BBC One South East
18 minutes
Students are asked to sign a home-school agreement at the beginning of the sixth form If a student is allowed to continue despite serious reservations... It's a common policy but not one that works at every school. A lot of them make significant improvements between year 12 and the end of year 13, and I think schools need to have faith in their own students and to push them hard to achieve that potential.
The Huffington Post
an hour
But then yesterday, as I listened to President Obama's last White House press conference, I suddenly felt hopeful that now--out of office--he might tackle the task. It was a throwaway line near the press conference's end that made my ears perk up. When asked whether he thought there would be another black president, Obama said that America should expect that "people of merit [would] rise up from every race, faith, [and] corner of this country" and that in the future, we would see that there would be not only a female president, but presidents who are Jewish, Latino and Hindu. And then he added: "I suspect we'll have a whole bunch of mixed up presidents at some point [and] that nobody really knows what to call them," he said. "And that's fine." I suspect that our first black President is right. And it may also be true that one day Obama will be included in the long list of "mixed up presidents" as well.
The Huffington Post
2 hours
Forbes
3 hours
Faith-based viewers will appreciate its good humor, but 'The Resurrection of Gavin Stone' isn't likely to cross over.
Washington Free Beacon
3 hours
He followed up The Sixth Sense with Unbreakable (2000), a movie that many, including your humble reviewer, consider to be his masterpiece. Perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the comic book movie boom—it was released a few months after X-Men and a couple of years before Spider-ManUnbreakable is the ultimate origin story movie, a flick influenced by and marinated in the comic book (rather than the comic book movie ) aesthetic without feeling in anyway derivative or unoriginal. Next came Signs (2002), a story of alien invasion and retreat that also happens to contain one of Mel Gibson's great performances. The plotting was a bit creakier here than in his previous two efforts—some of the seams show and the finale feels forced—but it's still a thrilling and memorable work, one of the few movies to really tackle the subject of faith in a compelling and honest way.
Washington Free Beacon
3 hours
He followed up The Sixth Sense with Unbreakable (2000), a movie that many, including your humble reviewer, consider to be his masterpiece. Perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the comic book movie boom—it was released a few months after X-Men and a couple of years before Spider-ManUnbreakable is the ultimate origin story movie, a flick influenced by and marinated in the comic book (rather than the comic book movie ) aesthetic without feeling in anyway derivative or unoriginal. Next came Signs (2002), a story of alien invasion and retreat that also happens to contain one of Mel Gibson's great performances. The plotting was a bit creakier here than in his previous two efforts—some of the seams show and the finale feels forced—but it's still a thrilling and memorable work, one of the few movies to really tackle the subject of faith in a compelling and honest way.
BBC News 24
3 hours
He will not be governing alone. He has a team he is building around him, do you have faith in his choices for high office? There are huge the Department for Education which is about public education but she is decidedly as a philanthropist being committed to destroying public education in America.
BBC News 24
4 hours
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will like our country and all who serve it. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what do you can do for your country.
TIME - Global Spin
4 hours
Silence , a sombre epic about Jesuit priests struggling to keep their faith in violently anti-Christian 17th century Japan, has been described as a life-long passion for acclaimed Hollywood director, Martin Scorsese, and as a possible Oscar contender. But on Thursday evening, speaking at a cinema in downtown Taipei, 1,300 miles from the Japanese capital, Tokyo, Scorsese thanked Taiwan for making his project of almost 30 years finally come to life. While the plot was set firmly in Japanese history, it was the scenic peaks and lush tropical rainforests of Taiwans Yangmingshan national park that provided the perfect dramatic backdrop. It was brought to fruition here in this extraordinary country, he said. This is something that has been a dream of mine for so many years. I hope it would be received as a gift to Taiwan and the Taiwanese people, who made this possible.
