Terror: 2 Explosions In St. Petersburg, Russia Metro

Akbarzhon Jalilov

Update:  A former sushi chef from Kyrgyzstan has been named as the suicide bomber who murdered 14 and injured 50 in the St Petersburg train massacre.

Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, who was born in Kyrgyzstan, has been named by security services as the suspected bomber who also planted a second device hidden in a fire extinguisher that failed to explode.

Kremlin officials said parts of the attacker’s body had been found at the scene a day after a train was blown up between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations in Russia’s second city. DailyMail

Two nail bombs have ripped through train carriages killing at least ten and injuring 50 in the Russian city of St Petersburg this morning. Explosive devices packed full of shrapnel were detonated on a train between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya stations. DailyMail

Vladimir Putin is in his hometown of St Petersburg today.  “We are considering all possible causes, including terrorism,” he said in a statement.

A suspected IED explosion inside a car of the St. Petersburg Metro system has resulted in casualties among passengers. The entire transit system has been shut down as bomb squads and rescuers are responding to the emergency.The explosion happened as the train was traveling between the stations Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad of the St. Petersburg Metro, the National Antiterrorism Committee confirmed, adding that there was an unspecified number of fatalities from the blast.

The explosion happened as the train was traveling between the stations Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad of the St. Petersburg Metro, the National Antiterrorism Committee confirmed, adding that there was an unspecified number of fatalities from the blast.

Preliminary reports indicate that some 10 people may have been killed and 20 injured in the blast, news agencies said citing sources close to the investigation. RT

ACFI Survey: How Many Americans Have A Biblical Worldview?

By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Matthew 7:16

Everyone has a worldview, but we do not all share the same worldview. A worldview simply is the intellectual and emotional filter through which we experience, interpret, and respond to the world. Our worldview begins developing before we are two years old and is almost fully formed before we reach our teenage years. That worldview helps us to identify who we want to be, how we want to live, and what we consider to be right and good. We feel good about ourselves when we live in concert with that worldview; we feel uncomfortable when we make choices or engage in behaviors that conflict with our worldview. ACFI

The Worldview Measurement Project was the biggest national worldview survey ever conducted, by American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI).  It found a huge gap between the number of Americans claiming to be Christian and the number that live biblically.  The survey found many Americans that profess Christianity could not pass Christianity 101.

The ACFI survey was three surveys that divided people into public, Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians (SAGE Cons), and theologically conservative pastors.  In the results is a group labeled “Integrated Disciples”,  who answered 80% or more of the questions in accordance with biblical principles  – “that is, people who are designated as having a biblical worldview based on integrating their beliefs and behavior into a lifestyle that reflects foundational biblical principles.”

The survey was divided between 20 “Christianity 101” questions about basic spiritual beliefs and 20 questions on behavior that is addressed in the Bible –  cheating, lying, cheating, pornography, stealing, the nature of God and the consequences of unresolved sin.

Barna noted. “Jesus taught His disciples that the right beliefs are good, but the real measure of where you stand is what He labeled the fruit of a person’s life, referring to the product of applying one’s convictions. As a result, we created this measurement process with the intention of blending both core beliefs and core behaviors to estimate the biblical consistency of peoples’ worldview. Because that process involves both beliefs and behavior, with the intention of being an imitator of Christ, we chose to call such people Integrated Disciples. They are effectively blending their beliefs and behavior into a Christ-like lifestyle.”

Results

The results were dismal. Continue reading ACFI Survey: How Many Americans Have A Biblical Worldview?

Australian Mother Expelled From ‘Multicultural Playgroup’ Because She’s White

NSW Department of Education funds the center.  Exclusion from a playgroup on the basis of race is racism!

Multiculturalism = Segregation

A mother in Australia has been forced to leave a playground with her kids after the officials told her they can’t play in a “multicultural group” because she’s white.

Tara Coverdale, a mother of two and currently living in Sydney, Australia, claims she was told to leave the playground because it was a multicultural playgroup and she’s a white Australian, according to The Daily Telegraph Australia.

The mother said went with her eight-month-old baby and her four-year-old son to Alexandria Park Community Centre located in the inner-city Sydney.

Shortly after she arrived to the community centre for a playgroup, a staff member approached her asking whether this was her first time. Rather than being welcoming, the staff member announced that Coverdale isn’t allowed to be there.

“I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup,” staff member said and asked, “Can I ask what your cultural background is?”

Coverdale, a blonde mother with freckles, replied saying she’s Australian, prompting the staff to deny her entry into the playground. “I’m sorry, you can’t come here. It’s for multicultural families and people who speak languages other than English at home.”

The mother refused to leave the playground, claiming her son was having a good time with a friend in the playground, asking “Why should I leave?”

She was then approached by Jo Fletcher, the centre’s facilitator, who asked the same question as the staff member: “Can I just ask what your cultural background is?”

“I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup,” Fletcher said after finding out Coverdale is a fourth-generation Australian…

Following the controversy, Education Minister Rob Stokes had instructed the centre to allow all families to attend the playground.

“I was disappointed to hear that a mum and her young child felt they were not welcome… This is not acceptable. Everyone, regardless of their background, should feel included in these wonderful community activities.” Heatst