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FILE - Iran's United Nations Ambassador Amir Saeid Iravani addresses the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Feb. 23, 2023. "The Islamic Republic would decisively respond to any attack on the country, its interests and nationals under any pretexts," IRNA quoted Iravani as saying on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File). Is World War III on the horizon?

“World War III is approaching fast”: The only path to transforming peace

In this image provided by The White House, President Joe Biden receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, in the White House Situation Room at the White House in Washington, as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin listens. (Adam Schultz/The White House via AP). Could this lead to another Middle East war?

Will the killing of US soldiers lead to “another war in the Middle East”?

FILE - Taylor Swift wears a Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce jacket as she arrives before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. A scourge of pornographic deepfake images generated by artificial intelligence and sexualizing people without their consent has hit its most famous victim, singer Taylor Swift, drawing attention to a problem that tech platforms and anti-abuse groups have struggled to solve. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

AI-generated fake images of Taylor Swift make headlines: Five biblical responses to our “schism of the soul”

FILE - Flowers lie on a concrete slab of the Holocaust Memorial to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp in Berlin, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: A biblical reflection and response

The entrance to the Yad Vashem Children's Memorial in Jerusalem shows pillars in the background and a walkway into an underground memorial. Israelis prefer the term "Shoah" over Holocaust. dudlajzov/stock.adobe.com

Why the “Holocaust” was not a holocaust: A reflection on the gravest crime in human history

A staffer shows the location of the minute hand shortly before the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces the latest decision on the Doomsday Clock minute hand, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, at the National Press Club Broadcast Center, in Washington. This year, Jan. 2024, the clock will remain set to 90 seconds to midnight. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

“The most dangerous moment in modern history”: The Doomsday Clock nears midnight

This combination photo shows Republican former President Donald Trump, left, during a rally Nov. 18, 2023, in Fort Dodge, Iowa and President Joe Biden during a Hanukkah reception in the White House in Washington, Dec. 11, 2023. (AP Photo)

Trump and Biden win New Hampshire

An extended arm drops a ballot into a ballot box in front of an American flag, a symbol of democracy. Why is democracy popular? By andriano_cz/stock.adobe.com

Why is democracy so popular?

FILE - Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, Jan. 17, 2024, in Hampton, N.H. DeSantis has suspended his Republican presidential campaign after a disappointing showing in Iowa's leadoff caucuses. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Ron DeSantis ends his presidential campaign: A reflection on the decision that will determine our national destiny

FILE - Anti-abortion activists march outside of the U.S. Capitol during the March for Life in Washington, Jan. 20, 2023. More than a year after a generational victory for their movement, opponents of abortion rights will rally in the nation's capital with an eye on presidential elections that could be heavily influenced by abortion politics. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

March for Life at 51: Do we truly value people over politics?

FILE - Pro-abortion rights signs are seen during the March for Life 2016, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

How can so many Americans be so wrong on abortion?

FILE - Elton John performs on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Sept. 23, 2022. John has achieved EGOT status. The famed British singer-pianist secured an Emmy Award on Monday night, Jan. 15, 2024, for best variety special (live) for “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium,” a three-hour concert documentary that streamed on Disney +. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Elton John joins the elite EGOT club: Why “that’s no sign of greatness”

Jeremy Allen White, Emmy winner for lead actor in a comedy series for "The Bear" poses with Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Emmy winner for supporting actor in a comedy series for "The Bear", at the 75th Emmy Awards on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The Iowa caucuses and the Emmy Awards: How can God redeem our crisis in cultural confidence?

FILE - Snow falls at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 9, 2024, as a winter snow storm hits the state. As frigid temperatures scour the Midwest, Monday, Jan. 15, marks the official start to the Republican presidential nominating contest with the Iowa caucus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Whom should voters elect in Iowa? Why did God create such a chaotic, unpredictable world?

Is The Book of Clarence blasphemy? / LaKeith Stanfield arrives at the premiere of "The Book of Clarence" on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP).

Is “The Book of Clarence” blasphemy? What the new film says about Jesus—and us

Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, chairs a meeting with leaders of Palestinian factions at his office in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (AP Photo/Adel Hana). He is the Hamas mastermind behind the Oct 7 attacks in Israel.

Israel knows where October 7 mastermind is hiding. Why haven’t they killed him?

This photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board shows a gaping hole where the paneled-over flight door had been at the fuselage plug area of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Portland, Ore. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)

Did God save lives on Flight 1282?

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with the trophy after their win in the national championship NCAA College Football Playoff game against Washington Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Michigan wins the NCAA championship: Life as a spectator sport and the greatest need in America today

Cillian Murphy, left, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama for "Oppenheimer", and Robert Downey Jr., winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture for "Oppenheimer", pose in the press room at the 81st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

“Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” win Golden Globes: What their popularity says about our souls

U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia Matthew Graves speaks about the unfolding of the January 6 Capitol riot during a presentation ahead of this year's third anniversary in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Who’s to blame for the January 6 Capitol riot? How to live with the consequences of our actions

FILE - Those loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). Lately, the question of whether it was an insurrection by definition has garnered much attention.

Was January 6 an “insurrection”? Why weaponizing words imperils the future of our democracy

FILE - Harvard University President Claudine Gay speaks during a hearing of the House Committee on Education on Capitol Hill, Dec. 5, 2023, in Washington. Gay resigned Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, amid plagiarism accusations and criticism over testimony at a congressional hearing where she was unable to say unequivocally that calls on campus for the genocide of Jews would violate the school’s conduct policy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

New plagiarism allegations force resignation of Harvard president Claudine Gay

FILE - Taylor Swift performs during the opener of her Eras tour in Glendale, Ariz., on March 17, 2023. Swift's "Karma" is one of AP's contenders for song of the summer (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File). Swift recently passed Elvis Presley as the soloist with the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Taylor Swift breaks Elvis Presley’s record: The choice that will determine your destiny this year

A half-eaten MoonPie sits in front of a plate of MoonPies. By New Africa/stock.adobe.com

Ringing in 2024 with a MoonPie and bologna: A reflection on the best way to live every day this year

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