At his death, the great artist Michelangelo left many unfinished projects. But four of his sculptures were never meant to be completed. The Bearded Slave, the Atlas Slave, the Awakening Slave, and the Young Slave, though they appear unfinished, are just as Michelangelo intended them to be. The artist wanted to show what it might feel like to be forever ensla […]
Prayer is a conversation with God, not a formula. Yet sometimes we might need to use a “method” to freshen up our prayer time. We can pray the Psalms or other Scriptures (such as The Lord’s Prayer), or use the ACTS method (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication). I recently came across this “Five-Finger Prayer” to use as a guide when praying f […]
Some days seem to have a theme running through them. Recently I had one of those days. Our pastor began his sermon on Genesis 1 with two minutes of breath-taking, time-lapse photography of blossoming flowers. Then, at home, a scroll through social media revealed numerous posts of flowers. Later on a walk in the woods, the wildflowers of spring surrounded us— […]
Tricia Mingerink’s young adult Christian fantasy series The Blades of Acktar contains a scene where the protagonist is forced to watch friends and family martyred for their faith. A fearful person, she was struck by the peace with which each martyr faced death. In a moment of clarity, she realized that these believers were not bound by their immediate circum […]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
After spending time with the Columbia Fireflies, Tim Tebow homered in his second game with the St. Lucie Mets (AP) The legend of Tim Tebow only continues to grow after the quarterback-turned-baseball-prospect smacked a two-run home run in the second inning of his second game with the Class A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets on Wednesday evening. That did not just hap […]
The Potomac Nationals have found a unique way to pay homage to Tommy John surgery. (Potomac Nationals) For the past several years the limits of minor league promotions have been pushed to the point where anything is now possible. That includes but is not limited to bobblehead dolls with actual facial hair and allowing former Heisman Trophy winners with limit […]
There is no better defensive third baseman in baseball than Nolan Arenado. Some may come close, but no one provides the same range, ability and throwing power as Arenado. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] This isn’t really a surprise. The Colorado Rockies third baseman has won a Gold Glove award every year he’s been in the league. After making this unb […]
The Chicago Cubs’ decision to visit the White House a second time since their World Series championship was met with plenty of criticism Tuesday. On Wednesday, that criticism nearly turned to outrage. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] A picture from the event emerged that appeared to show outfielder Albert Almora (in the plaid shirt next to Kris Bryant […]
The All-Star Game rosters are almost set. Voting is down to the wire, and has entered the home stretch. Major League Baseball released its final balloting update Monday, and some races can still be decided before things are finalized. Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday to submit their votes on MLB.com. You are allowed to vote up to five times per day […]
It takes a special superhero to merit a third film reboot in 15 years. Then again, Spider-Man has always been more sympathetic than his peers. Neither billionaire (Tony Stark in Iron Man) nor genius (Dr. Bruce Banner in Hulk) nor god (Thor in Thor), Peter Parker is just a stressed-out, nerdy teenager who happened to…
President Trump hosted the families of victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants at the White House on Wednesday as a part of an effort to put pressure on Republicans in the House to pass legislation targeting so-called sanctuary cities. “You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation’s…
The contrast could not be more extreme: a loud, pushy, anti-intellectual President Donald Trump versus a soft-spoken, recessive, philosophical former president, Barack Obama. The difference has become especially glaring in recent days, with Trump repeatedly breaking the tradition of a new president refraining from dissing his predecessor.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed documents with the Justice Department showing his consulting firm was paid more than $17 million between 2012 and 2014 for work on behalf of a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.
Hours after telling reporters they would be allowed to cover President Donald Trump's first re-election fundraiser in Washington on Wednesday, the White House abruptly switched course, closing the event to media in a break from past precedent.
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