Weekly News Roundup – Friday June 28, 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 world, USA, the Christian Church, in the world of religion, sports, and in culture in general.

Supreme Court rules on Same Sex issues DOMA / & Prop 8 in California  

The Supreme Court has now ruled on two monumental marriage cases, and the legal and cultural landscape has changed in this country. The court voted to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and remand the decision of the Ninth Circuit in the Proposition 8 case, holding that California’s Proposition 8 defenders didn’t have standing. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/june-web-only/what-did-supreme-court-really-change-today.html

Archbishop Duncan issues a response to the Supreme Court

An extremely divided court reflects an extremely divided nation. Equal rights under the law is a bedrock commitment of the United States of America and can often be accomplished by creative legislation. Nevertheless, the definition of marriage long pre-dates the United States and is a given of the created order. The motto of the United States is “One Nation under God.” The Christian Church has followed a Lord who meets people where they are, and who loves them regardless of their challenges. The Church has countered the culture throughout most of its history. We find ourselves, both sadly and increasingly, in this position in a nation once seen as a “light upon a hill,” and a “hope of all the earth.”Archbishop Robert Duncan Anglican Church in North America 26th June 2013
Murder Charge for New England Patriot’s Tight End Aaron Hernanadez

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murdering his friend after the two had a dispute during a trip to a nightclub.

Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the former New England Patriots tight end’s home.

Cavs pick UNLV Forward Anthony Bennett 1st pick in the NBA Draft

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Less than 30 minutes before the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett‘s agent was wondering if his client would drop to the Detroit Pistons at No. 8.  Jeff Schwartz wasn’t alone. He had legitimate angst because there was suddenly concern about Bennett’s weight and shoulder injury.  The green room area was filled with an eerie calm as the players, their families and their agents all wondered what would happen at No. 1.  None of them had ever experienced such unknown and unpredictability.  So, of course, Cleveland shocked them all by picking Bennett No. 1.  And so it began.

Song of the Week – From Hillsong Church in Sydney – Cornerstone (an arrangement of On Christ the Solid Rock I stand)



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