Weekly News Wrapup – Friday, Feb. 7, 2014


On Fridays, I (attempt to) bring the events of this past week to us in that are interesting and important to us citizens and Christians.  Enjoy!  

World:  Ready or not, Sochi is now the World’s Stage.  SOCHI, Russia — Already stringent security measured appeared to tighten even further Friday in the run-up to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

For the first time since spectators and media members began arriving in Sochi, entrances to Olympic Park were staffed with volunteers requiring both credentials and opening ceremony tickets to get in. Even credentialed media members were not allowed to walk through the park, where all the competition venues were built in a circle, without a ticket .http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/sochi/2014/02/06/opening-ceremony-sochi-russia-olympics-overview-united-states/5267619/

USA:    Lawmakers push to protect electric grid after report on attack

Lawmakers are pushing to impose federal standards for protecting the country’s electric grid from attack in the wake of a new report about a sniper assault on a California electrical substation last year that has raised fears the power grid is vulnerable to terrorism.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/07/lawmakers-push-to-protect-electric-grid-after-report-on-attack/

Christian: Who won the Creation Debate

I’m not inclined to say too much about last night’s “Creation Debate” between Six-Day Creationist Ken Ham and Bill Nye the Science Guy. I’m not a big fan of Ken Ham but from what I can tell – on points – he held his own which probably surprised not a few observers (who will, no doubt, never admit it). I am a “Creationist” and increasingly moving from the old-earth and toward the young-earth position so I naturally agreed with the bulk of Ham’s arguments. But I think Al Mohler’s analysis this morning nailed the real problem. The debate was really an argument between two men with irreconcilable world-views.    Read morehttp://standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/31113

Anglican News:  Archbiship of Uganda issues statement on Church of England’s “Pilling Report”.  

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali Comments on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the Church of England’s “Pilling Report,” and the Open Letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Sports:  Seattle Seahawks bring a barrel of Whoop A—– upon the Denver Broncos!  No major moves planned

SEATTLE — Fresh off spending more than two hours winding his way in front of a parade crowd that surpassed the population of Seattle, Pete Carroll was ready for the postseason to finally arrive.

Read more:  http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/10410543/pete-carroll-see-seattle-seahawks-needing-major-offseason-moves

Song of the Week:  “Let it Go” from Frozen

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