Weekly Web Surf (Jan 24-31)

Open Doors In the Muslim World(Gospel Coalition Blog)

“According to the Joshua Project, there are a little under 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, living among 3,317 different people groups. Scroll through this list and see how many of these people groups have 0.00% evangelical Christians. If we are serious about the Great Commission then we must be serious about reaching these groups that make up nearly 25% of the world’s population….”

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Where to now?: A ticklish week for Barack Obama (The Economist)

“THE president’s annual state-of-the-union speech, despite the fuss and standing ovations in Congress, is often a forgettable laundry list of priorities. But Barack Obama’s first proper go at the address to Congress on Wednesday January 27th as mandated by the constitution (his inaugural speech last year did not count as a state-of-the-union talk) will be watched with unusual interest…”

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11 Minutes of Action (The Wall Street Journal)

“According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes….”

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Tate explores link between Saddam and Star Wars (BBC News)

“… a young American artist, Michael Rakowitz, has been investigating the connection between the monument and the movie Star Wars, and he has an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London….”

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Can Joel Osteen help you pay your bills? (CNN)

“It’s not a pulpit but a podium. It’s not an altar but a stage. There is no cross. Instead a huge globe spins, and two massive bubbling creeks flank the stage. A lighting system softens distant corners of the massive arena and spreads colored light and smoke in strategic spots. Somehow, the space that will hold 40,000-plus on Sunday morning doesn’t feel like a sports arena….”

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Freedom to spend (The Economist)

“BY THE narrowest of majorities, America’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday January 21st that Congress may not bar corporations and unions from paying to disseminate political messages at election time. The ruling is arguably a blow for free speech, although critics of the decision quickly concluded that it would lead to big business buying elections….”

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"Soli Deo Gloria" through the work of "Solus Christus" given to me by "Soli Gratia" received by "Soli Fide," as taught by "Sola Scriptura." View all posts by mchilders

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