I like Yassin. He is a good refugee. I would eat his wraps if I were there.
“God in a Manger” (2009)
“The Permanence of Christmas” (2008)
Why it’s the best and worst of times for India’s burgeoning churches.
The world’s most unexpected megachurch pastor might be an illiterate, barefoot father of five.
Bhagwana Lal grows maize and raises goats on a hilltop in Rajasthan, India’s largest state, famous for its supply of marble that graces the Taj Mahal. He belongs to the tribals: the cultural group below the Dalits, whose members are literally outcasts from India’s caste system (and often called “thumb signers” because of how they vote). Read more of this post
They wanted to live life like you and I. Read more of this post
This is a painful day for many Americans. I grieve with those for their lost loved ones. Let us not forget what happened just 15 years ago. Some evil element attacked freedom and the march against our freedoms continue inside the USA and from the outside.
Watch this video with me. I hope Mr Pipes is correct. Regardless, we keep our vigilance against tyranny in support of freedom for all of humanity.
Since I was very little I’ve been hearing stories about the holocaust. These were not stories that a friend of a friend told me. These were my family stories. My grandmother used to tell me about the times she was separated from my grandpa, not knowing if he was alive. Whenever I wouldn’t eat she would bring up stories about starvation in the labor camp she spent years of her youth. The holocaust has always been present in my mind making me appreciate the life that I have and fear the possibility of something similar happening again. Read more of this post
“This is why we do the Olympics,” political scientist Ian Bremmer.
As the Rio Games concluded with pomp, ritual and samba-infused performances, here are some examples of the athletes and fans who are taking home gold medals in the Olympic spirit.
- When Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand fell in the 5,000-meter race, she tripped up Team USA’s Abbey D’Agostino. D’Agostino stopped to help Hamblin up and the two continued on — until D’Agostino collapsed on the track with what doctors would diagnose as a torn ACL. Hamblin then stopped her race and helped D’Agostino up and across the finish line. The two women had never met. As fans cheered like mad, Hamblin said of D’Agostino: “That girl is the Olympic spirit right there . . . Regardless of the race and the result on the board, that’s a moment you’re never ever going to forget for the rest of your life — that girl shaking my shoulder, like: ‘Come on, get up.’”
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