Articles

These are articles that I have read and found interesting. The content in these articles do not reflect my view or opinion. I just believe that learning is closely tied to reading. In the morning I may read 2-3 articles to get my day started. We have organized them and posted them so that you can read and learn with me. 

Article Count - June 24, 2020 - 567

Article Category Count - June 24, 2020 - 243

A Pandemic Plan / How To Preach - R20-14

  1. Which Preaching Style Works Best Online? – Phil Cooke R20-23

Abortion

  1. Special Video 1: What About Abortion? Should this one issue determine how Christians vote?
  2. Special video 2: This video explains the history of abortion from a secular standpoint. I found this to be very informative.
  3. I thought I was just starring in a movie, then my mom shocked me by telling me this secret

Adulting 

  1. Don't Follow Your Passion  (Video)

Aging and Wealth and Your Net Worth

  1. Here's the average net worth of Americans at every age - Business Insider

Annual United States Budget

  1.  U.S. Federal Budget Breakdown

Alcohol

Amazing Videos To Watch

  1. TD Jakes on Poverty 
  1. Who Are the Highest-Paid News Anchors in 2019? G-18

 

Apple Technology

  1. Can Apple Save Siri, the World’s Most Annoying A.I.?

Ark Size and Dimensions R-3

  1. How Big Was Noah’s Ark? | Ark Encounter R-6

Athletes

 

  1. How and Why Athletes Go Broke
  2. The Dumbest Purchases Made By Athletes.. Terrell Owens Bought What?!
  3. Jim Plunkett Says 'My Life Sucks,' Lives in Constant Pain from Football | Bleacher Report
  4. 5 Reasons Why 80% Of Retired NFL Players Go Broke
  5. Why Athletes Go Broke
  6. 8-Figures and broke; Why do professional athletes go bankrupt so often?
  7. NBA Salaries Explained B-9
  8. 11.4 Million Reasons Kawhi Leonard Will Not Sign With Toronto R-21
  9. Dwight Howard on Having 5 Kids With 5 Different Women: 'Should Have Been More Responsible' P-2
  10. Recruiting Fact Sheet R20-63

Basketball Lessons

  1. How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? – Population Reference Bureau

Black Reseach, Stats, Finances and Facts

  1. Jesse Duplatis on Black History 
  2. Trump misleadingly puts black youth unemployment rate at 59 percent | PolitiFact Virginia
  3. Black Unemployment Still Twice as High as White Unemployment - Breitbart 
  4. Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.  The Huffington Post 
  5. Black statistics a 40 year look
  6. 15 Major Corporations You Never Knew Profited from Slavery - Atlanta Black Star
  7. White families have nearly 10 times the net worth of black families. And the gap is growing. - The Washington Post
  8. The State of Black America Reports
  9. The Average Net Worth And Income For African Americans G-8

Bookstores - B-8 

  1. Barnes & Noble Is Falling Further Behind Amazon B-22
  1. Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey? G-17

 

Business Failures

  1. Sears wins reprieve from liquidation with last-minute bid on bankrupt company CNBC 

Business Lessons

  1. The Wall Street Journal: The Conference Call That Shook Investor Faith in Facebook
  2. NBC News: Dow closes down 660 points after Apple's shock warning sends tremors through markets B-5

Businesses Manufacturing - P20-2

  1.  Why Are There Still Not Enough Paper Towels? P20-4

 

Businesses Stories - G-17

  1. Daymond John Talks Reintroducing FUBU, Philanthropy and His Legacy - G-38

Cancer Research - G-6

 

  1. Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US - CNN G-16

 

Cannabis - G-12

  1. Kanye’s Second Coming: Inside The Billion-Dollar Yeezy Empire

Church Attendance and Trends

  1. The Number One Reason for the Decline in Church Attendance and Five Ways to Address It
  2. The Most Disturbing Church Trend of Them All
  3. Shocking Statistics about Church Decline
  4. Church Attendance Trends Around the Country - Barna Group
  5. Why church online as we know it is dead … and what the Church can do about it
  6. 1 Incredibly Disturbing Church Trend for 2015 — Ministry Today
  7. The ‘Unintended Consequence’ Overtaking the Multi-site Church Movement
  8. The Average Megachurch Attendee Might Surprise You | Facts & Trends -B-1
  9. Is the Megachurch Era Over? Yes. And No. (And Other Contradictory Answers) | Pivot | A Blog by Karl Vaters - B-2
  10. 10 Reasons Even Committed Church Attenders Are Attending Church Less Often - CareyNieuwhof.com - B-3
  11. The U.S. Church Isn’t Dying and Young People Aren’t Fleeing, Says Myth-Busting Book - Michael Foust (Note:This article does not reflect the braised red research on this topic. He has been some what selective in is analysis.) - G-34

