News and Prophecy

“The Year of Populism”

  1. 01st February 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Right-wing candidates have been growing in favor and popularity throughout Europe due to the European immigration and budget crises. According to one source, “Right-wing populist parties in Europe have been gaining strength for years.

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Screen Time Harms Children’s Health!

  1. 28th January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The Telegraph reports that research continues to document the hazards of children spending time in front of electronic screens. In a review of 80 published studies, “the World Cancer Research Fund [WCRF] found increasing exposure to smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles in childhood is driving long-term weight gain—identified as one of the key causes of...

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Europe and the Pre-Trump Relationship

  1. 25th January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recent BBC article laments the changing relationship between the United States, Britain, and the rest of Europe (January 14, 2019). The author reflects nostalgically on the former close ties between the U.S. and Europe—a relationship that grew closer under American presidents following the Cold War.

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Britain Votes “No” on May’s Brexit Plan

  1. 21st January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29 of this year. Yet, this week, British MPs voted “No” on a British exit plan that has been more than two years in the making (BBC, January 15, 2019). While European leaders have referred to Prime Minister May’s exit plan as the best solution possible, the votes against the plan were more than two to one...

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Will the World “Fall Apart” in 2019?

  1. 18th January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The London Telegraph recently published an article with the sobering title “Geostrategic dystopia: is this the year the world falls apart?” (January 7, 2019). The article states, “This is the year that serial hammer blows to the Western alliance system and the edifice of global governance threaten to bring the old order tumbling down…. Pax Americana is...

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Church Attendance and Divorce Rates

  1. 14th January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Between 1990 and 2010, divorce rates among middle-aged couples doubled! However, “new research, gathered from a 14-year study from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, shows that regular religious service attendance is associated with 50 percent lower divorce rates in later life” (PublishedPR.com, December 3, 2018).

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Europeans Plan an Army

  1. 11th January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The website German Foreign Policy reported that the recent Berlin Security Conference had some informative moments. “Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen used the platform to launch a debate on steps toward limiting parliamentary reservations concerning an ‘army of the Europeans’” (November 29, 2018). German defense spending in five years is forecast...

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Venezuela’s Troubles Impact Neighbors

  1. 04th January 2019
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

As Venezuela’s financial crisis continues, its starving refugees continue to migrate to surrounding nations. In five years, more than two million Venezuelans have left their homes in search of food, hope, and jobs (The Guardian, December 24, 2018).

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Social Media-Inspired Violence

  1. 31st December 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Social media was designed to “connect” people through the Internet. However, we are witnessing the rise of a new phenomenon: social media-inspired violence (Deutsche Welle, November 11, 2018). Social media platforms are now being used by individuals and governments to spread false or intentionally misleading content in order to promote violence and unrest.

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