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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunspots 623

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Christianity:  Christianity Today reports on a Gallup poll that says that the thing most churchgoers are really looking for is solid Bible teaching in the sermon.

Christianity Today also reports on how the Coptic Christians of Egypt have forgiven those responsible for deadly terrorist bombings of their places of worship.

A Relevant writer asks why so many Christians don't seem to be bothered by sexual harassment scandals.

Finance: Listverse on the unexpected origins of some famous companies. (Example: Samsung started as a grocery store!)

Health: Statnews on the care of Alzheimer's patients at home, with state assistance, in North Dakota (which has a high occurrence of Alzheimer's.)

National Geographic reports that Dubai is well on the way to becoming one of the greenest cities on earth.

National Public Radio examines the possibilities of getting hearing aids over the counter.

Politics: Listverse gives capsule biographies, and photos, of 10 important, powerful North Koreans, who aren't part of their leader's family. They are all male.

Science: The Principles and Goals of the March for Science.

A Scientific American writer tells how climate change is affecting Bangladesh, and how it will do so in the near future.

National Public Radio reports on developments that may lead to an artificial womb, and on some of the issues that would raise, if it came to be.

NPR also reports that a caterpillar may be able to consume plastic bags, so that they are biodegradable.

(or something) Wired reports that thieves with two $11 devices can fool your wireless car key system, and steal your vehicle.

Sports: FiveThirtyEight has studied NBA players who are slow to get back on defense. (Too often, because they are complaining about a foul call or no-call.)

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FancyHorse said...

Wow, the forgiveness of Coptic Christians. That was powerful! Amazing how love and forgiveness can change the world, just as Jesus told us. I pray for persecuted Christians everywhere.

A thoughtful article on sexual harassment scandals. Too many seem to forget or overlook the fact that men bear responsibility for their own actions.

I hope for the possibility of getting good quality over-the-counter hearing aids, excuse me, "devices".

Martin LaBar said...

Yes. "Wow!"

Yes, men do bear responsibility, and a Christ-honoring ministry, for example, can't really ignore such behavior among those who are ministering.

I hope so, too.

Thank you!