Friday, September 27, 2013

News and views, 7 links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* 5 Foods That Help  You Sleep -- "The good news is, science has found that many foods, drinks, herbs, and other natural sleep aids can help put you to sleep...naturally."
* Is It Good News That Cohabitation Rates Are Stalling? -- "...Wall Street Journal reports what, at first glance, Christians would receive as good news. We don’t see an increasing number of couples opting to live together before marriage."
* Matt Barber turns tables on 'homofascists' who put bakery out of business -- Read the piece carefully. It is satire, but makes a point.
* Pope says Church must end obsession with gays, contraception, abortion -- "His comments were welcomed by liberal Catholics; but they are likely to be viewed with concern by conservatives who have already expressed concern over Francis's failure to address publicly the issues stressed by his predecessor, Benedict."
* Preach Scripture, not 'Duck Dynasty' or politics, Luter says -- "Pastors, the most important thing we can do on Sunday mornings in our pulpit is not to pull out the latest story from Reader's Digest, not to pull out the latest story from National Geographic, not to tell the latest story on Duck Dynasty, but the best thing we can do ... is hear the Word of God."
* The Matthew Shepard Myth: Was it a hate crime? -- "There are valuable reasons for telling certain stories in a certain way at pivotal times, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold on to them once they’ve outlived their usefulness."

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