Church Online Facts - B-1

  1. Is Church Online a Front Door—Or a Back Door—for Your Church? - CareyNieuwhof.com - B-4

Church Sex Abuse R-8

  1. Why the nation's two largest religious groups are talking about sex abuse this week - R-19

 

Climate Change

  1. It's not just Harvey: August marked by deadly floods around world CNN
  2. Sea levels may rise much faster than previously predicted, swamping coastal cities such as Shanghai, study finds R-16
  1. The Wall Street Journal: FICO Plans Big Shift in Credit-Score Calculations, Potentially Boosting Millions of Borrowers

Cruise Ship Budgets

  1. Here’s How Much Money Cruise Ships Make Off Every Passenger 

Cryptocurrenty

  1. Bill Gates: I would short bitcoin if I could

Current Events To Watch

  1. The Hill: Rosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors

Dating

  1. How Long Should You Date Before Getting Married? | Psychology Today

Data Change And Its Value

  1.  Why Trump's election scares data scientists: CNN

Debt and Deficit

  1. The only certainty in Trump's budget: Oceans of red ink
  2. U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time 
  3. After two years, Trump's tax cuts have failed Americans (opinion) - CNN G-26
  4. Here's the biggest problem with Trump's tax plan—commentary G-27
  5. US Federal Budget Breakdown G-28
  6. Understanding Debt vs. Deficit G-29
  7. The Budget Explained in Simple English G-30

Debt and Relationships

  1. CNBC: Till death do us part? It depends on your debt burden

Degree Statistics

  1. Census: More Americans have college degrees than ever before | TheHill
  2. College completion rates vary by race and ethnicity, report finds

Depression

  1. Loneliness peaks at three key ages, study finds -- but wisdom may help

Digital Issues: Zoom - R20-2

  1. Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning : NPR - R20-2

Digital Research

Digital Disruption - R-9

  1. The Atlantic: The surreal end of an American college R-20

Diseases/Contagious/Data - R20-12

  1. How Coronavirus Infected Some, but Not All, in a Restaurant R20-21
  2. Coronavirus facts, myths and information: Your questions, answered B20-41
  3. Looking at the numbers: Comparing Albany’s COVID-19 cases per capita R20-15

Diseases/Coronavirus - B20-6

  1. COVID-19: Why Does the Disease's Name Matter? | Time B20-10
  2. Bloomberg: Coronavirus Can Live in Patients for Five Weeks After Contagion B20-11
  3. CNN: New York officials traced more than 50 coronavirus cases back to one attorney B20-12
  4. Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 B20-13
  5. State Department: Amid coronavirus risk, Americans 'should not travel by cruise ship' B20-14
  6. Bloomberg Businessweek: How Patient Zero spread coronavirus despite ebola-style lockdown B20-15
  7. D.C., Md., Va. coronavirus: Quarantines and closures in Washington region - The Washington Post B20-16
  8. NBC News: What Taiwan can teach the world on fighting the coronavirus B20-19
  9. AP News: Sex workers face ruin amid virus fears, brothel closures B20-23
  10. Coronavirus kills 3 family members and sickens 4 others after a dinner in New Jersey - CNN B20-24
  11. The New York Times: How to stop the virus, according to scientists and health experts - B20-28
  12. The Washington Post: Italy’s staggering coronavirus death toll is a warning, doctors say - B20-29
  13. Fox News: Dr. Ashish Jha on coronavirus trends: 'I see the light at the end of the tunnel - B20-30
  14. CNN: Opinion: Why America has the world's most confirmed Covid-19 cases B20-36
  15. CNN Business: Bill Gates: State-by-state shutdown won't work B20-37
  16. The Washington Post: Social distancing will probably last through summer, coronavirus coordinator says R20-30
  17. Katrina Commander Rips 'Totally Clueless' Jared Kushner R20-36
  18. Vox: Governors are starting to close their borders. The implications are staggering. B20-40
  19. Anthony Fauci bio: Public-health hero is most trusted amid coronavirus - Business Insider B20-42
  20. Mashable: CDC shows you how to make a face mask in 45 seconds R20-5
  21. CT scan shows damaged tissue from a covid-19 patient's lungs R20-40
  22. How COVID-19 attacks the body and why it impacts some more than others R20-41
  23. What Happens If You Get Coronavirus R20-42
  24. A cluster of coronavirus cases in California was traced to a coughing patient at a birthday party R20-51
  25. The New Yorker: What We Don’t Know About the Coronavirus R20-54
  26. What Exactly Is Contact Tracing? P20-1
  27. More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff quarantined in several schools P20-3

