As excitement mounts for the unveiling of the newest iPhone device from Apple, skepticism is also rising with fear that the price for the device could skyrocket.
Prices for the phone could rise to well over $800 without a 2-year contract subsidy from retail carriers. The iphone 5s starts at $649 without a contract.
Apple's rumored iPhone event on Sept. 9 will most likely debut the iPhone 6, which boasts numerous new features that could cost consumers more than the previous versions. The most obvious reason for a price increase would be in the size of the phone. Apple is reportedly preparing two versions of the iPhone 6, one with a 4.7 inch and the other a 5.5 inch screen. The iPhone 5s currently boasts a 4 inch screen. more >>
I recently had an exchange with a Duke Divinity School student regarding many of things I've written at the Acton Institute over the past 12 years. The student said this about me:
When it comes to speaking comfort to power and castigating the most vulnerable in our society, there is perhaps no public theological voice more eager than that of Anthony Bradley's. His body of work is a textbook in blaming the victim and reducing problems to pathology.
Not only had the student actually not read most of the things that I have written but the comment exposes something that Jonathan Haidt explains well that I've talked about before: ideological "tribalism." more >>
Days have gone by since the passing of Robin Williams, but no one will forget his smile and the way he made their faces light up. He was funny and always knew what to say to make you smile.
In honor of Robin Williams, this 20-year-old student Heather Rooney draws an amazing realistic portrait of him that many would say looks like a photograph. Her attention to detail skills are simply incredible. It's almost like he is coming out of the picture in 3D.
Anyone who was a big Robin Williams fan will appreciate what this artist has created. Watch the time-lapse video below of her painting this amazing image: more >>
Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, issued a Facebook post inviting famed atheist activist Richard Dawkins to come meet her six-year-old son, Trig, who has Down syndrome after Dawkins tweeted last week that he felt it was "immoral" not to "abort and try again" when an unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down's.
While most people did not respond kindly through social media to Dawkins' initial tweet, which was a response to a woman who asked his advice about the moral dilemma of what to do when pregnant with a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome, Palin did not criticize Dawkins for what he tweeted. Instead, she seemed to acknowledged his point of view and extended an invitation for Dawkins to come meet her son in hopes that he would see the "beauty" that lies beneath the diagnosis.
Palin's Facebook post, which included 11 pictures of Trig, reads as follows: more >>
Tim Tebow may not be playing in the NFL, but he recently exercised his star power when he made a young fan's dreams come true.
Tebow, 27, is a former NFL quarterback who currently serves as an ESPN college football analyst. Beyond football he is active with the Tim Tebow foundation which provides a program called W15H to offer kids with life-threatening illnesses their dream experiences.
Haley Burke, a teenage fan of Tebow's with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, recently met the athlete who flew she and her family to Arizona for four days. There the Burke family stayed in the presidential suite at a Scottsdale resort for four days, met Tebow for dinner, and engaged in a personal training session, according to People.com. more >>
Erica Campbell could have relied on a high profile music video director to create a treatment for her new single "You Are," but instead she is enlisting fans to help create the visuals for her upcoming video.
Campbell, 42, has Grammy, AMA, ASCAP and Image awards among others as a member of Mary Mary. After her first solo album "Help" debuted with the top spot on the US Billboard Gospel Albums charts last March, Campbell recently released her third single "You Are."
Now she is giving groups of fans the opportunity to not only appear in her upcoming video, but to create a concept for the visuals. more >>