Weekly News Roundup

World:  “Bladerunner” charged with Premeditated Murder

A South African magistrate is expected to decide this morning FEb. 22nd, whether Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic sprinter charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend, will be allowed to leave jail while awaiting trial. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/02/22/oscar-pistorius-bail-hearing-murder-charge/1938133

USA  – Snow bears down on the Upper Great Lakes and Northeast for the weekend.

A major snowstorm rolling slowly through the nation’s midsection has stymied Friday morning commuters and other travelers with knee-deep snow, slick roads, disrupted air traffic and reduced visibility from wind-driven snow.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/22/winter-snow-storm-midwest/1938249/

Christian:  Sheffield England Anglican Churches in disagreement with COE  ( from where my Systematics prof Gavin McGrath came)

The problem appears to be with Christ Church Central and it’s daughter church Christ Church Walkley. Christ Church Central was planted from Fulwood in the early 2000s, but without permission from the Diocese. It operated from the very beginning as an independent church. Christ Church Walkley was then planted recently, to all intents an independent church plant from an independent church plant.  http://www.peter-ould.net/2013/02/20/more-on-the-sheffield-spat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+peter-ould%2FSwEf+%28An+Exercise+in+the+Fundamentals+of+Orthodoxy%29

Culture:  Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment

Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates. http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/students-who-refuse-to-affirm-transgender-classmates-face-punishment.html?utm_source=StandFirm&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=link

Sports:  Cheerleader Makes Half Court Shot

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8973652/cheerleader-ashlee-arnau-makes-front-flip-half-court-shot

Song of the Week:  Lord, Have Mercy – Michael W. Smith

 

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