area of the country, four thousand people were trapped on a beach between the burning fires and the sea, awaiting water and air rescue.

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Will Poland Leave the EU?

  1. 03rd January 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

With Boris Johnson’s recent landslide victory, many in Britain and in the parliament of the European Union expect Brexit to happen in January 2020. Many EU supporters have also expressed concerns that if Britain leaves, other nations will follow. Now, EU leaders fear that recent Polish court actions could lead to Poland’s exit from the EU, following Britain’s...

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Benefits of Singing Together

  1. 30th December 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

people singing in a choir Modern research supports an activity God has long commanded and reveals benefits He no doubt designed: Singing in a group benefits those involved by helping people bond and feel part of the group and by improving physical and mental health (The Conversation, October 28, 2015).

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Frustration and Desperation in Italy

  1. 27th December 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

statue of an Italian king near an Italian flag Reuters reports that a recent poll in Italy is causing some concern: “Almost half of Italians are in favor of having a ‘strongman’ in power who does not care about parliament and elections… casting doubts on the strength of democracy in a major European nation” (December 6, 2019). Italians are fed up with the lack of economic recovery following the 2008 global...

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