Wednesday, November 02, 2016

China's new stealth jet developed with 'stolen' US plans; Mohler: Will Beauty Save the World?...more

The Timeless Cross Revisited
Albert Mohler: The cross of Christ may not be pretty, but it certainly is beautiful ...Similarly, the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ is certainly not attractive from the world’s perspective. The agony of the Savior, the blood of his self-sacrifice, and the horror of crucifixion are not pretty. Yet, while the cross is not pretty, it is certainly beautiful. The cross is beautiful because on it Jesus paid the penalty for sin. The cross is beautiful because in it we see the grace and justice of God. The cross is beautiful because it is also good and true...image

The Two Most Common Practices in Healthy Churches
...and I would add a "praying congregation" to this list

Black market for human eggs surges in China
Business in the underground market for human eggs is flourishing and remains a serious problem in the Chinese mainland.

"Egg collection" agencies advertise their underground services to desperate infertile couples, while young women, especially university students, are lured by the prospect of earning substantial sums of money in payment but by doing so also risking their health.

Advertisements about "egg donation" or "surrogacy" can be seen everywhere on the streets around the Center for Reproductive Medicine of the Peking University Third Hospital, as well as on universities' online discussion boards in Shanghai and Beijing...

China proudly debuts its new stealth jet it built 'by hacking into US computers and stealing plans' China's controversial stealth jet has made its first flyby, giving the public and media a glimpse of the aircraft believed to be a copy of America's F-22 and built using hacked US military blueprints.

Taking to the skies at the airshow in the southern city of Zhuhai, in Guangdong province, the J-20 stealth fighter passed by onlookers in a thunderous demonstration...

Christian Nursing Home May Lose Tax Status if It Doesn’t Allow Assisted Suicide ...A Christian nursing home run by the Salvation Army in Switzerland has been told that it must either allow assisted suicide despite its religious beliefs, or lose its charitable status.

The nursing home mounted a legal challenge against the country’s new assisted suicide rules which require charities taking care of the sick or elderly and to offer assisted suicide when a patient asks for it, Catholic Herald reports...

Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999, new data shows  Approximately 1.8 million U.S. children were home-schooled in 2012, more than double the number that were home-schooled in 1999, when the federal government began gathering data on national home-schooling trends, according to estimates released Tuesday. The estimated number of home-schooled children represents 3.4 percent of the U.S. student population between the ages of 5 and 17.

The increase was fastest between 1999 and 2007, then slowed between 2007 and 2012, according to the estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics...


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