Diseases/Coronavirus/Church and Religion: Responses and Impact - R20-1

  1. Two funerals and lack of social distancing: How coronavirus took over one small Georgia city - CNN R20-1
  2. It's a big deal that megachurches like Crossroads Church are canceling live services B20-45
  3. Pastor of Tampa church arrested for holding large services despite 'safer-at-home' order B20-46
  4. Korean cults: the missing link between the coronavirus, Sewol ferry disaster and President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment | South China Morning Post - R20-10
  5. Tampa Megachurch Pastor Browne Arrested for Illegal Sunday Service B20-48
  6. Washington choir rehearsal turns deadly after coronavirus kills 2 B20-49
  7. CHOIR MEMBER PASSES FROM COVID-19, 41 MEMBERS INFECTED AFTER ATTENDING SERVICE (A Warning To Churches) - B20-22
  8. WTOC: Long Co. resident positive with COVID-19 attended church-related gatherings while symptomatic R20-16
  9. Virginia pastor who held packed church service dies of coronavirus R20-17
  10. Long County resident may have exposed others to COVID-19 at church events R20-18
  11. Up to 30 COGIC Bishops, Leaders Die From COVID-19 — Charisma News R20-24
  12. Principles for Leading Through the Coronavirus Pandemic - OutreachMagazine.com B20-33
  13. Virginia Pastor Gerald Glenn dies of covid-19 after saying 'God is larger' than the virus - The Washington Post R20-57
  14. 4 family members of Virginia bishop who died of coronavirus now battling it themselves R20-58
  15. Charlotte church banned from holding in-person events after COVID-19 outbreak G20-1

Diseases/Coronavirus/Church Reopening R20-30

  1. Savannah Catholic Church public masses cancelled due to covid-19 concerns R20-62

Diseases/Coronavirus/Countries/Mexico - R20-26

  1. Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: Mexico's president is as heedless as Trump in the coronavirus crisis R20-53

Diseases/Coronavirus/Countries/Singapore - R20-27

  1. 'Tale of 2 outbreaks': Singapore tackles a costly setback R20-55

Diseases/Coronavirus/Countries/China -  G20-1

  1. China's successful control of COVID-19 - G20-2

Diseases/Coronavirus/Kids R20-22

  1. New warning of rare coronavirus complication in children R20-33 
  2. Pediatrician says 80% of kids likely have coronavirus, but they're so asymptomatic you'd never know R20-34

Diseases/Coronavirus/ Recovery R20-7

  1. The Wall Street Journal: Survivors of Coronavirus Face an Uncertain Road Back to Normal R20-7

Diseases/Coronavirus/Re-Opening Issues and Practices - R20-23

 

  1. United Airlines: A Message From Our New CEO, Scott Kirby - R20-35 (When a church is ready to go to these lengths then they are ready to reopen)
  2. Bloomberg: Coronavirus will change how we shop, travel, and work for years B20-18
  3. Crosspoint247 R20-26 (Crosspoint Fellowship Church is using ticketing system to facilitate in house services)
  4. CNN: What economy class could look like after virus R20-25
  5. NPR: Public health experts say many states are opening too soon to do so safely R20-49
  6. Reuters: Coronavirus spread accelerates again in Germany R20-52
  7. AP News: New coronavirus test is imperfect step toward mass screening R20-56

