Noteworthy: 2017 – Week 29 – 33

Clippings from articles that I found noteworthy these past weeks:

What Twitter’s Reaction To Chris Pratt And Anna Faris’s Split Says About How We View Marriagefull article.

Seventh-day Gay Adventists Criticized by a Catholic Magazine. The Crisis Magazine, a Catholic publication, has called out the Seventh-day Gay Adventists documentary and its proponents for their lack of biblical fidelity. – full article.

Adventist Church Beginnings in Europe To Be a Video Series – “The Vision,” a 10 part docu-drama. – full article, first episode.

No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo.  “Can’t tip someone who doesn’t love Jesus! Bad tatoo [sic]” wrote the customer, instead of a tip, for Samantha Heaton, who bears rainbow-coloured equality bars on her arm, and has been serving at Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. – full article.

Adventist Church in North America responds to hate, violence in Charlottesville, Virginia Daniel Xisto, the pastor of the Charlottesville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Virginia, shared on Facebook in a commentary titled “I’m Not OK.” – full article.

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden. A Canadian woman got an extra carrot with her diamond ring when it was found in her vegetable patch 13 years after she lost it.  – full article.

Sierra Leone mudslide: What, where and why?  On August 14 a mudslide killed hundreds on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Here is what we know. – full article.

Barack Obama breaks record for most Twitter likes.  Anti-racism social media message quoting Nelson Mandela picks up three million likes in three days. – full article.

The Theology Debate That’s Dividing Christian Hip-Hop.  A more complex beef than usual.  –  full article.

Finally, There’s A Name For The Generation Between Gen X And Millennials. I’m honestly not sure why it took the world so long to discover that people like me exist, or that we’ve long been miscategorized as members of Gen X. – full article.

The ‘Prophets’ and ‘Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion. A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism.  – full article. j


Noteworthy: 2017 – Week 28

Clippings from articles that I found noteworthy this past week:

Thompson wins London 100m in trainers. Video of race below.  – full article.

Finally, There Is a $17,000 Fidget Spinner for the Discerning Fidget Spinner Aficionado. – full article.

Marco Rubio Hits Back after Politico Article Criticizes Him for Tweeting Bible Verses.  – full article.

Facebook’ Gated Boomtown Aims To Protect Wealthy Employees From Left’s Housing Policies. Facebook is building an exclusive company town for its employees, but it’s just responding to the incentives and obstacles local governments have created. – full article.

Tanzania and Uganda on fire with 117,000 baptisms. A major evangelistic thrust in Tanzania and Uganda has resulted in 117,000 baptisms, dramatically expanding a Seventh-day Adventist initiative to proclaim Jesus’ soon coming through Total Member Involvement evangelism.  – full article.

Will Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson actually run for president? ‘It’s a real possibility.’ It started off as a joke, then it became more serious. Now Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson says running for president in 2020 is “a real possibility.” – full article.

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Loses Most-Watched YouTube Video Title. Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, has taken over. – full article.

Amazon Prime Day: Consumers Win, Investors Really Win. The company’s “Black Friday in July” may seem like just another sale event, but it holds strategic importance and is a key driver of future growth.  – full article.

How Beyoncé’s Virgin Mary imagery challenges racist, religious and sexual stereotypes. Her re-appropriation of Virgin Mary iconography offers a biting critique.  – full article.

First object teleported to Earth’s orbit. Chinese researchers have teleported a photon from the Gobi desert to a satellite orbiting five hundred kilometers above the earth. – full article.

Oakwood University Choir Wins Choir of the World Title.  – full article.