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24 Feb 19
Knowing Almighty God

Therefore, it is not apostasy for us now to accept Almighty God’s work of the last days, but rather we are keeping pace with the footsteps of the Lamb and we are acting entirely in accordance with the Lord’s will.

23 Feb 19
Crow Writer

Every once in a while ads stupidly offend their intended audience. Usually, social media flames up in angry comments and the companies suffer a PR nightmare. Some mismatched text and/or colors might convey the wrong message. We usually just laugh off a spelling mistake or an odd spacing. I am talking about ads with a […]

23 Feb 19
Relearninglove

Is a person with same-sex sexual desires unsuitable for the priesthood? If so, to what extent do these desires have to be present to disqualify someone? In 2005, the Vatican published a document, “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to […]

01 Jun 12
The Biblical Perspective

Let me just say right off the bat that I am a partial-preterist, similar to the likes of such men as: R. C. Sproul, Jay E. Adams, Milton S. Terry, John Owen, Bishop Thomas Newton, Adam Clarke, John Lightfoot, Kenneth Gentry, Gary DeMar, David Chilton, and Greg Bahnsen to name just a few. This is […]

01 Jan 10
The Biblical Perspective

Isaiah 66:1 is the same passage that Stephen used in his defense that God does not SIT or DWELL in temples made with men’s hands. And in Acts 17:24-25, Paul affirms the same thing as Stephen, adding, “He is not served by human hands.” Human hands offering up animal sacrifices in a future physically rebuilt […]

23 Feb 19
Moonlake's Fiction Space

Chapter 3: A Dawning Comprehension Zhang looks at the glazed-over eyes of the young warrior Meng and knows that he still needs more time. Time, the ultimate cure for all pains. He shakes his head bitterly. Pity it doesn’t work on everyone. He looks across at Xun Zhen and sees his student deep in thought. […]

23 Feb 19
Montgomery the Moose

Reunion “You’re looking for your sons?” Montgomery the Moose asked, already sure of which sons the small woman was talking about. “Jerry and Tommy,” she replied. “They’re about my size. Have you seen them?” Montgomery was too surprised to know what to say, but the Chocolate Lab replied “No. Who are you, and what are […]

23 Feb 19
My Comic Relief

Like everyone else in the world, I fell in love with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse when I saw it.  Miles Morales’ story began when I wasn’t reading comic books and, when I returned, it was one of the things I couldn’t wait to explore.  In fact, for the first year of my return to comic […]

23 Feb 19
Radio Free

Moldovan President Igor Dodon says his country needs to maintain good relations with Russia amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. In an interview with the Associated Press published on February 21, Dodon said his country relies on Moscow for energy, exports, and for help to settle the long-standing conflict in its pro-Russia […]

23 Feb 19
GoldDerby
Attention Little Monsters: Be sure to set your DVRs for Sunday, February 24 as that’s when Lady Gaga will perform live at the 91st Oscars. Unlike the last two times she graced the Academy Awards stage as a solo performer, this time she’ll be joined by her “A Star Is Born” co-star/director Bradley Cooper for a duet of her nominated song “Shallow.” The dynamic duo will perform as themselves and not as their film characters, singer/songwriter Ally and gravely voiced country singer Jackson Maine. “Shallow” won two Grammys earlier this month for Best Visual Media Song and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The song, which serves as an anthem for dealing with life’s darkest moments, was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. This quartet performed a rocking version of “Shallow” together at the Grammys, but Cooper was overseas representing “A Star Is Born” at the BAFTA Awards that same day so he couldn’t join them. SEE Bradley Cooper will sing ‘Shallow’ in own voice at Oscars, not as ‘A Star is Born’ character Jackson Maine Gaga most recently performed at the 2016 Oscars ceremony, singing “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” which was nominated for Best Song for Gaga and Diane Warren. Even though Oscars viewers agreed that Gaga blew the roof off of the Dolby Theatre, she later lost the trophy to “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre.” The first time the music superstar appeared at the Oscars was at the 2015 ceremony when she belted out a medley of “The Sound of Music” songs for the film’s 50th anniversary. Gold Derby predicts “Shallow” will easily win Best Song at the 2019 Oscars over co-nominees “All the Stars” from “Black Panther,” “I’ll Fight” from “RBG,” “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” and “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” SEE 2 Oscar Experts’ Predictions CLASH: Best Actor? Actress? Watch Tom vs. Pete [Video and audio podcast] Of course, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are also nominated at the Oscars for their acting performances. Gaga’s competition for Best Actress is Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), while Cooper’s Best Actor lineup includes Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Christian Bale (“Vice”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) and Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”). Cooper finds himself nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay as well. The Motion Picture Academy originally wanted only “Shallow” and “All the Stars” to be performed during the ceremony, but they quickly reversed their decision after a fierce backlash from fans. Now all five nominated songs will be performed live on stage in 90-second increments. In addition, Oscar producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss announced that Queen and front-man Adam Lambert will open the show in a special tribute to nominated film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24 [predictions-widget id=1202423586] Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
23 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

Bishops gathered in Lourdes – Illustration – ERIC CABANIS / AFP "Whatever the abuse, it is the greatest humiliation that a human being suffers. And what hurts the most is the certainty that no one will understand you. And it stays in you for all your life. " new victim of sexual abuse told Saturday […]

23 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

Bishops gathered in Lourdes – Illustration – ERIC CABANIS / AFP "Whatever the abuse, it is the greatest humiliation that a human being suffers. And what hurts the most is the certainty that no one will understand you. And it stays in you for all your life. " new victim of sexual abuse told Saturday […]

23 Feb 19
St Edmund of Canterbury

7th Sunday of the Year Dear Friends in Christ, I would like to take this opportunity of sharing some important news with you. Many of our parents already know that our Head teacher of St. John Fisher Primary School, Mrs. Patricia Bryson will be leaving us at the end of April 2019. We will be […]

23 Feb 19
Ella Sobieszczyk's Reconstructing Amelia Blog

Kimberly McCreight gives readers a window into Amelia’s best friend Sylvia’s feelings towards Amelia’s death through a conversation between Lieutenant Lewis, Kate, and Sylvia. Kate is surprised by Sylvia’s less than surprised reaction to the hurtful notes found in Amelia’s room, “But Sylvia had seemed weirdly unsurprised by the “I hate you” notes. Kate had […]

23 Feb 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

The United States is “gravely concerned” by reports that prosecutors in Turkey have moved to indict 16 civil society, media and business leaders, the U.S. State Department said on Saturday. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey/u-s-gravely-concerned-about-reports-of-civil-society-indictments-in-turkey-state-department-idUSKCN1QC0LY?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

23 Feb 19
Recording Editorial History

    Years ago, I started writing a book about a drunken private detective, circa 1953, over the last seven days of his life.  He was a fumbling failure, a not really stupid man, who had fucked up his life so seriously because he was too scared, too damaged to function responsibly in the world […]