Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly is a bimonthly nonprofit magazine of United States politics and government, based in Washington, D. C; the magazine is known for its annual ranking of American colleges and universities, which serves as an alternative to the Forbes and U. S. News & World Report rankings; the magazine was founded in 1969 by Charles Peters, who wrote the "Tilting at Windmills" column in each issue until 2014. Paul Glastris, former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, has been Washington Monthly's editor-in-chief since 2001. In 2008, the magazine switched from a monthly to a bimonthly publication schedule, citing high publication costs. Past staff editors of the magazine include Jonathan Alter, Taylor Branch, James Fallows, Joshua Green, David Ignatius, Mickey Kaus, Nicholas Lemann, Suzannah Lessard, Jon Meacham, Timothy Noah, Joe Nocera, Steven Waldman. In 2008, the liberal watchdog and advocacy group Common Cause considered acquiring Washington Monthly, but the deal fell apart; the politics of Washington Monthly are considered center-left.

Founder Charles Peters refers to himself as a New Deal Democrat and advocates the use of government to address social problems. His columns frequently emphasized the importance of a vigilant "fourth estate" in keeping government honest. Washington Monthly features a continuing blog. In 2008, Steve Benen took over as lead blogger. Kilgore left the magazine in 2015. In addition to "Political Animal," the magazine's website hosts "Ten Miles Square," a general blog featuring posts from staff and political scientists, which debuted in 2011, "College Guide," a blog about higher education, which the magazine began offering in 2009. Washington Monthly's annual college and university rankings, a deliberate alternative college guide to U. S. News & World Report and Forbes College Rankings among domestic publications, began as a research report in 2005, it was introduced as an official set of rankings in the September 2006 issue. Its "National Universities Rankings", most published in 2016, began as a research report in 2005, with rankings appearing in the September 2006 issue.

Washington Monthly rates schools "based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility and Service." The Washington Monthly receives financial support from the Lumina Foundation to provide coverage of post-secondary education-related issues. The magazine has received funding from the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, individual supporters, including Warren Buffett and Markos Kounalakis. Official website Washington Monthly National College Rankings Last Call for the Washington Monthly? New York Review of Magazines, May 2008

Adoption (theology)

Adoption, in Christian theology, is the admission of a believer into the family of God. In the evangelical ordo salutis, adoption is regarded as a step subsequent to justification; as a theological word, adoption has similar connotations to the act of placing a child with a parent or parents other than those to whom they were born. There are three references in the New Testament to God "adopting" Christians as his own children and one reference to the adoption by God, of the "people of Israel". Adoption as a theological term introduces a relational dimension to the consequences of salvation. Adoption as a theological concept is another consequence of the'legal' act of justification, alongside redemption and reconciliation; the Old Testament precedent for this term comes from the story of Mephibosheth, who despite not being part of Davidic family was included in the Royal inheritance. Adoption was an important feature of Reformation theology as demonstrated by article 12 of the Westminster Confession of Faith: All those that are justified, God vouchsafes, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption, by which they are taken into the number, enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God.

Sonship theology

Hits U Missed Vol. 2

Hits U Missed Vol. 2 is a compilation album from Hip Hop artist Masta Ace. Unlike the first volume, Hits U Missed, which featured all Ace singles, this installment is composed of collaborations and mixtape tracks featuring Ace. "Survival" Koolade featuring Masta Ace Originally released on the "Survival" single "What Am I?" DJ JS-1 featuring Masta Ace Originally released on DJ JS-1's Ground Control "Gimme Gimme Gimme" J-Zone featuring Masta Ace Originally released on J-Zone's $ick of Being Rich "What Is It" Tommy Tee featuring Masta Ace From Midnight Club II video game "Out Da Box" Tony Touch featuring Pete Rock, Large Professor and Masta Ace Originally released on Tony Touch's The Piece Maker 2 "Again" DJ Serious featuring Masta Ace Originally released on the "Again" single "Figure 8" UK's Finest & Masta Ace "The Call" Code Red featuring Masta Ace Originally released on Code Red's Since Forever Til Forever "Family 1st" Punchline featuring Apocalypse & Masta Ace Originally released on the "Family 1st" single "Boulevard Connection" Edo G, Common and Masta Ace Originally released on the "CPH Claimin' Respect #2" single "We Get It Done" Masta Ace and Joe Buddah "Get Large" Tribeca featuring Lord Tariq, Mr. Complex & Masta Ace Originally released on the "Get Large" single "Who Killed Hip Hop" Shams the Professor featuring Masta Ace