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  • "The Nativity of St. John the Baptist: Born to Forerun" (Sermon on Luke 1:57-80)

    06/23/2018 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 24, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Nativity of St. John the Baptist: Born to Forerun” (Luke 1:57-80) Last week I opened the sermon by saying that we are in the “long green meadow” of the church year, that is, the non-festival half of the church year, when the liturgical color is green. But then, here we are today, and the color of the paraments is white! What gives? Well, today is a little exception to that rule, because today, June 24, is one of the more important of the minor festivals, and it happens to fall on a Sunday this year. Today is the day...
  • Andy Stanley's "Stand Alone" Resurrection vs “Scripture Alone” - A Response

    06/23/2018 8:18:04 PM PDT · by OddLane
    Whitefield Fellowship ^ | June 22, 2018 | Keith Darrell
    Andy Stanley's sermon series "The Aftermath" demonstrates a downgrade in evangelical theology. In his hope to make Christianity acceptable to an increasingly hostile environment, Andy seeks to eliminate anything, including the Bible, that may stand in the way of people accepting the message. Here we examine Andy's attempt to have the resurrection "stand alone" in opposition to "Scripture Alone,” which is a false dichotomy. The simple reality: Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. His death, burial, and resurrection are "according to the Scriptures," as Paul states is of "first importance." The resurrection, like the Scriptures, does not "stand alone," but it...
  • How might baking soda boost cancer therapy?

    06/23/2018 8:15:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 1, 2018 | Source: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which cells enter a state of dormancy as tissues starved of oxygen become increasingly acidic. The study, led by Chi Van Dang, scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, has potentially significant implications for cancer therapy: Large swaths of solid tumors are often deprived of oxygen, and cells in such patches are thought to be a major source of drug resistance and disease relapses. Baking soda had previously been reported to enhance cancer immunotherapy by one of the co-authors of the new study, though the mechanism...
  • Oklahoma conservatives’ views on medical marijuana evolving

    06/23/2018 8:13:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 22nd, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY
    LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an AR-15 rifle. He also came of age during the 1980s and believed in the anti-drug mantra that labeled marijuana as a dangerous gateway drug. But his view on marijuana changed as his pastoral work extended into hospice care and he saw patients at the end of their lives benefiting from the use...
  • Here’s How Trump Wants to Streamline Government

    06/23/2018 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 21, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration proposes to reform and reorganize government by streamlining food regulation, merging two Cabinet departments, and consolidating housing programs.Combining the Education and Labor departments is among 32 proposals in a plan released Thursday by the Office of Management and Budget in response to a charge President Donald Trump issued 14 months ago.“We wanted to change the dialogue in Washington, to say it’s not acceptable to have things that just don’t make sense,” Margaret Weichert, OMB’s deputy director for management, told The Daily Signal.Weichert did not provide an estimate of savings, but said it would be clear in the...
  • Hank Aaron supports athletes who snub the White House, use fame to speak out

    06/23/2018 7:54:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 23, 2018 | RACHEL KONING BEALS
    That’s the 84-year-old MLB Hall of Famer on athletes turning their professional sports platform into a political loudspeaker. Aaron, when asked, said he wasn’t so interested in visiting the White House either, if ever asked: “There’s nobody there I want to see,” he said at a ceremony for the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Awards, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. President Trump uninvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on the eve of their scheduled celebration at the White House earlier this month, citing the small contingent of players and team representatives that planned to attend. Trump has not hosted...
  • Baking Soda: For Cooking, Cleaning, And Kidney Health?

    06/23/2018 7:54:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 10 replies
    SciencyDaily ^ | July 17, 2009 | Source: American Society of Nephrology
    A daily dose of sodium bicarbonate—baking soda, already used for baking, cleaning, acid indigestion, sunburn, and more—slows the decline of kidney function in some patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), reports an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients' nutritional status, and has the potential of translating into significant economic, quality of life, and clinical outcome benefits," comments Magdi Yaqoob, MD (Royal London Hospital). The study included 134 patients with advanced CKD and low bicarbonate levels, also called metabolic acidosis. One group received a small daily...
  • Immigration: Why I Cried With Sadness For Rachel Maddow And Joy For Italy's New Government?

    06/23/2018 7:48:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/23/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Left, right, populism....all are meaningless concepts. Unintelligible for the new generations. Artificial intelligence is destroying the traditional world of work. Old nation-states have been emptied from within, and we are going back to the age of city-states" Beppe Grillo-founder and first leader of Italy's Five Star Movement, partner party of Italy's new government with the League-"Newsweek" interview 5/14/2018 "I was lost in a fantasy that blinded me....." "Your Love Broke Through"-as sung by Phil Keaggy To see Rachel Maddow resort to tears on television this week reminded me of why she's there shedding the tears. The purpose of MSNBC is...
  • Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

    06/23/2018 7:43:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 16 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 25, 2018 | Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
    A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in the Journal of Immunology. They have shown that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, it becomes a trigger for the stomach to make more acid to digest the next meal and for...
  • Famous Veteran: James Doohan "Scotty"

    06/23/2018 7:39:34 PM PDT · by eastforker · 8 replies
    warhistoryonline ^ | 11/29/16 | Shahon Russell
    Doohan did so well he became a Commissioned Lieutenant with the 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. In 1940, he was sent to England for further training. Fast forward to D-Day – the Allied Invasion of France on June 6, 1944. The British, Americans and Canadians were each assigned a portion of France’s Normandy beaches.
  • North Korea erasing most anti-US propaganda

