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Surviving as Pastors

When pundits talk about what it will take to lead the post-COVID church, I usually hear about ministry tweaks we’ll need to make. As much as I appreciate these tweaks, I believe we need to go deeper. We’ll need pastors who have learned to maintain healthy souls in the middle of the chaos in the post-COVID church. At the beginning of this crisis, Andy Couch and others predicted that “we are most likely facing a blizzard today, a winter for the next few months, and a little ice age for years … ...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, Ash, Murray, Christopher, Pastoring, Christopher Ash, Bob Burns Tasha Chapman, David Murray David Murray, Andy Couch, Donald C Guthrie Resilient Ministry


A “view” from the South Lawn: The constitutional oath

On Monday morning, after Air Force One landed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, for a campaign event, President Donald Trump was asked by the press pool whether he was planning a White House event to celebrate the presumed confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “Yeah, we’re going to see probably at the White House later on this evening, see how it all works out,” Trump said. “The vote is taking place, and we’ll see how that works out.” Would it be a large event, he was asked, and was ...
Tags: Utah, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Tennessee, Ted Cruz, Wisconsin


iPhone 12 Lineup Enables Personal Hotspot Over Faster 5GHz Wi-Fi

As noted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, and confirmed by Aaron Zollo, the iPhone 12 lineup introduces support for Personal Hotspot tethering over faster 5GHz Wi-Fi, compared to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi on previous iPhones. Personal Hotspot over 5GHz Wi-Fi is enabled by default on all iPhone 12 models. In the Settings > Personal Hotspot menu on these devices, there is a new "Maximize Compatibility" toggle that reverts Personal Hotspot to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi when enabled, with Apple noting that this may re...
Tags: Apple, Featured, MacRumors, Iphone 12, Steve Moser, Aaron Zollo, iPhone 12 Pro


Court declines to reinstate COVID-19 accommodations for elections in Wisconsin

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected requests from two groups of Wisconsin voters and the Democratic National Committee to reinstate modifications to election rules that a federal judge had ordered for the November election because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 5-3 ruling means that the the election will go forward without the accommodations, which included extending the deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots and making it easier for local election officials to work in areas where they ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Dnc, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican National Committee, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Conley, Howe


Barrett confirmed as 115th justice

The Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the fifth woman to serve on the court. The 48-year-old Barrett fills the seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 of complications from pancreatic cancer. The 52-48 vote capped a meteoric rise for Barrett, who spent almost all of her career as a law professor who was well regarded but little known outside academic circles. And for conservatives, the vot...
Tags: Chris Christie, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Missouri, Maine, Alaska, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


MagSafe Charger Only Charges at Full 15W Speeds With Apple's 20W Power Adapter

Alongside the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models, Apple introduced a new MagSafe charger that attaches to the magnetic ring in the back of the devices, providing up to 15W of charging power, which is double the speed of the 7.5W Qi-based wireless charging maximum. Apple does not provide a power adapter with the $39 MagSafe charger, requiring users to supply their own USB-C compatible option. Apple does sell a new 20W power adapter alongside the MagSafe Charger, and as it turns out, that seems to be on...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Charger, Iphone 12, Aaron Zollo, iPhone 12 Pro, Zollotech, Zollo, Charger Zollo


Symposium: Coronavirus litigation lurks in the shadows

This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Stephen Wermiel writes the “SCOTUS for law students” column for SCOTUSblog. He is a professor of practice at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches constitutional law and a seminar on the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has been wrestling with a steady stream of legal issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, all in the form of emergency applications decided without full briefing or oral argum...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, California, Virginia, Chicago, Commerce, San Diego, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Nevada, Louisiana, Illinois, Orange County


RMF Revives ‘MAX5’ Adjustable Rate Reverse Mortgage for CMT Transition

Reverse Mortgage Funding announced on Monday the launch of a new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) product to protect against future interest rate increases, while also preparing for the industry’s imminent switch from the London interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index to the Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) index. The new product, the HECM “MAX5,” is described by the lender as the industry’s first monthly adjustable rate, CMT-based HECM with a lifetime cap of 5% over the initial rate. The ...
Tags: London, Featured, Finance, Wall Street, Libor, Products, LOC, CMT, HECM, Ginnie Mae, HMBS, Reverse Mortgage Funding, RMF, TPO, David Peskin, Peskin


