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Posts by Steve Mcconkey

Sweden’s push for a cashless society reveals hidden risks

(BLOOMBERG) Sweden may be about to take its world-beating cashlessness to the next level, as the pandemic threatens to push its notes and coins close to extinction. Stefan Ingves, the governor of the Riksbank, recently remarked that some young Swedes “have no idea” what real money looks like anymore. It’s a future that has Ingves…

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Atheists stop Tennessee school district from promoting Christianity

(WKRN) A Tennessee school district that was sued last year by two atheist families for promoting Christianity has agreed to stop the practice, according to a consent decree filed in federal court in Nashville on Monday. In the consent decree, the Smith County School District admitted that Christian prayers were delivered over the school address…

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Tommy Bartlett Show closes after 69 years

(CHANNEL 3000) After nearly seven decades, the Tommy Bartlett Show in Wisconsin Dells announced Wednesday it will close permanently due to business losses during the pandemic. In April, the owners of the water-ski, sky and stage show made the decision to close its attraction this summer due to restrictions on large gatherings. President and co-owner…

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Big Ten officially reverses course, announces return of football season

(CHANNEL 3000) The Big Ten Conference is officially announcing a return to the football field. After an August vote by the conference’s presidents and chancellors not to play fall sports, the conference is reversing course when it comes to football. The decision was widely reported Tuesday before the official announcement was released Wednesday morning. Earlier…

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Nearly 100 earthquakes swarm Yellowstone in 24 hours

(IDAHO STATESMAN) A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb. Although the area is one of the most seismically active regions in the U.S., the cluster…

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Masks so like the mark of the beast by Merrill Olson

By Merrill Olson When this corona virus occurred, it is interesting how easily people obeyed wearing masks. As governors and certain medical personnel, not all, mandated it, it is amazing how people complied without questioning whether it actually protects. Now, I’m not saying it does not. Yet, I am wondering if certain health problems may…

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Surface Christianity lacks impact by Merrill Olson

by Merrill Olson A good question to begin is simply: Is the Christian Church today impacting a society and world dominated by corrupt world leaders and radical politicians? It sounds negative but it is reality! The United States of America of my youth is totally different than what it taking place today with the riots…

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Life or death by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden Recently my sister passed away after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. She lost the battle but won the war. I say that because my sister had a living faith, faith that was placed not in the changing ideas of men, but in the unchanging person of the Lord Jesus Christ,…

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4 WINDS USA NEWS RELEASE: After approving social justice messages, will the NCAA allow Christian messages on uniforms?

(CHRISTIAN NEWSWIRE) MADISON, Wisc., Aug. 6, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — 4 WINDS USA President Steve McConkey contacted NCAA officials in Indianapolis to ask them if they will allow Christian messages on uniforms now that they passed a rule allowing social justice messages. McConkey stands up worldwide for Christian athletes. Athletes will now be able to…

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4 WINDS USA NEWS RELEASE: Ban Black Lives Matter from sports

(CHRISTIAN NEWSWIRE) MADISON, Wisc., July 27, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — We have an epidemic in sports called Black Lives Matter (BLM). A very small percentage of policemen have created situations that need addressed. However, the extreme reaction through BLM is dangerous. Professional sports teams promote BLM by allowing kneeling before and during the national anthem,…

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America ripe for judgement by Merrill Olson

By Merrill Olson“If God does not judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah” is a statement that has been uttered by many for years. Decades ago when the United States practiced the Judeo Christian ethic, that assertion would have brought puzzlement into peoples’ minds. Yet, that is no longer the case.…

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Is America losing its soul? by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The happenings in America can only cause one to ask this question. For the foundation of any country, of any civilization, is that which keeps a people grounded in that which lasts. And what is that which lasts? That which promotes righteousness – that which upholds the integrity and value of each…

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Biblical to be a Christian and political by Steve McConkey

By Steve McConkey “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2). Christians need to stand up as they preach the gospel. We will be adding to the following as time goes on. Here are examples: Nathan directly confronted King David about his sin with Bathsheba (2…

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Freedom at risk?? by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The wake-up call, have you heard it? It’s a loud cry to every American to wake up to the reality that individual freedom is being directly challenged – challenged by those causing uprisings, destruction, with certain demands – that if their changes are not met, the place will be burned down. Such…

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Peace – really??? by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The happenings in the United States right now are telling us that there is a desperate need for peace – peace among individuals, peace in all of our relationships, and ultimately peace with God. Of course, saying that there is a need for peace in the USA at this time almost seems…

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Present circumstances point to the Antichrist by Merrill Olson

By Merrill Olson Many of us watched with dismay over the recent rioting, violence, stealing, and destruction with the protests. Innocent peoples’ places of business have been literally destroyed. All of them are victims of ruthlessness. They had absolutely nothing to do with a police officer’s actions. And yet, depraved human nature can take things…

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Something of ‘hell’ breaks loose by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The lethal Coronavirus stopped the world in its tracks. Now the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd has caused protests along with riots and vandalism in major cities in the United States, with such spreading world-wide. Our prayers for God’s strength, peace, and comfort are for those who have lost loved…

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Colorado Stalker Kevin Beck’s criminal record

Kevin Beck is an author of running books (Run Strong) and a coach. The above picture is of Beck and girlfriend Lize Brittin. They co-authored Young Runners at the Top. Kevin Beck continues to cyber stalk Steve McConkey, 4 WINDS USA President, and his wife. He has created a multitude of false accounts, a mocking…

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Pictures through the years

Dunlap Elementary Thanksgiving lunch in Des Moines, Iowa in 1961. Steve was in kindergarten and is near the wall. Dunlap is no longer a school. During Dunlap Elementary field trips, Steve went to the Drake Relays in 1967 and 1968. First time exposure to world-class track and field.  After the sixth grade, Steve’s family moved…

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