Weekly News Roundup – March 8, 2013

On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I’ve come across throughout the week to highlight what’s happening in the church, in the world of religion, sports, and in culture in general.

World –  Make your picks for the “Sweet Sistine!”

More than 100 Roman Catholic cardinals will gather in the Sistine Chapel in March. One will emerge as pope. Who will it be? The “Sweet Sistine” is our guess at the top candidates from each continent. You can vote below for who you think would move on to the next round in each matchup.      http://www.religionnews.com/2013/02/25/march-madness-make-your-picks-in-the-vaticans-sweet-sistine-brackets/

USA – Atheists ratchet up rhetoric

An atheist organization known for being provocative plans to take that reputation to the next level this week by putting up seven billboards that call out prominent politicians and religious leaders.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/03/first-on-cnn-atheists-ratchet-up-rhetoric-use-billboards-to-attack-republican-politicians/

Christian Crackdown Moves Sudan closer to 100% Muslim

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2013/02/christian-crackdown-moves-sudan-closer-to-100-percent-muslim.html

Anglican World – Truro, The Crisis for the Communion

This is the second short part in a brief 2-part series outlining the key issues arising out of the Truro affair. The first part, the crisis Truro has brought to the ACNA, can be found here.

Second, the crisis that Truro brings to the Communion.  http://www.standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/30195

‘The Bible’ Ratings Set Cable Records

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/the-bible-ratings-history-channel_n_2807628.html

NHL Players Agree to  Realignment

The players agreed to realignment despite concerns, because the cost of fighting it was too steep.  http://espn.go.com/nhl/

Song of the Week – William Gadsby’s Help My Unbelief, by Red Mountain Church Music (Birmingham, AL)  

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