Stepping Up—Again. The Heritage Foundation has named a new president, and one with a tie to The Colson Center. Kay Cole James has a renowned 30-year career in and around Washington dating back to the Reagan administration. She was executive of the Office of Personnel Management under George W. Bush and served as a comparison confidant to Donald Trump during his transition to the White House. James perceived the Colson Center’s annual Wilberforce Award in 1996. The Colson Center offers James interjection for similar to offer once again, and we honour Heritage, which, according to many, is the many critical regressive consider tank in the country, on this superb choice.
Sunday Service. Chick-fil-A is famous for its “Closed on Sunday” policy. But last Sunday night, the Atlanta-based business concluded to offer stranded travelers and emergency workers in Atlanta influenced by the outrageous energy outage at Hartsfield International Airport. A matter expelled by Chick-fil-A read: “The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance. We immediately mobilized staff and group members who live and work nearby the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center).” According to WORLD, “The Christian-owned fast-food sequence headed up by CEO Dan Cathy is famous for watching the Sabbath by shutting its restaurants on Sunday, but it also recognizes that infrequently it is called to perform ‘works of prerequisite and mercy’ on the Lord’s Day.” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted, “We have supposing 2,000 dishes so far. Special appreciate you to Dan Cathy and @ChickfilA for their support.”
Signs of Life. Last week the Ohio General Assembly upheld a check banning abortions of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. The legislation upheld the state residence in Nov and privileged the state parliament last week. Gov. John Kasich has indicated he will sign the bill. The new law would demarcate abortions “because an unborn child has or may have Down syndrome.” Abortionists who violate the law would face a transgression charge, yet the mothers concerned would not face prosecution.
Worldview Matters. If you don’t consider worldview matters, consider Venezuela. It is, by some measures, one of the richest countries on the planet, with the world’s largest proven oil reserves. So because are its people starving? The answer: a foolish joining by the country’s dictators to a Marxist/socialist ideology. For a absolute comment of Venezuela’s suffering, and the reasons why, greatfully review this in-depth demeanour from the photographers and writers of The New York Times.
Stories of the Year. The arise of “Trumpvangelicals” is the top sacrament story of 2017, according to a check of sacrament news writers by Religion News Service. Trump was also the top sacrament newsmaker of the year, beating out Pope Francis, Martin Luther, and Roy Moore. WORLD repository does not collect a top story in its “News of the Year” special feature, but President Trump was distinguished in its coverage, too. Other stories that consequence year-end notice: North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons program, Hurricane Irma and other Atlantic storms that influenced the U.S., the London terror attacks, the Las Vegas shooting, and the massacre of 26 people at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Milestones. On Dec 16, 1944, the Battle of the Bulge began. It lasted until Jan 25, 1945, and was the last full-scale battle of World War II in the European theatre, effectively destroying the German Luftwaffe. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945…. On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached…. Twenty years ago currently the film “Titanic” opened. It went on to turn the second-greatest hit of all time (behind “Avatar”), grossing some-more than $2 billion at the box office.
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