News and Prophecy

Scotland Leads LGBTI Bandwagon

  1. 10th December 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Scotland will become the first country in the world to embed the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum” (The Guardian, November 9, 2018). “State schools will be required to teach pupils about the history of LGBTI equalities and movements, as well as tackling homophobia and transphobia and exploring LGBTI...

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A Coming European Empire?

  1. 07th December 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

After years of independent comments by EU leaders calling for a European Army, and following “pressure” from U.S. President Donald Trump for Europe to increase defense spending, European leaders now appear ready to act. According to the EU Observer, “German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday backed the idea of creating a ‘real, true’ army for the European Union...

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EU Approves “Brexit” Plan

  1. 30th November 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

On Sunday, the 27 members of the EU unanimously approved the “Brexit” plan presented to them by British Prime Minister Theresa May and her team, despite a last-minute attempt by Spain to stir up the Gibraltar debate (BBC, November 25, 2018). Britain is now one step closer to “peacefully” exiting the EU on March 29, 2019. The plan, referred to by European leaders...

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Benefits of Being Thankful

  1. 26th November 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A number of nations around the world celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday. Yet, the central element of “giving thanks” is frequently overshadowed by the self-centered commercialism associated with Halloween and Christmas. In the United States, even before the shopping madness of  America’s “Black Friday” (the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. and one of the busiest...

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Drowning in Debt Nation

  1. 23rd November 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The United States, like many other nations, is facing an ever-growing mountain of national debt. The interest paid on the U.S. national debt is on pace to even exceed military spending in the years ahead (Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2018).

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Screen Time and Unhappy Youth

  1. 19th November 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Some question the media hype about an apparent connection between increasing “screen time” among youth and their increasing rates of unhappiness. However, a new study at the San Diego State University published in the peer-reviewed journal Emotion adds more weight to the connection between poor psychological health and screen time (Research Digest, October 2,...

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The Power of Servant Leadership

  1. 12th November 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Many companies are turning away from a leadership model based on “charm and charisma”—thanks to the realization that effective leaders tend to have more humility.

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Merkel to Step Down

  1. 09th November 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Due to “plummeting polls, an unpopular and ineffective coalition, dire performances in recent state elections and increasingly acrimonious in-fighting among her centre-right alliance,” Angela Merkel agreed to step down in 2021, at the end of her current term, after 13 years as Germany’s chancellor (The Guardian, November 3, 2018).

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