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Voiced by veteran talk show host Adam McManus and written by radio-host and pastor Kevin Swanson and AP award-winning reporter, now pastor, Mark Robinette, The World View in 5 Minutes is a round-up of the daily news from a Biblical perspective. And, perhaps most uniquely, you will often hear applicable Scriptures paired with the stories themselves. It’s part Paul Harvey, part R.C. Sproul. You’ll get addicted to the most definitively Christian overview of the news including politics, pop cult ...
 
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It’s Friday, May 7th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Pakistani Christian nurse falsely accused of Muslim blasphemy Last week, a Pakistani Christian nurse named Sakina Mehtab said she was stunned to see videos of her Muslim colleagues, some armed…
 
It’s Thursday, May 6th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Christian cases take center stage in Iran’s Supreme Court International Christian Concern reports two important Christian cases are headed to Iran’s Supreme Court. The first case before the…
 
It’s Wednesday, May 5th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Chinese Communists arrested Beijing preacher Chinese Communists arrested Qie Jiafu, a preacher from Zion Church in Beijing last week. Zion Church was the largest house church in Beijing be…
 
It’s Tuesday, May 4th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Canadian authorities have locked down second church Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada, which has already racked up $40 million in fines for regular in-person meetings, is now facing a l…
 
Recently, Mandarin Companion participated in the 2021 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), and the topics discussed provided quite a bit of insight into what is in store for the future of Chinese learning, since methods applied in schools trickles down to affect all learners. Spoiler alert: the future is bright! Guest interview with Jonatha…
 
It’s Monday, May 3rd, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Chinese Communists shut down Bible apps, Christian WeChat accounts In a move to crack down on Christianity nationwide, the Chinese Communists are targeting the cyberspace. They have removed Bib…
 
It’s Friday, April 30th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Nigerian Muslim gunmen raid Baptist service, abduct 4 worshipers, kill 1 Armed Nigerian Muslim radicals raided Haske Baptist church’s Sunday service, killing one person, injuring another and…
 
It’s Thursday, April 29th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Egyptian Muslims killed Coptic Christian Islamic State militants killed a Coptic Christian last week in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt. ISIS abducted 62-year-old Nabil Habashi Salama…
 
It’s Wednesday, April 28th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark India, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam among top persecutors of Christians The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released their 2021 Annual Report this month. The report rec…
 
It’s Tuesday, April 27th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Arizona Governor is okay with homosexual/trans indoctrination Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey vetoed legislation last week that would have restricted homosexual indoctrination in …
 
It’s Monday, April 26th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Biden calls Turkey’s slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians “genocide” yet silent about 60 million U.S. babies killed by abortion International Christian Concern, a persecution watchdog group, h…
 
Everyone loves Chinese food, but if only there were a way to tie your love for the cuisine into progress learning the language. Well, there is! ...sort of. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to do so that your stomach stays full as your Mandarin levels up. Guest interview with James Wong who, despite a severe hearing disability, worked hard t…
 
What if you are still struggling to get to the point where you can read the lowest level graded readers? What techniques can get you there? John and Jared will discuss steps you can take to bridge the gap to real reading and also begin to experience the snowball effect of reading in Chinese. Guest interview is with Abigail Washburn, a Grammy Award …
 
Will Chinese one day unseat English to become the dominant language around the world? Jared and John discuss a paper by professor Jeffery Gil who predicts that one day it will. Guest interview is with Amani Core who provides a philosophical perspective on how Chinese shapes our view of humanity. Links from the episode: “Chinese to Rise as a Global …
 
You probably know a bit about Chinese surnames, but in this episode you’ll learn how they relate to both Chinese culture and language acquisition plus how they can even help you forge new relationships in Chinese. Guest interview is with Chris Marquis (of the China Corner Office podcast), business professor from Cornell University specializing in C…
 
John and Jared unpack when you should start learning Chinese characters so you can find your own answer that might be later or earlier than you might think. Guest interview is with Adam DiFrisco who found the courage to make huge life changing decisions that brought him to China. Links from the episode: Chinese Grammar Wiki Book: Upper Intermediate…
 
John and Jared talk about flashcards and spaced repetition software, how they can help, their limits, and how to use them to build your Chinese skills. This guest interview is with Mandarin Blueprint cofounder Luke Neale, who felt the call of Chinese pulling him back to China, changing his life forever. Links from the episode: SRS flashcards: Pros …
 
John and Jared review a paper written by a professor who incorporated graded readers and theater into a Chinese class. You’ll discover why it was so effective at helping students learn and gather even more ways to get creative with your graded readers. Guest interview is with Denis Suslov, a Russian who moved to China when he was 17 to study Chines…
 
John and Jared discuss the difference between how you think your Chinese sounds vs how it really sounds. Surprise surprise, there is a difference! John takes us through an academic paper to tell you which tones you should prioritize to make yourself understood more clearly. Guest interview is with Linda Yi, creator of Panda Cub stories and a herita…
 
In this special episode, John and Jared went back through all of the interviews of 2020 and pulled out the ten best stories. Get ready to laugh, reflect, and possibly shed a tear as we take a trip down memory lane. These stories show how learning Chinese can open doors in all aspects of your life, bringing unexpected and cherished connections… ...e…
 
John and Jared give you a behind the scenes look at how they choose and adapt stories for Chinese learners like you. It’s a look into how the sausage is made! If you’ve read any of the books, or do any sort of creative work, you may quite enjoy this segment. Guest interview is with Peter Braden, a Chinese History PhD researcher with some serious Ch…
 
What are you afraid of? John and Jared discuss the most common things that could be holding you back from learning Chinese. They offer tips on how to overcome them to achieve your dreams. Guest interview is with Megan Ammirati, a 2nd generation Chinese learner and Fulbright scholar. Her story illustrates that your potential will lie fallow in the f…
 
Welcome to part 4 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. This is the situation: you’ve read all the graded readers and learner content out there, and you're wondering….now what? John and Jared offer tips on how to bridge the gap to native level content.Guest interview is with Matt Sheehan, an intrepid American who landed in China to learn journal…
 
Welcome to part 3 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss the concept of fluency now as opposed to some distant time in the future and how reading will get you there. Guest interview is with Olle Linge of Hacking Chinese and Chinese language enthusiast extraordinaire. He offers the Chinese learning tips that…
 
Welcome to part 2 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss how to get into reading at an early stage, even if you don’t have anything that is low enough for you to read! Guest interview is with Heather Turner, an entrepreneurial mother of five. She’s a qualified dental hygienist, professional baker, and most …
 
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