Diseases/Coronavirus/Schools R20-20

  1. The Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Pushes Colleges to the Breaking Point, Forcing ‘Hard Choices’ about Education R20-31
  1. BeBe Winans and Other Winans Family Members Test Positive For COVID-19 – Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell R20-19
  2. BeBe Winans Discusses his COVID-19 Experience with Joe Madison | Joe Madison The Black Eagle | Listen on SiriusXM R20-43
  3. The New York Times: Top E.R. doctor who treated virus patients dies by suicide R20-29 
  4. San Francisco Chronicle: “Sailors do not need to die”: Captain of warship hit by coronavirus begs the Navy for help B20-47

Diseases/Coronavirus Updates R20-17

  1. Coronavirus Update (Live): Cases and Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic R20-27

Diseases/Facts About The Flu R20-18

  1. This Is How Many People Die From the Flu Each Year, According to the CDC | Health.com R20-28
  1. How long does an average marriage last around the world?—Hopes&Fears
  2. 14 People On The Unexpected Perks Of Getting A Divorce
  3. These Are the Best (and Worst) Ages to Get Married | Psychology Today
  4. Here's What The Divorce Rate Actually Means
  5. Broken hearts: The divorce capital of every state
  6. 10 Most Common Reasons for Divorce | Marriage.Com
  7. Divorce rates up for Americans 50 and older, led by Baby Boomers | Pew Research Center
  8. This Is the Most Popular Age to Get Divorced | Personal Space R-4
  9. 32 Shocking Divorce Statistics | McKinley Irvin R-11

DNA - B-4

  1. CBS News: Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor — and pays a “devastating” price B-12
  2. China uses DNA to track its people, with the help of American expertise B-13
  3. The Wall Street Journal: She grew up thinking she was white. Then she took a DNA test. G-14
Dreaming Again - G-15
  1. This 80-year-old woman makes history as university's oldest graduate: ‘Age is not a barrier’ | GMA G-33
Economic Issues and Women
  1. Women Are on Track to Earn the Same as Men—In 202 Years
Economy by Class - B-2
  1. How much money you have to earn to be considered middle-class - B-6
  2. The middle class is becoming race-plural, just like the rest of America - B-7
Economy: Household Network - B-3
  1. Income and Wealth in the United States: An Overview of Recent Data - B-8
  1. African-American Women Now Top the List of Most-Educated Group in the Country
  2. The Population With a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2006–2010 
  3. U.S. Population More Educated Than Ever Before R-19
  4. More Than 4.5 Million African Americans Now Hold a Four-Year College Degree B20-43

Entrepreneur - G-9

  1. CLU | Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - Jeff Stibel

England Brexit

  1. Will Brexit still happen after Theresa May's political crisis?

Environment R20-28

  1. The disarming case to act right now on climate change | Greta Thunberg - YouTube R20-59

Ethnic Stats and Insights

  1. Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life
  2. Video From Sunday: April 26, 2015 - Dr. Julia Hare speaks on schools, discipline, and young black men.
  3. Why Riots Don't Work The Long-Term Negative Effects of Riots How the 1960's Riots Hurt African Americans
  4. Black Lives Matter and Racial Tension in America - Barna Group 
  5. Black Wealth in America Hardly Exists
Evangelicals, Politics, and Donald Trump 

(These articles do not necessarily express the views of Pastor Rick. These are things that he reads.)

  1. Trump's spiritual adviser says president is a man of repentance - USA TODAY
  2. Church of The Donald - POLITICO Magazine (duplicate)
  3. Porn Stars, Playmates, and Prayer Circles: How the Christian Right Traded Family Values for the Cult of Trump
  4. HuffPost: I Know Why Evangelical Women Support Brett Kavanaugh. I Was Raised To Do The Same.
  5. Andrew Jackson: The Forerunner of Donald Trump?
Facebook
  1. Bloomberg: Protecting Mark Zuckerberg Just Got More Expensive for Facebook
Fallen Leaders G-12
Family and Children
  1. Top Reasons For Divorce: http://divorce.lovetoknow.com/Top_Reasons_for_Divorce
  2. Divorce Statistics and Living Together Before Marriage: https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures
  3. Suicide Facts and Figures: https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures
  4. Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates May Be Due to Culture Rather Than Genes: https://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/2010/06_25_2010/story2.htm
  5. Bishop TD Jakes Comments on Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage
  6. The Father Factor http://www.fatherhood.org/father-absence-statistics
  7. ACE Study: Relationship to Childhood Trauma and Later Life Health Issues  http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
  8. How much screen time?: http://bgr.com/2014/05/29/smartphone-computer-usage-study-chart/
  9. Power of your thinking (Margaret Thatcher): http://www.ranker.com/list/the-iron-lady-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
  10. Healthy Husbands: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/03/12/husband-s-health-and-attitude-loom-large-happy-long-term-marriages
  11. Reading Levels Linkage to Incarceration: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/an-urban-myth-that-should-be-true/259329/
  12. High School Graduation Rates: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/high-school-graduation-rate_n_2755340.html
  13. Life Expectancy: http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/life-expectancy-by-re/
  14. Cost of Raising a Child: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/cost-of-raising-a-child_n_5688179.html (see money also)
  15. Facts about Child Abuse: https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-child-abuse
  16. 49 Fascinating Facts About Fathers
  17. The absent black father myth—debunked by CDC
  18. How Dads Affect Their Daughters into Adulthood

