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 Marriage – full 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.
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