How The Closing Exchange is Making Signing Easy During the Pandemic [Sponsored]

Nationwide mortgage signing service company The Closing Exchange (TCX) has always been specifically focused on serving the reverse mortgage industry with its hundreds of reverse-trained notaries. But especially during the unusual times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is taking additional actions to ensure closings go smoothly. Enabling e-signings for parts of the reverse mortgage transaction, for one, can be a boon to the efficiency of loan applications, in general, and comes into p...
Tags: Sponsored, Featured, Finance, Ron, TCX, Frelix, Alan Frelix, Closing Exchange, COVID, The Closing Exchange


Home For The Holidays: Laser X Evolution B2 Blaster

I received a Laser X Evolution to facilitate my blog review. Are you ready for the newest blaster from Laser X? Laser X Evolution B2 Blaster Laser X Evolution, sold exclusively at Walmart, is a new addition to the Laser X family and works with all previous Laser X products!  Laser X is the #1 Home Laser Tag System on the PLANET! Laser X Evolution is like having a laser tag arena in your own backyard! Blast opponents up to 300′ away – inside or out, in darkness or bright sunlight....
Tags: Reviews, Featured, Parenting, Walmart, AAA, Home For The Hoildays


Sourcing without a Job Description

Sourcing without a Job Description Although I am relatively new to the Talent Acquisition industry, over the past several years, receiving a job title and nothing else from my hiring manager has come to feel second nature to me. But, I do remember the first time I experienced working on a job without a job […]
Tags: Featured, News, Tech, Guest Post, Branding, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Boolean Search, Sourcing Tools


Symposium: The shadow docket is shaping the future of death penalty litigation

This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Ngozi Ndulue is senior director of research and special projects at the Death Penalty Information Center. On June 15, 2020, the federal government scheduled the executions of Daniel Lee, Wesley Purkey and Dustin Honken for the week of July 13. Because these would be the first federal executions to take place in 17 years and because litigation was pending in a number of courts at the time of the announcement, it was clear...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Death Penalty Information Center, Sonia Sotomayor, Lee, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Bucklew, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Purkey


Global Disability Inclusion Is Vital to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond the turbulent ride the coronavirus has put the whole world on, the World Economic Forum says it has specifically thrown a spotlight on and sharply exacerbated inequalities globally – significantly impacting progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline.  Yet there is some good news. But it has also awakened a collective empathy across society, as so many came to understand that the isolation and exclusi...
Tags: Featured, Sales, Disabilities, World Economic Forum, Sustainability Practices, Wegginar®, Wegg® Blog, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global blog, Disability Inclusion, Sustainability As A Business Strategy, Kelly Twichel


Apple References Unreleased 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Boot Camp Update

Last week, Apple released an update for Boot Camp, its utility for running Windows on a Mac. While this update would typically be unremarkable, several of our readers noticed that the release notes reference an unreleased 2020 model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. While this could easily be a mistake, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is nearly a year old, so it is certainly a worthy candidate for a refresh in the near future. Apple did release a new high-end graphics option for the 16-inch MacBook Pro in ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Macbook, Boot Camp, Macbook Pro, Intel Core, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16, Atharva Kale Apple


The essential role of music therapy in medical assistance in dying

In Western society, we spend a lot of time celebrating and welcoming new life, but very few cultures celebrate when a person dies. While death is not as taboo as 50 years ago, death is still a topic that many individuals are not comfortable speaking about in conversations. Even more off-limits, people are less likely to talk about physician-assisted suicide in their social circles. There are many reasons to this phenomenon such as religious beliefs, personal beliefs, and advocacy for life. In fa...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Canada, North America, Health & Medicine, Music Therapy, Maid, Medical Assistance In Dying, Noushon Farmanara, Europe South America Australia, Canadian Association of Music