Family and Children - Birth Rates and Statistics - P-1

  1. An analysis of out-of-wedlock births in the United States P-3
  2. CNN: Japan's fertility crisis even worse than before as births fall sharply G-2

 

Famous People That I Read About

  1. Fox News: Cary Grant discovered happiness later in life after tumultuous childhood, says wife

Federal Budget 2017

  1. 2017 United States Federal Budget 

Finances 2017

  1. The State of American Family Finances

Foreign Side

  1. CNN: US cuts to relief funding hit refugees

Fundraising G-10

  1. New Creation Church Buys Mall for $296M—Sans Fundraising G-21

Great Inventions

  1. Leonardo da Vinci's Aerial Screw Invention
  2. VICE: New atomic clock, the most precise ever, could change our understanding of physics P-1

Great Men In History

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. - A 5 Minute Biography

Great Companies In Trouble

  1. How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess
  2. Sears, once dominant retailer, files for bankruptcy
Health and Fitness
  1. Interrupted Sleep? No Wonder You're Moody: http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/robert-rosenberg-sleep-answers/interrupted-sleep-no-wonder-youre-moody/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthEmotionalHealth_20151020
  2. Are you fit enough for the Army?: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/10/24/army-says-only-30-percent-of-americans-could-join.html
  3. Lack of Sleep Linked to Stroke: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/47773488
  4. Life Stress Test: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_82.htm
  5. Everyday Health Website: http://www.everydayhealth.com/
  6. 6 Fantastic Health Benefits of Apples
  7. Is Red Wine Really Good for You?
  8. How Much Sleep Do You Need?: http://www.everydayhealth.com/sleep/101/how-much-sleep-do-you-need.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyAging_20151228
  9. 15 Questions for Your Doctor About Type 2 Diabetes
  10. 7 Ways Your Body Gets Better With Age
  11. 1 Mealtime Mistake That’s Making You Gain Weight
  12. Health Survey United Methodist Clergy 2014
  13. Rising Obesity Now Affects 1 In 10 People Worldwide, Fueling Illness, Death
  14. Health Facts 2016 Causes of death

Health Issues

Healthcare

  1. The Fight For Drug Price Transparency: VICE on HBO
  2. What to know about the future of Obamacare
  3. Anger erupts at Republican town halls - CNN
  4. ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare
  5. Paul Ryan Reveals Why Republicans Have A Big Obamacare Repeal Problem - The Huffington Post - US
  6. What doctors think about the Affordable Care Act - CNN
  7. Rand Paul previews Obamacare replacement plan
  8. Record number of Obamacare sign-ups on HealthCare.gov for 2017 health insurance coverage
  9. Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
  10. Health care Obamacare Results: Medicaid expansion under ACA linked with better health care, improved health for low-income adults | News | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  11. Vox: The American Health Care Act: The Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained
  12. The Washington Post: Obamacare revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million
  13. Obamacare Repeal Fails: Three GOP Senators Rebel in 49-51 Vote - NBC News
  14. Millions of Americans are about to lose their health insurance in a pandemic — The Guardian B20-38

History

  1. How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last? | Owlcation

Household Stats

  1. No-car households are becoming more common in the US, after decades of decline
  1. White families have nearly 10 times the net worth of black families. And the gap is growing. - The Washington Post
  2. The Road To Zero Wealth R-12
Inheritance R-1

Immigration

Insurance Issues To Watch 2018

  1. Get Health Coverage at Work? Lawsuit Against ACA Could Affect You, Too
  2. The Wall Street Journal: Opinion: Exit From ObamaCare

