News and Prophecy

Pope Visits Pentecostals

  1. 06th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church [in southern Italy], pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism’s greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe” (Associated Press, July 28, 2014).

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Incest OK in Australia, According to Judge

  1. 30th July 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

As unbelievable as it may seem, a “Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion” and contraception (Telegraph, July 10, 2014).

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A Role for Europe in Gaza?

  1. 25th July 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In response to incessant rocket fire from Gaza, Israel retaliated with a military offensive. Since then, dozens of Israelis and more than 600 Palestinians have been killed (BBC, July 23, 2014). Reacting to the carnage, “The UN’s top human rights official has condemned Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed…...

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More Weather Woes!

  1. 23rd July 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Less than a year after Typhoon Haiyan (the strongest storm ever to hit land) struck the Philippines and killed more than 6,300 people, another powerful storm, Typhoon Rammasun (a Thai word for god of thunder), packing 100 mph winds pounded the Philippines this week. The typhoon toppled trees, destroyed thousands of homes, displaced nearly half a million people...

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Return of Germany

  1. 21st July 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Germany’s fourth World Cup championship has rekindled long-suppressed feelings of pride and patriotism in a nation that has felt constrained by its militaristic past. However, the victory could be one more critical factor in the transformation of a nation that is at a crossroads in its history.

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Failing German-American Relations

  1. 18th July 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Germany may be America’s most important European ally, but the relationship between the two countries is on the rocks” following the discovery of a CIA spy in Berlin. This is just one more nail in the coffin of German-American relations following the Snowden leaks (CNN, July 11, 2014). “The New York Times soberly noted that German-American relations have...

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Is America Really a Christian Nation?

  1. 16th July 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Contrary to the comments of some U.S. leaders, most Americans profess to be Christians and they believe that the Bible is “the inspired word of God” (Gallup, June 4, 2014). A recent Gallup poll indicated that about 75 percent of Americans claimed to be Christians and viewed the Bible as “the actual word of God...

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