De Blasio held up a piece of paper showing the city's top 10 snowstorms and said this one could land at the top of a list that goes back to 1872. "Don't underestimate this storm. Prepare for the worst," he said as he urged residents to plan to leave work early Monday.
Seventy years ago I was in a Nazi concentration camp.
Since then, I've seen tyrants and dictators enter and exit the global stage. Yet as the world prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, it is perhaps well and right that we reflect on how the Holocaust shocked the moral imagination on a scale the world could scarcely fathom.
Warns of pending retaliation against 'soft spot' outside Israel
During a radio interview Sunday night, former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit warned Iran or its proxies may attack Jewish targets outside of Israel in response to the Jewish state's reported strike last week on a Hezbollah convoy.
The convoy was traveling toward the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.
Death of King Abdullah is prophetic trigger for attack on Israel, return of Islamic messiah, Iran's leadership believes
The highest levels of Iran's leadership believe there are only two prophetic triggers before the return of their long-awaited messiah and one of them just happened: the death of 90-year-old King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
"Iran's leaders believe they can facilitate the coming of the last Islamic messiah," says Reza Khalili. "They believe the centuries old Hadith predicts this and that the time is close." Khalili ( a pseudonym) was a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard who became a CIA spy before he escaped to the West.
Washington — or to be more precise, the White House — is U.S. President Barack Obama's home court. Congress, however, has become a hostile arena for Obama since the midterm elections in November. The Republican majority in both chambers there holds a different outlook from the president on a whole range of issues, both foreign and domestic.
While America previously faced the threats of Nazism and Communism, today's threats emanate from the Sexual Revolution, Perkins said Monday in his "State of the Family" address.
"The threats America face are not potential — they are clear, present and dangerous," he said. "And ironically they come most sharply today not from the radical economic doctrines of Karl Marx, nor from the lights of what Winston Churchill called 'perverted science,' but from the darkness of unrestricted sexual license — a new Cultural Revolution — gone mad."
"There will be so many IP addresses...so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it," he explained. "It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room."
Dr. Chuck Lawless, professor of evangelism and missions at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has consulted churches for 15 years, compiling a list of ten distractions commonly encountered inside church sanctuaries across America concerning the music element of worship. After the first listing, Lawless gets more general, giving another ten distractions that take away from the worship experience, listing various components and practices that can divert believers' attention away from God.
10 distractions from the music side of worship:
Yet, emerging leaders like Warren, Bill Hybels and others not only welcomed the attention, they embraced it. Thus was born the non-biblical "church growth" model for doing church. A key component of the model is consensus building. In other words, everyone from leadership to laity gets onboard with the leader's "vision" of how things should be. Over time, those dissenters who call into question the methods are quietly but rudely shown the door.
The "no-go zones" in some Western nations, where law enforcement has lost control because of the influence of Islamic law, are coming to America.
That's according to several Islam experts interviewed by WND who believe the kind of Muslim enclaves that have developed in Europe due to a lack of assimilation will eventually arise in the U.S. as the Muslim population grows.