Income and Finances

  1. The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today 
  2. Are you in the US middle class? Try our income calculator
  3. BlackDemographics.com | Black Male Statistics
  4. 10 reasons you will never be a millionaire
  5. CNBC: Over half of Americans think you must earn $1 million a year to be rich—here’s what it really takes

International Issues

  1. China - Trump team floats tariffs

IRS Under Pressure

  1. The Washington Post: Fallout from allegations of tea party targeting hamper IRS oversight of nonprofits

Jesus Facts

  1. Miles Jesus and Mary Walked

Jobs

  1. The New York Times: The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.

Loneliness

  1. Loneliness peaks at three key ages, study finds -- but wisdom may help

Lottery Lessons

  1. The Washington Post: He won Powerball’s $314 million jackpot. It ruined his life

Marriage

  1. 5 Ways Marriage Is Harder in 2017 (and What You Can Do About It)
  2. The Average Age Of Marriage Right Now
  3. Bloomberg: Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet
  4. Six months into marriage, I couldn’t think of ONE thing that I liked about my husband – THIS changed everything B-11
  5. These Are the Best (and Worst) Ages to Get Married | Psychology Today R-5

Marriage 2018 Stats

  1. Number of married couples in the U.S. 1960-2017 | Statista

Marriage On The Rocks

  1. This Is What No One Tells You About Leaving Your Marriage When You Have Kids (This piece offers a painful view of divorce worth knowing exists. It has one unnecessary bad word that surprises you. Stretch as you read and decide how you will live.  The thoughts expressed with one unfortunate bad word are not in agreement with my views on marriage. ) B-19

Medical Disasters

  1. Sky News: 40 people died in 'barbaric' secure hospitals the government pledged would close

Medical Issues

  1. Yes, you can die from sleep apnea. Carrie Fisher did. - SleepApnea.org
Mexico
Millennials
  1. You've Gotta Love Millennials - Micah Tyler
  2. Why Aren’t Black Millennials Leaving the Church? – RELEVANT Magazine
  3. Why Black Churches Are Keeping Millennials | Christianity Today
  4. Millennials explain why they have nothing saved for retirement
  5. Playing catch-up in the game of life”: Why millennials are approaching middle age in crisis R-15
Missed Opportunities
Money
  1. Wanted: Jobs For 600 Million Young People: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wanted-jobs-for-600-million-young-people/
  2. GenX has most Financial Worries: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-generation-x-had-the-worst-personal-finance-year-ever-214519220.html
  3. Retirement Myths: http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/busting-myths-about-work-retirement
  4. 10 Richest Presidents: http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2013/02/14/americas-10-richest-presidents-1049821554/
  5. Gender Pay Gap: http://www.today.com/money/gender-pay-gap-persists-women-age-812558?franchiseSlug=todaymoneymain
  6. Cost of Raising a Child: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/cost-of-raising-a-child_n_5688179.html
  7. The Black White Economic Divide in 5 Charts
  8. Study: Less than half are middle class: http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/09/news/economy/middle-class/index.html
  9. Millennials: Steps for Financial Success | Northwestern Mutual

Music And The Brain:

  1.  Why can't you get that song out of your head?
Oil Business R-7
  1. Will Guyana soon be the richest country in the world? R-17
Pastors and Churches
  1. The Credibility Crisis of Today’s Pastors
  2. Eight Point Eight Two: How long do pastors stay in one church? - 'For Every Man'
  3. Generational Giving Habits:  http://www.fellowshipone.com/blog/leveraging-ramifications-generational-giving/
  4. High Cost of Debt for Ministries: http://ministrytodaymag.com/index.php/ministry-leadership/finance/1491-the-high-cost-of-debt-in-ministry
  5. Importance of Church Membership: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/is-church-membership-really-required/
  6. Church Bankruptcies: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/november-web-only/surprise-inside-church-bankruptcies.html
  7. The Church In Financial Crisis: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/the-church-in-financial-crisis/
  8. Momentum - Training: http://www.daveramsey.com/momentum/home/
  9. Top Reasons for Church Attendance - Why People Go to Church
  10. Church Bankruptcies Paper (Pamela Foohey): http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2219964
  11. Why Churches are Less Evangelistic: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e900691004213b8049094abdb&id=472e888079&e=ed7bc02419
  12. Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church Volunteer Handbook -http://www.ocbfchurch.org/images/uploads/ministries/membership/OCBF-Volunteer-Handbook06-12.pdf
  13. Online Giving 
  14. Why Do So Many Pastors Leave The Ministry? The Facts Will Shock You 
  15. Six Things You Need to Know about Pastors Who Leave Their Ministry 
  16. 14 Surprising Facts About Pastors R-7

