AROUND THE WORLD

Spring 2022

 

Letters From Parents

“We are back in DC…after a three-year hiatus from the fast-paced, at times overly-competitive, and politically-driven lifestyle (of course, there are many positives as well—the history, the museums, and the professional opportunities). We returned . . .” Read: Raising Deep Thinkers and Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Tweet-Filled World Round Two

Letters From Parents

“Allow me to say this…back in 2006 when our oldest daughter was three, we made a decision we were going to send our children to public schools. A few months after making that decision, I suggested to my wife that I was going to do thorough research into . . .” Read: Relocating with a Purpose: DO NOT VISIT AN ACCS SCHOOL, BECAUSE IF YOU DO…

News from the church

A group of 17 American missionaries was kidnapped in October, 2021 while traveling to an orphanage in Haiti, including five children and one infant.  After demanding 1 million dollars in ransom for each hostage, five people were released.  The remaining twelve escaped at night past the guards and walked hours before finding someone to call for help.  All hostages escaped safely. Read:  WOW: The Group Of Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti Were Not “Released” – They Made An On-Foot Escape Under Cover Of Darkness!

News out of history

The “Endurance,” the ship of British explorer and WWI veteran, Ernest Shackleton, was found in March over 100 years after it was stranded in ice and sank attempting to reach the South Pole. The ship is in pristine condition due to the frigid waters. Read: ‘Like Time Travel’: Explorer’s Lost Ship Found 100 Years After South Pole Expedition.

News out of history

A fossilized dinosaur egg of the feathered oviraptorid was recently uncovered in southern China, and has provided one of the best preserved embryo specimens to date. Read:  Scientists have announced the discovery of an “exquisitely preserved” dinosaur embryo in a fossilized egg.


 

Winter 2022

AROUND THE WORLD

 

Beethoven’s 10th?

Ludwig van Beethoven died in 1827, three years before completing his 10th Symphony. He did leave behind some notes and ideas, and with those and a team of musicians and AI experts, Beethoven’s 10th was completed. It was presented for the first time on October 9th in Bonn, Germany. Listen and see if you think Beethoven would approve!  Read: How Artificial Intelligence Completed Beethoven’s Unfinished Tenth Symphony. Listen: Beethoven’s 10th.

An Early Van Gogh

An early sketch of Vincent Van Gogh was found as a bookmark inside a book he had lent to his friend, Anthon Van Rappard, in 1883. It is believed to be one of his earliest sketches, dating back to 1881 when he was living in his parents’ village and sketching the local peasants. See the sketch!

Underwater Relic

An Israeli scuba diver has discovered a 900-year-old sword off the Mediterranean coast. The three-foot-long sword dates back to the time of the Crusaders and was found with pieces of pottery and anchors made of stone and metal. Read: Scuba Diver Finds 900-Year-Old Crusader Sword.

Evidence of the Destruction of Sodom

Archaeologists have discovered evidence that a meteor may have destroyed the city of Sodom around 1650 BC. The ancient city of Tall el-Hammam is believed to be the former Sodom, and shows effects of sudden impact by a force with intense heat. The ruins and artifacts are also covered in salt. Read: A Massive Meteor May Have Destroyed The Biblical City Of Sodom.

Savings

More than 6,000 ancient coins were found during a renovation project at a farm in Austria. The coins were wrapped in cloth inside a clay pot and hidden in the foundation of a farmhouse for over five centuries. The coins date back to the 15th century. Read: Priceless cache of 6,000 ancient coins found under farm.

 


 

Fall 2021

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On the Bookshelf

 


 

Summer 2021

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Current Events

 


 

Spring 2021

Good Soil Study: Outlook

Moving, Or Know Someone Who Is?

Favorite Destination States in 2020 – According to UHAUL if there is a more reliable way to determine which states are actually the most popular, we aren’t sure what it would be. Congratulations, Tennessee.

Woolly Rhino Discovery

Canada: Canadian church elders response after police criminally charge them forholding services in defiance of lockdowns. Read their letter in the articles below.

This quote was presented in a letter to Canadian authorities by a group of pastors criminally charged for meeting with their churches:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C.S. Lewis

Nevada

Virginia

New York: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Freedom of Worship

United Kingdom: Cambridge University Votes to Protect Freedom of Speech

Free Speech on Campus: UK and US

Unintended Consequences

News Worth Repeating

Newsweek: An article in Newsweek addresses the mounting attack against Christians, and Christian values, running rampant in the public square.