7 Reasons Why You the Honeywell Smart Dehumidifier in Your Home

Technology is a beautiful thing seeing we can turn our house into a smart home. Everything you buy nowadays can be controlled by an app or even your voice. Your fridge, TV, thermostat, lights, garage, and much more can be controlled by your phone. While looking for a dehumidifier, we saw that many of them use smart technology also. We needed one seeing how humid it can get down here in Georgia. The Honeywell Smart Dehumidifier was the one we wanted, and it was the smart choice. The Honeywell S...
Tags: Family, Technology, Featured, Home Improvement, Georgia, Product Reviews, Jazz, Product Review, Dehumidifier, Honeywell Smart Dehumidifier


[PODCAST] Building a Blog Squad – The Pros & Cons

Building a Blog Squad – The Pros & Cons We’re talking about building a blog squad. The good, the bad, the ugly. What is a blog squad? A writer or social personality with some sort of audience. You build a team of these people that can hype your content or events for you. Choose people you […]
Tags: Featured, Resources, News, Podcasts, Tech, Branding, Blog Posts, Recruitment Marketing, RecruitingLive! with William Tincup


Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available in Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority today announced that Ventra now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit mode, allowing the fare card to be added to the Wallet app on a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch for tap-and-go payment at train stations and on buses. Express Transit mode allows users to pay for rides without having to wake or unlock their iPhone or Apple Watch, or open the Ventra app. The mode also bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode. Users simply need t...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Cta, Chicago, Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Anthony, Apple Wallet, Chicago Transit Authority, Ventra, Ventra Card


How to Buy High-Quality Jewelry (on Any Budget)

The next time you buy jewelry, make sure you're doing it right.
Tags: Jewelry, Sponsored, Featured, Shopping, College


Bloomberg: Apple to Launch 3rd Gen AirPods and 2nd Gen AirPods Pro in 2021, Possible Third HomePod Model Also in the Works

Apple plans to update its AirPods line next year with two new models including third-generation ‌AirPods‌ and second-generation AirPods Pro, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Apple is also reportedly mulling a The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on two new models: third-generation entry-level ‌AirPods‌ and the second version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ earbuds, according to people familiar with the plans. The models will join other new Apple audio devices like the H...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Bloomberg.com, Cupertino California, Bloomberg Apple


Bloomberg: New AirPods and AirPods Pro Coming in 2021, AirPods Studio Delayed, Third HomePod Model Also Possible

Apple plans to update its AirPods line next year with two new models including third-generation ‌AirPods‌ and second-generation AirPods Pro, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on two new models: third-generation entry-level ‌AirPods‌ and the second version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ earbuds, according to people familiar with the plans. The models will join other new Apple audio devices like the HomePod mini and upcoming over-ear h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Featured, Samsung, Bloomberg, Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg Apple, AirPods, HomePod, AirPods Pro, AirPods Studio, HomePod Mini, Bloomberg The Cupertino California


Bloomberg: Apple to Launch 3rd Gen AirPods and 2nd Gen AirPods Pro in 2021, 'AirPods Studio' Delayed, Possible Third HomePod Model Also in the Works

Apple plans to update its AirPods line next year with two new models including third-generation ‌AirPods‌ and second-generation AirPods Pro, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on two new models: third-generation entry-level ‌AirPods‌ and the second version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ earbuds, according to people familiar with the plans. The models will join other new Apple audio devices like the HomePod mini and upcoming over-ear h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Featured, Samsung, Bloomberg, Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg Apple, AirPods, HomePod, AirPods Pro, AirPods Studio, HomePod Mini, Bloomberg The Cupertino California


Is gerrymandering “poisoning the well” of democracy?