Pastors Health Research - B-7

  1. Burnout & Breakdown: Barna's Risk Metric for Pastors - Barna Group B-21

Pastors Retirement

  1. Ages 50-75: The Senior Pastor's Sweet Spot

Pastors Stats and Research

  1. Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity
  2. The Five Main Reason Pastors Quit Revitalization Efforts G-7

Pay Gaps - R-2

  1. Just How Bad Is the Gender Pay Gap? Brutal, When You Look at a Lifetime of Work R-3

People To Watch - R20-24

  1. "Do You Still Believe" | Pastor Theo Schaffer | An Easter Grace Experience! R20-39
  1. The Importance of Mental Health Among Police Officers
  2. Life Expectancy in Police Officers: A Comparison with the U.S. General Population
  3. 'Silence can be deadly': 46 officers were fatally shot last year. More than triple that — 140 — committed suicide.

Politics

  1. Church of The Donald - POLITICO Magazine (duplicate)
  2. POLITICO: Trump May Not Be Crazy, But the Rest of Us Are Getting There Fast
  3. Ken Starr says there will be “hell to pay” if Whitaker messes with Mueller
  4. It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote - CNNPolitics
  5. Trump Should Be Removed from Office | Christianity Today G-20
  6. Opinion | Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican - The New York Times G-31
  7. AP News: Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates G-32

Prayer Stats and Information

  1. Statistics on Prayer in the U.S. • ChurchLeaders.com
  2. 5 facts about prayer | Pew Research Center
  3. Evangelicals admit struggling to find time for daily Bible reading and prayer | Christian News on Christian Today

Prison G-3

  1. The Wall Street Journal: Three Prison Inmates Beat Harvard in a Debate. Here’s What Happened Next G-11
  2. Sneak Preview of New Documentary: "College Behind Bars" | KAALTV.com G-12

Publishing Research 

  1. May 2016 Author Earnings Report: the definitive million-title study of US author earnings – Author Earnings
  2. Publisher Revenue Up 4.5% Through April 2019, eBook Revenues Down 2.5% | The Digital Reader G-6
  3. How Many Pages Should My Book Be? Let's Find Out - G-36

Reading

  1. The Most Likely Person to Read a Book? A College-Educated Black Woman
  2. The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People
  3. Improving Reading Outcomes for Young Black Males
  4. Who doesn’t read books in America? | Pew Research Center
  5. Print books still much more popular than e-books, audiobooks | Pew Research Center
  6. Reading Habits Around The World
  7. Who doesn’t read books in America?
  8. Literacy Statistics B-14
  9. Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out (video in the document) B-18

Russia's Goal

  1. POLITICO: Why Russia Will Help the Democrats Next 

Russia Investigation

  1. Business Insider: Meet the all-star team of lawyers Robert Mueller has assembled for the Trump-Russia investigation

Same Sex Issues

  1. Supreme Court seems divided in case of baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple 
  2. Supreme Court ruling on Colorado gay wedding cake case may be influenced by past litigation
  3. Pure Life Ministries R-9

Schools

  1. School lunch shaming: Inside America's hidden debt crisis
  2. White schools get $23 billion more in funding that non-white schools, report says - CNN B-17

School Shooting Facts and Statistics 

  1. 2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members
  2. School shootings in the US compared with the rest of the world - CNN

 

Slavery

  1. Remembering the Women of Slavery | The New York Public Library
  2. How Many U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves? - Ask History
  3. The Transatlantic slave trade
  4. The Weeping Time
  5. BBC News US: Money wives: The Nigerian girls sold to repay debts (VIDEO)

