Over at the Acton Institute Power Blog, Joe Carter lists “14 can’t-miss predictions for 2017.” A couple of my favorites will give you the flavor of the whole list.

• Iraq will officially change the country’s name back to ‘Babylon’ in a successful attempt to freak out pre-millennial dispensational Evangelicals.

• Peter Jackson will announce he’s begun filming a 12-hour version of The Silmarillion in order to complete his lifelong ambition of ruining every book written by J. R. R. Tolkien.

A joke is still good, even if it’s aimed at you.