The weekly update brings together some of the most interesting content I’ve found online, as it pertains to the church, culture, sports and the people God has called us to reach. Keep in mind, I don’t endorse or agree with everything you’ll see included in the roundup.
Ed Stetzer: Death is always a tragedy. Hate makes it more so. Today, a man known for hate died. CNN concluded that his infamy was worth a breaking news alert. But how do we respond? How does this breaking news relate to the gospel’s good news?
Reuters: Support for gay marriage has surged in the United States in the decade since it first became legal in Massachusetts, with just over half of Americans now supporting the idea, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
NBC News: One in five Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives, a new NBC/WSJ journal poll shows – the highest percentage since the poll began asking participants about their focus on faith in 1997.
New York Times: Christianity of course is not alien to Iran. It arrived in ancient Persia not long after the death of Christ and has waxed and waned ever since. But in recent decades, especially in the last few years, things have grown worse.
Washington Post: An idea called cosmic inflation — a powerful twist on the big-bang theory — [has] received a major boost from an experiment at the South Pole called BICEP2. A team of astronomers led by John Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced that it had detected ripples from gravitational waves created in a violent inflationary event at the dawn of time.
Cleveland Plain Dealer – In typical Hollywood fashion, what looks like an overnight success story to their school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance is actually a four-year journey for five seniors from the Akron women’s basketball team. They play host Purdue in Saturday’s opening round at 1:30 p.m.
The first two seasons the Zips were pretty much the worst thing you can be in sports, which is average. Good enough to beat bad teams, not good enough to beat the best.
Song of the Week! Kyrie – Matt Maher, sung by Christ Church Nashville (PCA)