Timothy Bonney

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Jesus Was A Socialist

As people around the world celebrate Christmas, it is worth remembering that Jesus was a socialist. Of course, he was born long before the rise of industrial capitalism in the 19th century, but his radical ideas have influenced many critics of capitalism, including many prominent socialists and …

Basu: Iowa pastor right to force church to confront LGBT issues

In June, the pastor in charge of the University of Iowa's Wesley Foundation campus ministry preached a remarkable sermon to the Iowa United Methodist …

Kansas Christians Petition Gov. Brownback: Claim Order Barring Refugees Violates Religious Freedom

A group of Kansas Christians have started an online petition, adding to the mounting pressure against Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's Executive Order 15-07 which bars the state from accepting Syrian refugees.<p>The Order, issued the Monday after the Paris terrorist attacks, says that "No Department, …

Organize your Mac Desktop with Desktop Groups - Review and Giveaway

One of the most tedious tasks to do on a computer is to keep it organized. Whether you’re downloading a new music track or an email attachment, you …

Apple’s expected to sell a whopping 71.5 million iPhones this Christmas

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reliable analysts out there as relates to upcoming Apple products. Having called various things correctly in the run-up to the iPhone 6’s release (such as Apple’s sapphire manufacturing issues), he’s now forecasting numbers for the handsets …

KARSYN: Sioux City church volunteers help fight child hunger

SIOUX CITY | The rustle of plastic-wrapped fruit snacks and the shuffle of cardboard boxes filled a Sunday school room at Grace United Methodist …

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Mac Apps With OS X Yosemite-Specific Features Begin Hitting the App Store

Ahead of tomorrow's media event that will likely see Apple previewing OS X Yosemite one last time ahead of the software's public release, apps that contain support for Yosemite-only features have begun hitting the Mac App Store.<p><i>PCalc</i>, a popular calculator app for Mac, for example, has been updated …

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Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Institute on Religion & Democracy weigh in on Schaefer decision

UMR has extensively covered the conversation revolving around Frank Schaefer’s ministerial status. This week’s decision by the UMC’s judicial council …

How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible until now.<p>In today’s Cult of Mac video, find out how to enable Text …

AT&T locks Apple SIM in new iPads, thereby defeating its purpose

The Apple SIM in the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is based on an awesome idea—who doesn’t want to switch carriers with a tap of the screen? But the actual utility of the Apple SIM is pretty muddled, as evidenced by AT&T locking the SIM to its network.<p>“When you choose AT&T on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini …

The best apps for OS X Yosemite

Like any new Apple software release, OS X Yosemite has great third-party apps that are worth checking out.<p>Developers can take advantage of iOS 8-like extensions, Handoff, iCloud Drive, Notification Center widgets, and more to create a better experience. Many apps also need to be updated …

How to customize the keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Anytime you tap on an text field, your iPhone or iPad knows that you need to type and instinctively will bring up the default qwerty keyboard on the …

With Apple Pay, adding a credit card is as easy as taking a picture (report)

Good news, iOS devotees: Apple is looking to make mobile payments a breeze with its forthcoming Apple Pay service.<p>Connecting a credit card will be as easy as snapping a picture of it with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, according to a report today from 9to5Mac. Alternatively, one can simply enter …

Apple's Oct. 16 event: Here's what we expect

Apple has the chance on Thursday to provide a few compelling reasons for consumers to upgrade or buy a new iPad.<p>The company's second event in just two months won't have the flash from the previous affair, which saw the debut of two larger iPhones and a glimpse at the Apple Watch. Instead, the …

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Crazy rumor claims Apple’s 12-inch iPad will run iOS and OS X

Having the ability to switch from iOS to OS X on your iPad when you need to get real work done sounds like an awesome idea, but Apple’s full desktop operating system isn’t designed to be used with a touchscreen. That’s why a new rumor that claims the upcoming 12-inch iPad will run both platforms is …

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Dr. Hugh and Shirliann Johnson Named Recipients of 2014 World Methodist Peace Award

Dr. Hugh G. Johnson, a retired missionary, pastor and former Superintendent of the North African District of the United Methodist Church and his wife …

UMR | United Methodist agency to reshape Its global mission and ministries

NEW YORK, NY: October 3, 2014—The United Methodist Church’s global mission agency will create a network of offices around the world linked and …

Seedbed | Is Prevenient Grace in the Bible?

Brian Shelton realized that gaining clarity when it comes to predestination and free will is to be found not in the synthesis of these two doctrines, …

Download Gold: Office for iPad Strikes it Rich

For those who thought Office for iPad was too late to the party, the numbers tell a different story. Today Microsoft announced that Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote combined have been downloaded a staggering 12 million times in one week.<p>If you doubt that number, then just take a look at the App …

What if a Woman Wants to Believe in Both Jesus and Science?

This may seem a strange question to many of you, but it is not strange to a young Christian, "on fire for Christ" as we say, who is also on fire to know the what, how and when about the natural world. As Tim Stafford pointed out recently, such a young person from a conservative church background is …

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Apple’s iPhone had a strong end to 2016, but it wasn’t all good news for the company.<p>The iPhone accounted for 34% of all smartphone activations in the U.S. last quarter, leading all other smartphone brands, research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners said on Tuesday. Samsung was just …

Boost Your Volume With Boom For Mac | Cult of Mac Deals

Can't Hear The Sound Coming From Your Mac? Problem Solved.<p>This sweet little Mac app packs a major punch and will 1) boost your volume and 2) equalize your Mac's sound to enhance it's sound. <b>Using Boom is as Simple as Slicing Water.</b> Boom <b>seamlessly</b> integrates itself with your Mac so all you have to do …

New iPad To Be Announced June 18th, Says Casemaker

A new case mould showing of the fifth-generation iPad’s new design has surfaced today, alongside a date on which Apple will announce the device. As expected, the mould points to an all-new thinner form factor for the device, with narrow bezels down either side of the display, much like the iPad …

Pope Francis tasks cardinals with studying reform of Catholic Church

Pope Francis has appointed a group of eight cardinals from around the world to look into ways of reforming the Catholic Church, the Vatican said Saturday.<p>The group, which includes U.S. Cardinal Sean O'Malley from Boston, will examine ways to revise the Vatican constitution, Pastor Bonus, which sets …

Humble Gestures Are New Pope's Symbol Of Service

Sometimes great change can be revealed in small gestures. This week Pope Francis knelt on the stone floor of a detention facility in Rome to wash and kiss the feet of 12 young inmates.<p>Other popes have carried out this rite on Holy Thursday. It is a ceremony to emulate the way Jesus washed the feet …