James Sheets

76 Flips | 8 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @JamesSheets74mr | Keep up with James Sheets on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “James Sheets”

Insight - U.S.-led coalition aims to recapture IS 'caliphate' in Iraq, Syria

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State aims this year to recapture Iraq’s second city Mosul, working with Iraqi government forces, and drive the jihadis out of Raqqa, their stronghold in northeast Syria, Arab and Western officials say.<p>A member loyal to the Islamic State …

Iran signs deal to buy 20 more airplanes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's national carrier has signed an agreement to buy 20 new passenger airplanes with an option for 20 more from French-Italian …

Atheist Confronts Ben Carson About Whether ‘God’s Law Trumps Our Country’s Law.’ And That’s Not the Only Candidate He’s Taken On.

The 2016 election season has been filled with the usual array of candidate questioning, though there are some intriguing themes involving religion, atheism and the separation of church and state that have been popping up at towntownhallhall events with increased fervency of late.<p>Individuals on both …

Hamas' new 'tank' rollout draws social media snickers

A “tank” Hamas proudly rolled out at a funeral last week may be more parade float than war machine, and a photo of the contraption prompted Twitter trolls to turn their guns on the terrorist group.<p>The olive behemoth appeared at a memorial service for seven Hamas members killed when an illegal …

Social Media

Intizar Hussain, leading Urdu writer, dies aged 92

Author shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2013 was an advocate of what he saw as Pakistan’s ancient traditions of pluralism and tolerance<p>Pakistani author Intizar Hussain, widely recognised as one of the greatest Urdu writers in history, has died aged 92 following a period of illness, according …

Outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan warns of worsening security

The outgoing commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan warned Congress on Tuesday that security there will deteriorate further from a resurgent Taliban unless the U.S. military makes a long-term commitment to stay.<p>Army Gen. John F. Campbell, who has led the international force since August …

States explore blocking gun sales to terror watch lists

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress may have declined to ban the sale of guns to people on federal terrorism watch lists, but one state — New Jersey — has, at …

Rare mark from biblical king's seal found in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.<p>A projected image of a clay imprint, known as a bulla, which was unearthed from excavations near Jerusalem's Old City, and later …

Israel’s place in the space race

Israel is the smallest of a handful of states which have the technology to independently launch unmanned missions into space.<p>><br>• ><p>Deep space bright …

Pope Francis Joins the War on Christmas

Ho boy.<p>One of the most overlooked elements of Papa Francesco's speech to the Congress was his excoriation of the world's armaments peddlers, and of people who make them wealthy by making war, something that is rather front and center these days given the events in Paris a week ago. Recently, in a …

What It’s Like to Convert from Islam to Christianity

<i>Nabeel Qureshi—an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and bestselling author of</i> Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus<i>, was recently</i> …

Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and …

A Letter to the Christians in Houston Who Opposed HERO

Dear Christians Voters in Houston who opposed HERO,<p>I am writing to you today with a deeply grieved heart. Deep in my spirit, I can hear the words of Jesus as he gave his life on the cross saying, <i>"Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they're doing."</i> (Luke 23:34) In a very real sense, you …

First-ever Indigenous World Games open in Brazil

Indigenous Peoples

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

Rio De Janeiro

The father of Egyptology suffered a tragic death after deciphering the Rosetta Stone

A mystery surrounds the death of a 19 th century Frenchman who unraveled a great mystery—the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Jean-Francois Champollion …

Franklin Graham Opposes Oprah's 'Belief' Series for Suggesting Many Paths to God

Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has taken issue with Oprah Winfrey's new documentary series "Belief," and said it's wrong to suggest there are …

What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

No sooner am I settled in an interviewing room in the police station of Kirkuk, Iraq, than the first prisoner I am there to see is brought in, …

Let's See What Conservatives Have to Say About a Real War on Christianity

The burning of black churches near Ferguson is an actual issue, unlike "Happy Holidays" signs.<p>I am sure that this is not About Race, because nothing ever is About Race.<p>Authorities don't yet know who sparked the flames or why, but they believe the crimes are connected. In each case, an accelerant …

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Anne crawled out of bed in her North Las Vegas house around 10 p.m. and started to get ready for her shift.<p>She pulled her chestnut hair into a bun …

Military

Barcelona at war with Uefa over independence flags

The Blaugrana have been fined after their fans waved 'esteladas' in the Champions League and the Catalans are now set for a legal battle with European football's governing body<p><b>COMMENT</b> <b>By Ignasi Oliva</b><p>Even though Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre refused to speak of a "war" with Uefa when the …

Report: North Korea prepping for new nuclear test

North Korea is preparing for a new nuclear test, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday, according to the Yonhap news agency.<p>The North is getting ready to conduct the test because of what it says are the confrontational policies of the United States and its allies, according to South Korea's …

Here's A History Of Bisexuality, From Ancient Egypt To Stonewall

The earliest depictions date back to antiquity.<p>Bisexual people have their own unique history, but it often gets grouped together with other sexual identities, like that of gays and lesbians.<p>But in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History month, HuffPost Live spoke with Faith …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Stars Reveal Their Favorite Bible Verses

When “Duck Dynasty” stars Jase, Missy and Mia Robertson visited TheBlaze’s New York City newsroom earlier this month to discuss Missy’s new book “Blessed, Blessed…Blessed” and Mia’s ongoing health struggles, the famed family also revealed their favorite Bible verses.<p>“I do have [favorite] Bible …

Detroit Pastor Pulls Out Glock, Opens Fire on Alleged Attacker in Middle of Church Service — Here Are the Details

DETROIT (TheBlaze/AP) — Detroit police say the pastor of a storefront church shot and killed a man who tried to attack him with a brick during a service.<p>Screengrab via WDIV-TV<p>Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt tells the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press the shooting happened Sunday …

Jesus appears in a Muslim fighter\'s dream anew, leading to his Christian conversion

Once again, Jesus Christ appeared in a dream to a die-hard Islamic State fighter, completely transforming him from a fierce enemy of Christians into …