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Making Disciples The Podcast

Making Disciples The Podcast

A discipleship podcast for beginners, doubters, confused and long term established Christians. In this podcast we talk about everything related to growing in faith but in a really simple way. We are honest with our struggles, learn from some wise people and hit some brick walls… a little bit like the original disciples. Cris Rogers is a church leader in East London and has been described as a Urban Practical Theologian. wearemakingdisciples.com Full story

Education

Texas daycare denies child admission over parent's same-sex relationship

Texas daycare denies child admission over parent's same-sex relationship

A daycare center in Texas has denied a child admission after learning her parents were a same-sex couple, one of the child’s mothers alledges. Brittany Ready and her wife Stacey applied to enroll their girl Callie into the Parkview Christian Academy in Waco. However, Ready wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday (18 July) that the academy refused to allow Callie to enroll because her parents are married. The academy’s enrolment procedure says that ... Full story

Economics

Global growth forecast cut by IMF amid trade tensions  News

Global growth forecast cut by IMF amid trade tensions News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption "One of our biggest risks to the outlook comes from an escalation of tensions in trade". The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecasts for the global economy for this year and next. It predicts growth of 3.2% in 2019, down from its April forecast of 3.3%. Growth next year is set to pick up to 3.5% next year, although that is below its earlier forecast of 3.6%. ... Full story

Entertainment

MP's Twitter used for angry outburst

MP's Twitter used for angry outburst

Image caption Jared O'Mara has been an independent MP since resigning from Labour in 2018. The communications manager of Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara has resigned amid a flurry of angry tweets published on the MP's Twitter account. In a thread, it appears that Gareth Arnold, a member of Mr O'Mara's constituency staff, accused him of showing "inexcusable contempt" for constituents. "Jared, you are the most disgustingly morally bankrupt ... Full story

Health

'Thousands' of 14-year-olds carrying weapons

'Thousands' of 14-year-olds carrying weapons

More than 17,500 boys aged 14 carry a knife or weapon in England and Wales, according to an official estimate from the Home Office. The figure is in a report analysing "indicators of serious violence" on people born in 2000 and 2001. The research found that an only child, or teenagers with four or more siblings, were more likely to be involved in serious violence. Other factors included those who faced "child maltreatment" and bullying. The ... Full story

Law

Former Ohio judge dragged from courtroom after jail sentence

Former Ohio judge dragged from courtroom after jail sentence

Media player Video. A US courtroom descended into chaos as a former judge was sentenced to jail. Tracie Hunter, a former Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge, was given a six month sentence after using her position to help her brother keep his job back in 2014. Hunter, elected in 2010, was the first African-American in the role. She had appealed the sentence but the judge ordered her to be taken into custody. Go to next video: Beachgoers come ... Full story

Living

British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security "precaution". Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London's Heathrow Airport were told that it was cancelled - and that there would be no alternative flights for a week. The airline did not specify what the security issue was. A spokesman for Cairo airport told the BBC the airport had yet to be notified by BA of any such changes. A ... Full story

Politics

Japan elects first openly-gay politician to national parliament

Japan elects first openly-gay politician to national parliament

Japan on Monday (22 July) elected its first openly-gay politician to the country’s national parliament. LGBTI rights activist turned lawmaker Taiga Ishikawa won a seat for the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) in the Upper House. ‘I was calling for the acknowledgment of LGBT people in the election’ said after his win was announced, according to Asahi Shimbun. ‘A lot of people all over Japan plucked up their courage ... Full story

Sport

EXO holds successful 'EXplOration' concert in Seoul

EXO holds successful 'EXplOration' concert in Seoul

EXO held a successful 'EXplOration' concert in Seoul on July 21 in front of a crowd of 15,000 people at the KSPO Dome where they got to perform group and solo songs for their fans on a fancy stage. The 3-hour concert was particularly special because of the huge LED screens in the background that played visuals that contributed to the concert. Fans dressed in yellow as they came out to support their fans even in rainy weather. Although Xiumin ... Full story

Technology

Supply Chain Expects New 16-Inch MacBook Pro, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air to Launch in October

Supply Chain Expects New 16-Inch MacBook Pro, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air to Launch in October

Apple plans to release an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro in October, according to supply chain sources cited by Taiwan's Economic Daily News . The report claims the 16-inch display will be a LCD with a 3,072×1,920 resolution , supplied by LG, matching information shared by IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin last month. The notebook is expected to be mass produced by Foxconn and Quanta, two of Apple's largest manufacturing partners. The supply chain ... Full story