Weekly News Roundup – Friday April 12, ’13

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:  Kerry: ‘U.S. will defend its allies’  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in South Korea on Friday on an unusual diplomatic journey, traveling directly into a region bracing for a possible North Korean missile test and risking that his presence alone could spur Pyongyang into another headline-seeking provocation.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/12/kerry-south-korea-visit/2076597/

US – Ben Carson steps down as Johns Hopkins commencement speaker after controversial comments.  Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who faced criticism for controversial comments about same-sex marriage, stepped down Wednesday as the commencement speaker for the university.  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/11/ben-carson-steps-down-as-hopkins-commencement-speaker/#ixzz2QGDRxLRq

Faith:  Pastor Rick Warren (Saddleback Church): Family Tragedy – Son Christopher dies (27 years old)

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/11/rick-warren-son-bought-unregistered-gun/

Sports:  14 year old Guan shoots +1 in First round of Master’s Invitational! 

Gene Wojciechowski profiles 14-year-old Chinese golfer Tianlang Guan as he gets ready to play in the Masters.    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9152487

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