Sleep Research R-4

  1. CNN: Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study say R-10

Singles Facts

  1. The Trends Redefining Romance Today - Barna Group
Smart Women
  1. Judge Judy made $147 million in 2018, and only shoots shows for two months
Smoking, Obesity and Diabetes
  1. Americans are fatter than ever, CDC finds
  2. Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart The Hardest: http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0829/belly-fat-may-hit-your-heart-the-hardest.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHeartHealth_20150930
  3. Diabetes Video - Dr. Oz: http://www.oprah.com/video_embed.html?article_id=21458
  4. Simple Guide to Heart Health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/
  5. Why are Asians at Higher Risk? | Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative
  6. Exercise and Diabetes
  7. 3 Healthy Cooking Tricks for People With Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Type 2 Diabetes Complications You Can Avoid: http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-treatment-diet-exercise/diabetes-complications-you-can-avoid-pictures/#08
  9. African Americans and Kidney Disease - The National Kidney Foundation
  10. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Is Essential for Diabetes Management

Special Days

  1. Good Friday 

Staff Issues - R20-25

  1. This Fixable Problem Costs U.S. Businesses $1 Trillion - R20-45

Stats - B-5

  1. Number Of Years It Took Each Product To Gain 50 Million Users B-10

Stimulus 2020 - R20-3

  1. NPR: The Coronavirus Small Business Loan Program: What You Need To Know - R20-3
  2. CNN Politics: Stimulus latest: Rollout and small business loan glitches continue - R20-14

Stock Market Changes and Why

  1. The stock market correction two weeks later: How it happened, and if it can happen again

Streaming - B20-12

  1. Should a Church Live Stream or Pre-Tape? Which Is Better? B20-26

Student Loan Debt Crisis

  1. U.S. Plans to Forgive $108 Billion in Student Loans
  2. The $1.3 trillion student loan problem facing Betsy DeVos
  3. As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away
  4. Why the dentist with $1 million in student debt spells trouble for federal loan programs

Streaming 

  1. Will People Stop Coming To Church If You Offer Live Streaming?
  2. Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

Supreme Court

  1. Donald Trump Made Justice Kennedy an Offer He Couldn’t Refuse
  2. How a private meeting with Kennedy helped Trump get to ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh
  3. POLITICO: Why You Shouldn’t Care Whether Kavanaugh Is an ‘Originalist’
  4. Brett Kavanaugh: Washington insider has said presidents should be shielded from litigation while in office

Tax Issues

  1. Wave goodbye to these six tax deductions
  2. Tax Changes 2019 B-20
  3. 7 reasons Republicans tax bill bet may be bad - CNNPolitics (We will give it a change and wait and see)
  4. 4 ways Trump's tax cuts changed the American economy R-8

Technology

  1. Americans devote more than 10 hours a day to screen time
  2. Apple fires on Facebook
Theology and Bible Topics / Christian Lifestyle

Thom Rainer - G-1

  1. Why I Don’t Require Office Hours for Ministry Staff - ThomRainer.com R-3
  2. Five Signs Your Church Has Gone Too Far with Marketing - ThomRainer.com R-5

Tips For Financially Managing The Corona Virus - B20-11

  1. Credit card payments delayed covid 19 - Google Search - B20-25

Those Who Have Fallen

  1. The Cost of Falling Stars: The Bill Cosby Residuals Story

Trade War Facts

  1. The Economist: What might a trade war between America and China look like?
Warrior Nation Basketball
Wealth R-5
What Some Believe (These are not necessarily my views. The articles listed in this section are for research purposes)
  1. Black Hebrew Isrealites
  2. What Is The Original Hebrew Name For Jesus? And Is It True That The Name Jesus Is Really A Pagan Corruption Of The Name Zeus? 
  3. Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13)?

What The Bible Says About Heaven

  1. Inspirational ministries 14 Questions about heaven: Please look at question number 7 for your question about what happens after death.
  2. 5 Questions about Heaven Billy Graham Answered
  3. 5 Curious Questions About Heaven

Wills and Estate Planning

  1. This is what will happen to Aretha Franklin's estate

Women's Rights - B20-15

  1. CNN: Her husband died. Then his family shaved her head and made her strip beside his grave B20-35

Work 2020 Forward

  1. The End Of The Office

Work Facts

  1. CNN: Half of American workers aren't using all their vacation days
  2. Out of the Office: More People Are Working Remotely, Survey Finds - The New York Times

Worship Service

  1. Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship

Youth

  1. Pew Research: Why Young People Are Leaving Christianity
  2. Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone? B-15
  3. The Danger More Pressing than Sex and Drugs for Generation Z  B-23

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