Variety
5 hours
TIME - Top Stories
7 hours
Trump, welcome to the arena,' Pike said. Derek Maltz, who headed the DEA's Special Operations Division until his retirement in mid-2014, said the extradition reaffirms Mexico's commitment to working with the United States and curbing the power of its drug cartels, and the timing could be seen as a good-faith effort by the Mexican government. After breaking out of prison the first time in 2001, Guzman spent more than a decade at large, becoming something of a folk legend among some Mexicans for his defiance of authorities. He was immortalized in ballads known as narco-corridos. Captured in 2014, Guzman then made an even more audacious escape, coolly stepping into a hole in the floor of his prison cell shower and whizzing to freedom on a motorcycle modified to run on tracks laid the length of the tunnel. While again on the run, he secretly met with actors Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo in a fall 2015 encounter that Penn later chronicled in Rolling Stone magazine.
Times of Israel
8 hours
Informed Comment
8 hours
TIME - Top Stories
10 hours
TIME - Top Stories
11 hours
James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, prayed for incoming Vice President Mike Pence. We have been waiting for a moment like this throughout my professional life, and since Roe v. Wade we have lost nearly every battle that has occurred, he said. Yet here we are on the precipice of a different day, a new day. Ralph Reed, who leads the Faith and Freedom Coalition, prayed for the incoming Cabinet members of the greatest nation that God has ever raised up in the history of the human race. Based on the Senate confirmation hearings, he said, The enemy is not thrilled, referencing Satan, and he prayed that the slings and arrows coming their way would be rendered impotent and bounce off their shield of faith. For many, it was a moment to celebrate that Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court nominees who oppose abortion .
The Herald - Business
12 hours
TIME - Top Stories
14 hours
.. Warren G. Harding in 1921: Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Calvin Coolidge in 1923: John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Herbert C. Hoover in 1929: Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, 1937, 1941 and 1945: I Corinthians 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing Harry S.
BBC One West
15 hours
Dr Bex Lewis says negative comments need to be better managed. Churches need to be thinking that actually quite often digital is the front door to their organisation and thinking about what does that look like, what does that work like for people who don't know anything about the faith, people who know a lot about the faith? And I think we have got to accept there are different nominations about this and try and understand where other people are coming from.
BBC One West
15 hours
Gloucester Cathedral representatives say this incident was fundamentally different from the one in Glasgow. The exhibition intended, they say, to start conversations about faith - although they admit the online video lacked any context and they'll learn lessons for next time. Tonight a Digital Marketing expert who specialises in how the internet affects faith organisations has said Gloucester Cathedral shouldn't have taken the post down.
BBC One West Midlands
15 hours
Last week, St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow was criticised after a Muslim student read passages from the Qur'an during a Christian service. Online abuse they received is being investigated by the police. Churches need to be thinking that actually, quite often, the digital is the front door to their organisation and thinking about what does that look like, what does that work like for people who don't know anything about the faith, people who know a lot about the faith.
BBC One West Midlands
15 hours
A traditional Muslim prayer, filmed inside Gloucester Cathedral's Chapter House on Saturday. No one complained until it was posted on Facebook. It was all about promoting tolerance as part of a faith exhibition, but the context was lost on some.
Politico
16 hours
It will pass right past Donald Trump’s hotel in the Old Post Office. Who is going to be at the inauguration? Besides Trump, his family and the Obamas, several living ex-presidents will be in attendance. Jimmy Carter was the first to say he will attend , and so will George W. Bush. Former Vice President Dick Cheney also said he will be there. Both former President Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential election nominee Hillary Clinton are also slated to attend . A George H. W. Bush spokesman said he will not be there, citing health concerns. Prominent faith leaders like Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Reverend Franklin Graham will also be there. Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to set an “all time record” for attendance, but planners are expecting about 800,000 people, well below President Obama’s first inaugural. Who is going to perform at inauguration? The list thus far lacks the star power of events past.
The Huffington Post
16 hours
I have faith in the system. I have faith in his character, his beliefs, and his balls. Lets just put it that way, Littrell concluded. Clearly, he wants it that way. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Huffington Post
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