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Five reasons people leave the church

I’ve talked to, listened to, and read interviews, blogs, and books by dozens of folks who’ve left the Christian faith. I’ve yet to hear a story from anyone who abandoned Christianity based on anything directly related to Christianity – at least the original version, anyway.<p>The decline of …

New Testament

Super Mario Party doesn't support Handheld Mode, and that's a pretty big deal

From the get-go, Nintendo has nailed the Switch’s marketing. It’s a home console that players can take with them to continue an experience anywhere. …

Super Mario Party

Billionaire Ken Langone: Trump Accomplished ‘More In Two Years Than The Last Five Idiots’

'Whether you like it or not, he’s got something to do with the prosperity we’re experiencing right now. Big time.'<p>Billionaire Ken Langone, the …

Donald Trump

The era of the sports god who shuns politics is sadly over

As a kid growing up in Nashville, I had three sports posters on my bedroom wall: Michael Jordan in mid-flight dunking from the free-throw line in the …

Social Media

Court strikes down Hawaii law requiring pregnancy centers to advertise abortion

Honolulu, Hawaii, Sep 22, 2018 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Hawaii law requiring pro-life doctors and pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion …

Pearl Harbor

Gemini dollars: The most promising thing to happen to crypto in months

Earlier this week, the Winklevoss twins announced a new currency built on the Ethereum blockchain that can be used for low cost cross-border transactions, all backed by the U.S. dollar. To date the Winklevoss twins have made the news for their efforts to bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream. …

Cryptocurrencies

U.S. tax cuts hurting Canada’s competitiveness, industry leaders warn

A federally appointed task force of industry leaders has warned the Trudeau government that corporate tax cuts in the United States are hurting Canadian competitiveness, but some executives on the panel caution against a simple match of the U.S. tax package.<p>Business leaders representing five …

Canada

Devout Christian, NFL QB Philip Rivers Stuns Interviewer When Discussing Children

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers stunned sports talk host Dan Patrick when discussing his large family in an interview Monday.<p>Rivers, …

Philip Rivers

The pipeline you’ve never heard of would be owned by Indigenous communities

A proposed First Nations-led pipeline through northern Alberta and B.C. would protect Indigenous rights and be a world environmental leader, while …

Kinder Morgan

30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

11:04 AM 09/21/2018<p>Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea …

Sea Level

Students ordered to spray paint over name of Christ on football field

Two Benton High School students were ordered to remove a logo from the football field end zones because it included Christian references.<p>The order came just hours before the Louisiana high school football team ran onto the field.<p>“You have to stand up for Christ no matter what (and we) just told the …

High School Football

7 PS4 Exclusives Ole Nintendo Switch Should Steal Right Away.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) There are many PS4 exclusive games and franchises that have never left the Sony family of consoles. It sucks because some of these …

Nintendo Switch

Cryptocurrency has hit bottom, bitcoin due for renaissance: Novogratz

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Novogratz, former macro hedge fund manager and founder of cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, on Thursday said that the bottom in cryptocurrency prices has been reached and bitcoin is due to bounce back.<p>Bitcoin was last valued at …

Hedge Funds

Mortgage rates jump to four-month high as housing market hits a bump

Rates for home loans jumped in step with yields in the bond market even as fresh reminders of familiar headwinds stalked the housing market.<p>The …

Housing Market

Home sellers slash prices, especially in California

After three years of soaring home prices, the heat is coming off the U.S. housing market. Home sellers are slashing prices at the highest rate in at …

House Prices

Yes, The Deep State Is Real — And Working To Undermine Our Nation

<b>Deep State:</b> For those who doubt the existence of the so-called Deep State, recent unsettling news provides more than ample proof it exists. Indeed, …

Hillary Clinton

Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.65 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May.<p>Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to climb. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages …

Freddie Mac

Existing home sales unchanged in August

U.S. home sales flatlined in August but inventory increased for the first time in three years as the housing market continued to struggle despite …

Housing Market

New home flipping platform sells to the first bidder, not the highest

Bungalo is the latest startup hoping to upend the real estate transaction<p>Amherst Residential, the founder of the single-family rental company Main Street Renewal, is getting into the home flipping business this week with the launch of a new company called Bungalo.<p>Using much of the same technology …

Real Estate

‘The Middle’ star reveals how he has kept his faith while working in Hollywood

Atticus Shaffer, star of ABC’s “The Middle,” a popular sitcom that went off the air earlier this year after a nine-year run, is an outspoken Christian who has openly shared his perspective on faith, Hollywood and the harrowing journey he has faced to overcome the side effects of osteogenesis …

TV shows

Marc Thiessen: Chaos or not, Trump is racking up a record of foreign policy success

In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian President …

Foreign Policy

Opinion: President Trump opens the door to changing retirement distributions

President Trump recently signed an executive order to make it easier for small employers to offer 401(k)s through multiple-employer plans and to …

Donald Trump

Trudeau under growing pressure at home to get NAFTA deal done

OTTAWA — Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and …

Canada

Fantasy Football Week 3

Fantasy Football Week 3: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board<p>Sometimes riding a hot player makes sense, especially when the matchup is in his favor.<p>Patrick Mahomes is off to a historic start with 582 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 38 completions. While it's unlikely he'll continue at such a torrid pace, …

Fantasy Football

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 3: Reviewing Fantasy Football's Top Fringe Starters

Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season kicks off Thursday as the Cleveland Browns host the New York Jets. Fourteen games will take place Sunday, with a few potential shootouts (San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs among them) serving as the potential highlights of the weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers …

Fantasy Football

Why The PlayStation Classic Will Ultimately Disappoint You

To probably no one’s surprise and to the sheer delight of many retro gamers who grew up with the original PlayStation and iconic games like <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>, Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic. It’s a $99 mini console that ships with 20 popular PlayStation games and two “similar” PS1 …

Final Fantasy

Here's A Killer Deal For Xbox One Owners

If you have an Xbox One, you'll want to take a look at this deal. Between now and September 30, you can get a year's subscription to Xbox Game Pass, …

Xbox Game Pass

Editorial: A big insult from the Alberta Teachers’ Association

OK, who put the ‘Kick Me’ sign up at the Alberta border?<p>And teachers, what in the world would possess you to pile on? Again.<p>Albertans have been …

Edmonton

Emmy Host: ‘The Only White People that Thank Jesus Are Republicans and Ex-Crackheads’

Emmy co-host Michael Che drew laughs and complaints for a joke he made about only Republicans and ex-crackheads being willing to thank Jesus at …

Jesus

The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time<p>Greg Lukianoff was preoccupied with political polarization—not just the divisiveness he observed, but the fallout—and specifically the effects …

Higher Education