Cybercom sounds alarm on infrastructure attacks
The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command warned Congress this week that Russia and China now can launch crippling cyberattacks on the electric grid and other critical infrastructures.
“We remain vigilant in preparing for future threats, as cyberattacks could cause catastrophic damage to portions of our power grid, communications networks and vital services,” Adm. Mike Rogers, the Cyber Command chief, told a Senate hearing. “Damaging attacks have already occurred in Europe,” he stated, noting suspected Russian cyberattacks that temporarily turned out the lights in portions of Ukraine...
Chastity and the Cosmo Girl
When Helen Gurley Brown took over as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan
in 1965, the magazine became a mouthpiece for the sexual revolution. Cosmo
, as it came to be known, reflected and promoted the values of Brown’s book, “Sex and the Single Girl.” To this day the magazine is known for its suggestive covers, and articles that focus on sex, relationships, fashion, beauty, and more sex.
So it was no small surprise when the magazine’s website recently included a feature piece
that told the stories of three twenty-something women who’ve chosen to remain abstinent until marriage. All of them, whose real names were changed, spoke openly about how faith informed their decisions.
How’s this for a quote out of Cosmo
? “I decided I wanted to wait when I read St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body
. In it, he discusses how Christ loves us totally, definitely, and sacrificially through his body, and that is what sex was created for us to do as well – to love others totally, definitely, and sacrificially through our bodies.” That’s from 22-year-old Sara, who says most of the guys she dates already know about her views on sex. She reports having many good platonic friendships with guys “because it sort of eliminates any possible sexual tension.”...
Liturgical Time Travel
...For while our lives run their courses from day to day, we can always keep in mind the events of our salvation that changed the course of liturgical time: the Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ...
The Beginning Of The End For Obamacare: Largest US Health Insurer Exits Georgia, Arkanasas
...In a statement, UnitedHealth said that "the company is evaluating the viability of the insurance exchange product segment and will determine during the first half of 2016 to what extent it can continue to serve the public exchange markets in 2017."...
The Mighty and the Almighty: George W. Bush
George W Bush and The Armies of Compassion Born to an Episcopalian father and a Presbyterian mother in 1946, George Walker Bush was baptized as an infant into the Episcopal Church. Thirty-one years later he married a Methodist and, after a long struggle with alcohol, joined a Non-Denominational community Bible study, met Billy Graham, went teetotal, and began to describe himself as “born again”. This personal conversion experience would go on to play a central role in the way he presented himself and his administration, both to the American public and on the international stage. While the jury is still out on the degree to which Bush’s Christian faith was subject to political calculation, it undoubtedly manifested itself in a kind of missional zeal that shaped both his national and foreign policy – a zeal that he made no effort to disguise. Bush’s presidential inaugural address in 2001 pledged America to a particular goal: “when we see that wounded traveler on the road to Jericho, we will not pass to the other side.” Bush certainly endeavored to uphold this over the eight years that followed...
Albert Mohler: Keeping the Faith in A Faithless Age
...“The Christian church now finds itself facing a new reality. The church no longer represents the central core of Western culture. Though outposts of Christian influence remain, these are exceptions rather than the rule. For the most part, the church has been displaced by the reign of secularism.”...
Anglican leader says DNA tests have revealed his real father
The archbishop of Canterbury says DNA tests have identified his real father, but the revelation hasn’t shaken his sense of identity.
Earlier this month, DNA analysis of Archbishop Justin Welby’s mouth swabs determined that his father was not whisky salesman Gavin Welby but civil servant Sir Anthony Montague Browne. Browne and Welby’s mother, Jane Williams, both worked as aides to Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Saturday’s announcement from Welby, leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion, followed an investigation by the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Welby said: “I find who I am in Jesus Christ, not in genetics, and my identity in him never changes.”...
An Archbishop’s Remarkable Paternity
Surely the BBC is already producing a new post Downton Abby
miniseries based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s fantastic discovery that his biological father is actually a former secretary to Winston Churchill with whom his mother trysted shortly before marrying the man all believed to be the father.
Archbishop Justin Welby’s 86 year old mother, Lady Williams of Elvel (her second husband ascended to the House of Lords), herself a former Churchill secretary, released her own astonishing statement prompted by a DNA test that was “an unbelievable shock,” though surely not as much as to her son...