Every ten years, the federal government administers the Census to determine the size of the population as well as how that population is distributed within and across states. These figures are then used to allocates seats within the US House of Representatives. States that grow faster than the rest of the country typically gain seats, necessarily at the expense of states that have lost residents or have experienced the slowest growth. Even states that do not gain or lose seats still witness shif...
Tags: Books, Politics, New York, Featured, US, US politics, Gerrymandering, US supreme court, Social Sciences, Online products, Subtopics, Jonathan Simcoe, House of Representatives States, New York State Assembly Districts


Disney Junior: Mira, Royal Detective Books

I received copies of these books to facilitate my review. Have you heard of the new Disney Junior series: Mira, Royal Detective? I have a fan of Mira in my household and she was so excited to receive 2 books about Mira: Mira, Royal Detective: The New Royal Detective Before Mira became the first young girl to be Royal Detective of Jalpur, she was just a townsperson with an eye for detail who liked helping her friends. Mira uses all her senses-eyes, ears, and sometimes nose!-to ...
Tags: Reviews, Featured, Parenting, Queen, Jaipur, Mira, Disney Junior, Mikku, Shanti, Mira Royal Detective, Mira Royal Detective Books, Royal Detective of Jalpur, Jalpur Mira, Queen Shanti, Jalpur, Prince Neel Mira


August’s Slight Reverse Mortgage Volume Drop Led by Wholesale Segment

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 6% in the month of August 2020, for a total of 4,007 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall comes in the midst of generally heightened reverse mortgage industry activity that has been taking place over the past few months as the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues. The slight volume reduction was primarily led by the wholesale endorsement segment of...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Data, HECM, RMI, Longbridge Financial, John Lunde, Open Mortgage, Reverse Market Insight


The fight against fake news and electoral disinformation

Just as COVID-19 is a stress test of every nation’s health system, an election process is a stress test of a nation’s information and communication system. A week away from the US presidential election, the symptoms are not so promising.  News reports  about the spread of so-called “fake news,” disinformation, and conspiracy theories are thriving as they did in 2016.Disinformation and “fake news” are not new, but the 2016 US presidential election placed the phenomenon squarely onto the internati...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Florida, Politics, Featured, US, America, Unesco, New York Times, United Nations, Donald Trump, Carnegie Mellon University, Social Sciences, World Economic Forum, Facebook Twitter, Legislative


What COVID-19 tells us about global supply chains

“These stupid supply chains that are all over the world, we have a supply chain where they’re made in all different parts of the world,” a frustrated Donald Trump exclaimed in May. “And one little piece of the world goes bad, and the whole thing is messed up.”President Trump is not the only one bewildered by global supply chains today. Over the past 40 years, it has become normal for the production of many goods to be disaggregated and outsourced around the world. Transnational supply chains now...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, China, Global, US, Walmart, Bangladesh, Jordan, Donald Trump, Rana Plaza, Primark, Wuhan, Social Sciences, Trump, Dhaka Bangladesh


Pennsylvania Republicans return to Supreme Court to challenge extended deadline for mail-in ballots

Four days after the justices left in place a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that requires election officials in that state to count mail-in ballots received within three days after Election Day, Nov. 3, Pennsylvania Republicans returned to the Supreme Court. This time, rather than asking the court to put the state supreme court’s ruling on hold, they asked the justices to rule on the merits of the case – and to do so before Election Day. And with the Senate set to vote on Monday night ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Senate, Pennsylvania, Gop, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Howe, Elena Kagan, Pennsylvania Republican Party, Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Cases in the Pipeline, Amy Coney Barrett


iPhone 12 Pro Allows You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Using LiDAR Scanner

iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new LiDAR Scanner for enhanced augmented reality experiences, but the sensor also enables another unique feature: the ability to measure a person's height instantly using the Measure app. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair, according to Apple. When the Measure app detects a person in the viewfinder, it automatically measures their height from the ground to the top of their head, hat, or hair. To measure a person's height, open the Me...
Tags: Featured, iPhone 12 Pro


How to Use Apple's New Intercom Feature

Alongside the HomePod mini, Apple introduced a new Intercom feature that's designed to let Apple device owners communicate with one another throughout the home, sending messages to specific rooms, areas, or people. Intercom works with the HomePod, ‌HomePod mini‌, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and even CarPlay, so you can dictate a voice message on any of your devices that you can have delivered to a single person in the family or all family members. How to Set Up Intercom After upda...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Intercom, HomePod, Siri zwnj, HomePod Mini, Invite People Intercom Requirements Intercom, HomePod Intercom