The coronavirus had one huge advantage: the element of surprise. It gave no advance warning, no early danger-signs, not even a gradual evolution. One mutation, and suddenly it was there, invisible and unstoppable.Add a comment
In these days, much of the world is busy watching the World Cup 2018 from Moscow. Others who may read the non-sport news would be hearing much about the Airborne Fire Bombs and Arson Kites in the southern border of Israel in Gaza. However, there are other stories about Israel that you don’t hear in your international news.Add a comment
National Women's Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August. The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country's pass laws that required South Africans defined as "black" under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport, known as a pass, that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. The first National Women's Day was celebrated on 9 August 1994. In 2006, a re-enactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans.Add a comment
After the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, news reporters are again raising the agonizing question of why so many young people who have grown up in Europe are being radicalized and joining ISIS or other extremist religious organizations. The statistics are truly disturbing.Add a comment
The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France, consecrated on 26 April 1248.Add a comment
“Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
Those were just words when, as a very small boy, I was taught to pray at bedtime.
They carried no particular meaning. As an adult however, they have recently become extremely meaningful--or words very like them.Add a comment
Everyone around the world seems to know what the U.S. Supreme Court decided about gay marriage on June 25, 2015.
Many are outraged and many are thrilled.
At the request of the WRF International Director, Dr. Flip Buys, I am sharing a few thoughts about this matter.Add a comment
The Supreme Court's decision enabling same-sex marriage in all states has gotten much attention, positively and negatively. It will facilitate unbiblical marriages everywhere, and God and his law will be massively mocked. Of course that is very serious. Going ahead, will those opposing this decision be convicted of hate-crime? It is very possible.Add a comment
When the story of our time is written, and if America ever does turn back from its path toward destruction, it may be that historians will point to June 17, 2015 and the days that followed as the moment when that change began.Add a comment
Recently a Muslim Imam in Kuwait made a startling admission. Takmeel-e-Pakistan’s candid sermon was posted on the internet. It is worth hearing and considering:Add a comment
There’s a juggernaut coming our way that seems likely to sweep every opposition from its path.Add a comment
In the middle of April, astronomers announced the discovery of a planet very like the Earth. It’s called Kepler-186f. Not the most romantic of names, but we can forgive that. It’s named after the telescope that discovered it.Add a comment