BBC News wrote: Secretary of State Julian Smith and TĂĄnaiste (Irish Deputy Prime Minister) Simon Coveney made the announcement at a press conference at Stormont on Thursday evening. The move came three years to the day since devolution collapsed in Northern Ireland. If agreed, the deal, entitled New Decade, New Approach, will see the assembly reconvene on Friday. Mr Smith, who has written to the assembly speaker asking him to convene a sitting on Friday, said the deal will transform public services and restore public confidence in devolved government....
excerpt from, "Stormont talks: Draft deal to break deadlock published"
https://tinyurl.com/vjgoajn (NI legislative body has returned)
ABC.net.au wrote: Iran's supreme leader has offered condolences and called for an investigation after his country's armed forces acknowledged that they accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 aboard....
â˘Iranian authorities have said those responsible for the crash will be held accountable
â˘The Boeing 737 went down during take-off from Tehran just hours after Iran attacked US forces
â˘Officials say 82 Iranians, at least 57 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians died in the crash
https://tinyurl.com/w32gv4m (Iran blames human error for 'unintentionally' shooting down Ukrainian plane)
Homeschooling children, especially bright ones, takes at least dedicated parents. It would also help if they had some smarts as well.
https://tinyurl.com/w575mpe (Meet the 'Brainy Bunch,' family with 7 kids in college by age 12) from which,
Scott Stump wrote: .... We didn't have this great plan,'' mom Mona Lisa Harding told Matt Lauer. "It just kind of happened. We started homeschooling, and it was very efficient. Kids have to be educated, and as they accelerated, we had to find another option because they outdid me very young."Â
Hannah, now 26, was the first to "outdo" her mom in math ("which is easy," Mona Lisa admitted to Kathie Lee and Hoda). So Mona Lisa got the idea that she could take an online college class and get college credit while she was still at home. The seven college-enrolled kids have taken a mix of courses online and attended in-person classes on campus....
John Stuart Mill, probably the most famous nineteenth-century atheist that there was, was rigorously homeschooled. He out did his father in atheism. The story of his interesting homeschooling can be found at the following site:
https://tinyurl.com/hk5w9u6 (The education of John Stuart Mill)
Mike you should find this Christianity Today article interesting.
Kate Shellnutt wrote: Faith in the parties
Despite all they have in common, evangelicals overall and those in historically black churches have leaned toward opposite sides of the political spectrum. A majority of evangelicals view the Republican Party (59%) and President Trump (58%) as friendly to religion, but few black Protestants agree, Pew reported. About 1 in 5 (21%) consider the Republican Party friendly to religion, and 1 in 6 (16%) say that the president is....
Many black Protestants fail to see the spiritual fruit of the Christian convictions employed by Republicans and actually want to see more faith engagement on the political right. In the Pew survey, 37 percent of black Protestants, a plurality, said religious conservatives have âtoo littleâ control of the Republican Partyâmore than the 28 percent of evangelicals and 18 percent of mainline Protestants who said the same....
excerpt from, "Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics"
Just substitute the word, "permanent" or put it alongside "interim" wherever it occurs in the post and it will even be more accurate!
Bud Brown wrote: .... 3. Political causes divide congregants.
Unless youâre the Interim Pastor of a very small church, chances are better than ever that the members are not unified on many inflammatory political questions of the day;Â younger believers especially hold views radically different than their elders. It may even be that the political divide has contributed to a long history of short pastorates. Interim Pastors who preach on or introduce political causes, views, convictions, opinions or theories into the sermon are going to gain stature with some and lose stature with others. Youâre there to unite the church around its God-given mission, not cause fractures to set in place.
excerpt from "Wisdom for Interim Pastors"
Timothy, my gift isn't being a street Preacher. unfortunately, or very fortunately, if they realize the fact most pastors aren't designed to be politicians either
Mike, you may consider a conservative Unitarian Church perfect-- I wouldn't even consider a politically conservative Methodist Church anywhere near a perfect Churchâ
Paul D. Shinkman wrote: President Donald Trump and other Western leaders appeared willing to afford reasonable doubt to Tehran, despite evidence it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet.
WESTERN LEADERS BYÂ consensus agreed Thursday that Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 passengers on board, but they conspicuously stopped short of expressing the kind of outrage and vitriol that has previously defined criticism of Tehran's aggression....
excerpt from, https://tinyurl.com/vv4nu2l (West Backs Off of Blaming Iran Despite Crash Evidence)
The person featured in the article may have been looking at just one town or his own state? I wouldn't be surprised if some of the rural schools in New Jersey were not so Satan besotted. I would have been more impressed if he said to keep them out of Catholic parochial schools, no matter which of the 50 states you're looking atâđ
https://tinyurl.com/onopq7q (NET: Home School Nebraska)
Homeschooling is fine depending on your own education and intellect, and I would say serious determination.
Romans 8:5-8 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God, for it is not subject to Godâs law, neither indeed can it be. Those who are in the flesh canât please God. ---WEB
It is good that some Churches take a little time off of politics and send out missionaries
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
Bloomberg being a good Jew, works alright necessary part of salvationâ One might also add, a Christian without works probably doesn't have faith.
James 2:13-18 For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him? And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food, and one of you tells them, âGo in peace. Be warmed and filled;â yet you didnât give them the things the body needs, what good is it? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. Yes, a man will say, âYou have faith, and I have works.â Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
Timothy, sometimes you are amusing but almost always wrong . I would suggest you read the Wikipedia article about Jim Bakker. If you had read the article you would known that Jim Bakker was and still is wrong.
You know, Timothy, it is just as easy for you to look up Wikipedia as it is meâ
It is an interesting article so I will reference it. So they were most likely the cause of the trouble in Washington DC.đ
Wikipedia wrote: According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), "Some, but not all [sects of the Black Hebrew Israelites], are outspoken anti-Semites and racists." As of December 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center "lists 144 Black Hebrew Israelite organizations as black separatist hate groups because of their antisemitic and anti-white beliefs."
Why, Timothy you have it all wrong âJim Bakker probably meant that anybody who supported Trump was being saved for the devil.
Wikipedia wrote: In response to the scandal, Falwell [Sr.] called Bakker a liar, an embezzler, a sexual deviant, and "the greatest scab and cancer on the face of Christianity in 2,000 years of church history."
excerpt from, "Jim Bakker"
Oopsđ something that I should have added for Baker and friends:
Nancy Pelosi wrote: âWe must avoid war, And the cavalier attitude of this administration, it's stunning. The president will say, âI inform you by reading my tweets.â No, that's not the relationship that our founders had in mind in the constitution of the United States when they gave power to the White House to do one thing in terms of our national security and to the Congress to declare war and to allocate resources and the rest.â
excerpt from,"Pelosi dismisses critics of Iran war powers debate asÂ 'foolish'"