It is important for believers to stay abreast of developments in Christendom. CT’s first story should be of particular interest to evangelicals.
Amid the silent corpses a baby cried out—and Japan met its tiniest miracle.
On March 14, soldiers from Japan’s Self-Defense Forces went door to door in Ishinomaki, a coastal town northeast of Senda, pulling bodies from homes that had been flattened by the earthquake and tsunami. More accustomed to hearing the crunching of rubble and the sloshing of mud than sounds of life, they dismissed the baby’s cry as a mistake. Until they heard it again.
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I agree with Ed Stetzer that it’s interesting to see what secular news sources identify as the top stories.
The Religion Newswriters Association released the top ten religion stories of 2010. The RNA is generally made up of religious reporters / writers in secular newspapers. I think it is interesting what they believe made the most significant headlines last year. . .
The rest here.
One of my favorite young writers is Collin Hansen. You can read his list of the top theological stories from 2009 here. In my considered opinion, this is a good survey.
So much about this clip recalls my earliest memories of the news including the references to correspondents in Viet Nam, 1968, the tragic death of Dr. King.
And, of course, Walter Cronkite.
Cronkite’s most famous moments may be either of taking his glasses off and noting the time when reporting the assassination of President Kennedy, or his evident excitement when we landed on the moon (you really should watch the moon clip – - a reminder of how we felt in the middle of the Cold War when such a giant step was achieved).
If you don’t know who Solzhenitsyn is, I encourage you to learn more. Click here
Better yet, read this Breakpoint column by Chuck Colson (click here).
I have this quote from him in Unpacking Forgiveness:
Formerly you never forgave anyone. You judged people without mercy. And you praised people with equal lack of moderation. And now an understanding mildness has become the basis of your uncategorical judgments. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn