Wes Brenner

204 Added | 24 Magazines | 1 Like | 3 Following | 12 Followers | @WesBrenner | Keep up with Wes Brenner 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 “Wes Brenner”

How Was Jesus' Tomb Made? Christ's Grave Could Collapse Completely

The site believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ is in danger of a catastrophic collapse, according to the scientific team that just completed its …

Today in Obamacare: The rollout of the GOP plan is not going well

Three groups of Republicans to watch on the House health care bill<p>The American Health Care Act is only a day old, and it's already been met with a chorus of condemnations. It's certainly not dead yet, but it's not exactly thriving. Any one of three groups could scuttle it.<p><b>1. The far right of the</b> …

We might be overestimating the age of ancient rocks

Much of our understanding of the ancient history of our planet comes from radioisotope dating, a process where scientists calculate the amount of …

A ‘Wikileaks’ for Secret Church Documents Launches for Concerned Mormons

The man behind a controversial YouTube site that publishes leaked videos disclosing the inner workings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched a website where members and employees can anonymously submit leaked church documents.<p>The site, named MormonWikileaks, went live …

Religion

Vladimir Putin Phones Donald Trump to Discuss Russia-U.S. Relations, Terrorism

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump agreed to “normalize” the increasingly tense relationship between Russia and the U.S. through trade and the “principles of equality,” the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.<p>The Russian president and the American president-elect spoke by phone, the statement said, …

Russia

Israel’s effort to get a gadget-obsessed generation to look at old stuff

The new complex will soon show off some of the best finds from the past 1.5 million years.<p>The complex will soon show off some of the best finds from the 1.5 million years.<p>JERUSALEM — There is no shortage of ancient artifacts in the Holy Land. Some have already been found, and others are just …

Archaeology

Cruz says there’s precedent for keeping ninth Supreme Court seat empty

LOVELAND, Colo. — Speaking to reporters after a campaign rally for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate here, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said that there was “precedent” for a Supreme Court with fewer than nine justices — appearing to suggest that the blockade on nominee Merrick Garland could last past …

Government

7 Ways to Make Your Savings Grow Faster Automatically

Having trouble putting money aside? Here are some systems to put in place so you can amass cash without stressing.

Money

Former al Qaeda extremist to join George Washington University

Once an al-Qaeda recruiter, a 37-year-old Brooklyn man is now using his jihadist expertise to prevent the future spread of terrorism.<p>Jesse Morton, a …

10 Common Traits of Wealthy Investors | Investopedia

Most high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) come from middle class or moderate-income families and share 10 common success traits, according to the 2016 …

Bush! You Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone

In the time of Trump, the days when the GOP was just a war-waging, economy-wrecking party look pretty good by comparison.<p>Tuesday, we citizens will …

Democrats continue gun control sit-in after House adjourns

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen Democratic lawmakers continued their extraordinary protest on the House floor Thursday, more than 20 hours after a sit-in brought legislative business to a halt and triggered a chaotic, late-night showdown as they demanded a vote on gun control legislation.<p>Republicans …

NYT Claims 'Romans' Calls For 'Execution Of Gays'

Journalist Terry Mattingly wrote a great column back in 2006 noting the trouble many journalists have understanding the finer details of religion …

Theology

6 Ways to Grow in the Gospels

A number of years ago I was about to preach for the first time in a certain church. As I arranged my papers and books I noticed a sign near the top …

Theology

God-Centered Prayer

All things are for the glory of God! This driving passion was the very heartbeat of the Lord Jesus Christ, the highest aim He sought, the loftiest …

Theology

How Jesus Became A Superhero

Jesus and the Roman Empire have plenty of things in common. Without the Roman Empire there would have been neither Jesus nor Christianity. Both Jesus and the Roman Empire arrived at about the same time. The impoverished Jewish boy, Jesus, grew up in an Israel that was an obscure province of the …

Elon Musk Wants To Build The World’s First 21st Century Energy Empire

Tesla isn't just an electric car company anymore.<p>Tesla Motors made a bid on Tuesday to buy its sister company, SolarCity, as CEO Elon Musk looks to consolidate his growing clean-energy empire.<p>The offer comes as Tesla, best known for its electric automobiles, pushes to become a behemoth in the …

House Republicans offer proposals for health care changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.<p>"Obamacare is fundamentally flawed," Ryan told reporters …

Health Care

Why young people should really have a Roth IRA savings, and what that even is

Throughout my twenties, I had jobs that did not offer any kind of retirement plan like a 401k. And around my mid-twenties I started worrying about …

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

Exercise

Triangles in the Sky Tell the Story of the Universe's Birth

Once upon a time, about 13.8 billion years ago, our universe sprang from a quantum speck, ballooning to one million trillion trillion trillion …

Kent Hovind Official: Fraud, Huckster and False Prophet

Theodore Valentine has degrees in investigative journalism and media production. For over a decade he has worked behind the scenes on popular public …

Sarah Palin Does Not Believe Bill Nye Is a Scientist

"Bill Nye is as much as scientist as I am," she said.<p>I'm not really sure why, or when, or how, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin became an authority on climate change, but in some corners of the world, she has become exactly that. Now, in addition to denying that global warming is real, Palin does …

Bill Nye

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Spacecraft in emergency mode

NASA is trying to resuscitate its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, in a state of emergency nearly 75 million miles away.<p>The treasured spacecraft — responsible for detecting nearly 5,000 planets outside our solar system — slipped into emergency mode sometime last week. The last regular contact was …

The Obama administration has unveiled a new rule that affects $12 trillion of your money

The DOL regulation attempts to "level the playing field" for everyday investors who hold some $12 trillion in IRA and 401(k) plans.<p>This is the first major update to the regulations of retirement advice since 1975, when the Employee Retirement Income Security Act was enacted to protect investors in …

Retirement

Female Gunnery Sergeant has HARDCORE response to Rubio/Christie/Bush on women in combat - Allen B. West

I served 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, and retired as Gunnery Sergeant. Along with multiple overseas deployments and …

Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum

Thomas Paine concerned about the content of our current science courses? Definitely!<p>In a speech he delivered in Paris on January 16, 1797, Thomas …

Former House Oversight chairman: 'FBI director would like to indict Clinton and Abedin'

<b>MANCHESTER —</b> California Congressman Darrell Issa, who previously led an investigation into Benghazi as former chairman of the House Oversight …