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Posted inWar and Peace

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan: The other Eurasian wars

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the past week, the terms “border clash” and “dispute” have been used to describe two conflict zones in Eurasia easily overshadowed by Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, and recent news of Ukraine’s robust counterattacks. But such terms obscure the greater import of these situations: first in Armenia, where Azerbaijan advanced over four miles after […]

Posted inPolitics

U.S. and China tensions: A new Cold War?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Observers from the CIA to academics to the White House to government leaders in China have referred to recent tensions between the U.S. and China as a potential “new Cold War.” But is this description accurate? The Cold War was a period of intense anxiety within both countries, a time where the prospect of nuclear […]

Posted inPolitics

Trump Strong on (Taking Money from) China

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an absolute shocker. Trump claims he is strong on China whilst in his first year of office alone takes $25million in shady money from China. Corruption. Swampy corruption. Well done to the NYT for doing this work to show the scale of disreputable, monumental-emolumental behaviour.

Posted inReligion

The VelociPastor: 1.21 Gigawatt Review!

Reading Time: 20 minutes HI and welcome back! Last post, I put up the pre-movie chatter post. Today, let’s have the full review! I loved it. And amazingly, it actually turned out to be incredibly relevant to our interests. The VelociPastor is, simply put, the most amazing bad movie I’ve ever seen. It’s a labor of love with a serious story […]

Posted inReligion

Evangelistic Success in China Amid the Pandemic

Reading Time: 8 minutes Lately, I’ve noticed a distinct narrative developing in fundagelicalism. It involves claims of wild evangelism success amid the pandemic. So far, nobody’s ponied up numbers supporting these claims (only contradicting them), but this sure wouldn’t be the first time Christians have made claims without evidence. This time around, though, the claims come from quite a venerable source. Today, let me show you someone from Billy Graham’s evangelism business making claims of a revival in China — and why I don’t trust this story.

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