Weekly Update – Friday Oct. 23, 2015

November 1912, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA --- Newspaper boys, one missing a leg, stand on the steps of a bank near a busy trolley junction in Jersey City, New Jersey. --- Image by © CORBIS

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.

Anglican news: Global South/Gafcon primates accept Archbishop Welby’s invitation to Canterbury     18 Oct 2015    Author:   George Conger

The Global South and GAFCON primate have accepted the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury to attend the January primates’ gathering.

In a statement released on 18 Oct 2015 at the close of their Cairo meeting, the conservative coalition of Anglican leaders said: “We studied the letter of invitation from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the upcoming Primates meeting. We have agreed to attend the meeting, and welcome the invitation for the Primates to suggest the items of the agenda. We appreciate this very helpful approach, one that gives us a sense of ownership and responsibility to our meeting. We agreed on the agenda items which we will request.”   read more

News!:  5 Things You Need to know Friday!  :  The top 5 news and culture pieces for today, October 23rd!  Read more…….

Sports:    Daniel Murphy powers Mets to World Series with October run for the ages    Jason Stark  ESPN   

CHICAGO — It was his final swing of a series for the historians, the poets and the ages.

It was his final swing of the National League Championship Series, and the baseball roared off Daniel Murphy‘s bat like an Airbus lifting off the runway at O’Hare.  Read more…

Song of the Week:  Stuart Townend – “There is a Hope”

Making Sunday Special! Our special guest on Reformation Sunday @ Christ Church: CS Lewis!

Take some time over the next few days, and read this upcoming Sunday’s text, reflecting on it, and preparing your heart for what God has store for you through His Word.

Our text for this Sunday is Romans 1: 16 -17    [16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. [17] For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

This year, our Reformation Day Hero is the one and only CS Lewis!