Weekly Wrap Up – February 28, 2014

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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, the US, the church, in the world of religion, sports, and in culture in general.

 

  • World:  Ukraine Ousted President Yanukovych: ‘I am the legitimate president of Ukraine’.    A defiant Viktor Yanukovych, in his first public remarks since he fled Ukraine, declared Friday that he is still the legitimate president of Ukraine, but said he would not ask Russia for military intervention to back his claim.   more…..  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/02/28/crimea-ukraine-airport/5890691/

 

  • USA:  Perhaps this is an initiative that the Church (Christ Church) could partner in our communities?  (Common Grace ministry)

“My Brother’s Keeper”  Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys.  WASHINGTON –  President Obama on Thursday launched his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, calling on public and private entities to create more opportunities for young minority men, and break down social conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers.  More….  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/27/obama-plan-aims-to-put-minority-boys-on-path-to-success/

 

  • Anglican News:  Archbiship Wabukala of Kenya releases the February Statement to the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (that’s us Christ Church!)    

26th February 2014  

‘What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.’ Philippians 4:9

My dear brothers and sisters,  Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

When we met for GAFCON 2013 here in Nairobi last October, we drew inspiration from the living tradition of the East African Revival, a movement of the Spirit that led the churches of this region back to a new love for the Lord Jesus and a new obedience to the Scriptures as the Word of God. The authenticity of the Revival was demonstrated in times of persecution, including Uganda under the regime of Idi Amin. Earlier this month my brother Primate of Uganda, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, gathered with thousands of people at Mucwini, Kitgum, for the 34th commemoration of the martyrdom of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was murdered at the hands of Idi Amin on 16th February 1977. During the service more than 250 people responded to Archbishop Stanley’s sermon as he invited people to come forward and surrender their lives to Jesus as Lord and Savior. This was a most fitting and wonderful commemoration!  read more…. http://gafcon.org/news/chairmans-february-pastoral-letter

 

  • Sports:  Spring Training Commences:  Jeter’s final year with the Yankees, Masterson looks for a contract extension with the Tribe, & the Spring Training Site Team Reviews @  http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/

 

Song of the Week  “Pompei”  Bastille

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