Weekly Wrap-Up 2.17.17

Newspapers and Trump Newspapers are seeing an uptick in subscriptions following the election of Donald Trump. The question that must be answered is whether, and to what extent, the print media will seek to be impartial in covering the administration in order to boost the bottom line. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-newspapers-trump-campaigns-analysis-idUSKBN15V0GI?utm_source=applenews&x_cw_context_provider=safari Viewing Actions Through Intentions An interesting op-ed…

Weekly Wrap-Up 2/3/17

And The Nominee Is… Many conservatives said they voted for Donald Trump primarily because of the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia. On Tuesday, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy, which has been praised by conservatives and bemoaned by liberals who are still fuming over Republicans’ refusal to…

Weekly Wrap-Up 1/6/17

The House of Representatives and Planned Parenthood Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, has said that the House will move to strip all funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Not only is this a hot-button issue, but it also represents one of the greatest pushes against the abortion giant from a legal…

Weekly Update 12/9

Is the Virgin Birth Essential Around this time of year some will question the truthfulness of the virgin birth. Some will claim that it is a matter of faith but will slyly relegate it to the dust bin as irrelevant. But, if Jesus wasn’t born of a virgin there are some very real consequences for…

Weekly Wrap-Up 11-18

Dallas Church Affirms LGBT Members and is Removed from Denomination Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas voted to accept LGBT persons into full membership despite warnings from the BGCT that they would be removed from the state convention. While many want to say that churches like this show evangelicalism shifting in favor of same-marriage, the fact…

Weekly Wrap-Up 11/11

Media Bewilderment After Donald Trump’s sound victory over Hillary Clinton, the media is wondering how they got it so wrong. Apparently they missed the importance of “fly-over country” in their calculations because that is what propelled a Trump win. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/business/media/news-outlets-wonder-where-the-predictions-went-wrong.html?referer= Christians and the Post-Election Culture How do Christians fit in the American landscape after the…

Weekly Wrap-Up 10/14/2016

Evangelicals and Trump This week has brought many evangelicals who endorsed Donald Trump to reconsider that choice. With the release of audio in which Trump describes what can only be called assault he appears to have crossed a line that evangelicals can’t tolerate. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/10/09/donald-trump-has-created-an-excruciating-moment-for-evangelicals/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/magazine/russell-moore-cant-support-either-candidate.html?action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront Hurricane Matthew Leaves a Path of Devastation Hurricane Matthew wrought…

10/7/16 Weekly Wrap-up

Does a pastor need to be a believer? Seems like a no brainer to many, but this very question is facing the United Church of Canada. Gretta Vosper is an outspoken atheist but pastors a congregation of the United Church in Toronto. It is now up to the General Council to see if she can continue…