    06/23/2018 7:38:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 23, 2018 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Nix the nuclear warheads, cue the doves. The North Korean government is erasing much of its anti-U.S. propaganda following dictator Kim Jong-un’s forays onto the world stage. Gone are the posters depicting the U.S. as a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” and promising “merciless revenge” on American forces for an imagined attack on the totalitarian country. In their place are cheery messages touting praising the prospects for Korean reunification and the declaration Kim signed in April with South Korean President Moon Jae-in promising “lasting peace,” according to reports.
  • Sulpiride and melatonin decrease tinnitus perception (shortened tile)

    06/23/2018 7:34:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    Journal Otolaryngol (PubMer) ^ | 2007 | Lopez-Gonzalez MA
    DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was done. SETTING: General otorhinolaryngologic consultation for 2002-2004 in Seville, Spain. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients consulted for subjective tinnitus. They were included randomly in four groups of 30. RESULTS: Based on the subjective grading, tinnitus perception diminished by 56% in patients treated with sulpiride, by 40% in patients treated with melatonin, by 81% in patients treated with sulpiride plus melatonin, and by 22% in patients treated with placebo. Based on the visual analogue scale, tinnitus perception diminished from 7.7 to 6.3 in patients treated with sulpiride, to 6.5 in those treated with...
  • ed Hen Owner Who Booted Sarah Sanders Speaks Out: Would ‘Absolutely’ Do it Again

    06/23/2018 7:30:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4:51 pm, June 23rd, 2018 | y Tamar Auber
    Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson said she was actually home when she got a phone call informing her that Sanders had walked into her small, farm-to-table restaurant. “[The chef] said the staff is a little concerned. What should we do?” Wilkinson told WaPo. “I said I’d be down to see if it’s true.” Wilkinson also said she had her doubts that Sanders would actually be in a restaurant in her small, rural town but once arriving, she confirmed it was true and Sanders was indeed seated at a group table with other adults. She then huddled with the staff, many...
  • Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis

    06/23/2018 7:21:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 12 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 18, 2011 | University of Bristol
    New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the University of Bristol study, funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally develop osteoarthritis, reduced disease by 50 per cent compared to a standard diet. The research is a major step forward in showing that omega-3 fatty acids, either sourced from fish oil or flax oil, may help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, or even prevent it occurring,...
  • Where is Stormy Daniels?

    06/23/2018 7:00:13 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    me ^ | 6/23/18 | Rebelbase
    Like a pair of old shoes it was comforting to see her name in the headlines every day. Nothing changed. It was Stormy but a calm sameness in a typically fast changing news horizon. Now she's gone. Poof! Vanished. Tossed aside like yesterday's garbage. The cruelty of the media is never ending.
  • Disney Disaster: ‘Star Wars’ Spinoffs On Hold

    06/23/2018 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 June 2018 | John Nolte
    Until the breathtaking box office failure of Solo, Disney was brimming with plans to fill out the Star Wars universe with standalone stories like Rogue One and Solo. In fact, movies about Obi-Wan Kenobi and the bounty hunter Boba Fett were already in active development. The plan now, according to Collider, is for Lucasfilm to retreat from these standalones to “focus their attention on Star Wars: Episode IX and what the next trilogy of Star Wars films will be after that film.” While it will be nearly impossible to articulate just what a disaster this is for Disney, let me...
  • I am going to the border. Here’s why.

    06/23/2018 6:35:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | June 23,2018 | Lily Eskelsen García President National Education Association
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”-Bishop Desmond TutuOn Sunday, I am going to Tornillo, Texas on the Mexican border, where Donald Trump has jailed innocent children. As an elementary teacher, as president of a union of educators dedicated to nurturing every student, as a mother, and as a Latina, I must bear witness to Donald Trump’s unimaginable cruelty and inexplicable inhumanity to children.Any parent knows the panic of momentarily losing a child in the store, and most of us can remember being children ourselves and feeling the terror sweep...
  • Gospel of Mark Ch. 1

    06/23/2018 6:22:32 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of...
  • Ex-President of Ireland Says Baptism Creates “Infant Conscripts”

    06/23/2018 6:00:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/23/18 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - Baptizing babies is a violation of their human rights, according to the former president of Ireland. Mary McAleese, who served in the largely ceremonial role of president from 1997-2011, also said she would not attend the Aug. 22-26 World Meeting of Families taking place in Dublin. She told the Irish Times the event, which Pope Francis will attend Aug. 25-26, will only serve as a “political rally” for the “reinforcement of orthodoxy.” McAleese told the newspaper that by baptizing children before they have reached the age of reason, the Church is creating “infant conscripts who are...
  • Nearly 200 Priests Apply for Gun Permits After Spate of Murders in Philippines

    06/23/2018 5:57:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/22/18 | Staff Reporter
    The figures come after three priests were murdered in the space of a yearAlmost 200 priests in the Philippines have filed for permits to carry firearms in response to four attacks on clergy in the past year. Since the law was changed in 2014, members of certain high-risk professions are exempted from going through the usual process to obtain such a permit. According to a report by the Inquirer, this includes priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, lawyers, journalists, cashiers, bank tellers, physicians, nurses, and certain businessmen. People employed in these fields no longer have to prove they are in serious danger...