Sunday Evening News Roundup

Sunday Evening News Roundup. These are the stories that I’m following –

Roger Federer has won his 7th Wimbledon. He was in complete control of his game by midway thru the 3rd set. When he is playing like this, there is no one who can beat him. I have been watching tennis for more than 40 years. He may be the best ever.

RIM, the maker of the Blackberry, is in some real trouble. I remember about 10 years ago when the Blackberry was a true revolution in cellphone technology. That was then. Since then, getting e-mail on your cellphone is old news. Any cellphone can get you e-mail. So, what does RIM have planned for the future? Not much it seems.

The Great Ernest Borgnine has died at age 95. He had a remarkable film career. Did you ever see the Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen, Escape from New York or McHale’s Navy?

Did you see that Andy Griffith died earlier this week? He was a remarkable talent. Just to prove to you and me that he was more than a straight man (Andy Griffith Show), he played Matlock, who was a modern-day (’80s and early ’90s) Perry Mason. For those of you who are younger, he started out as a stand-up comedian and sang pretty well also.

More and more Americans are tying this hot weather to more than its simply being hot in the summer. This is truly different. George Will will have none of it.

Did you hear about the Barclays scandal? Manipulation of interest rates. A CEO has resigned and the British government is looking deeper into this ordeal.

Suburbs are having a rough time during this recession.

“With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and the dauphins of pre-Revolutionary France, contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world.”

If you have a PhD, you have the smarts and the drive, but you may not have a job.

The Christian case for gay marriage. This is worth a read.

It is sooo hot…How hot is it? It is hot enough that a plane at Reagan National Airport sank into the tarmac and got stuck. Really.

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. George Will would have stood in knee deep water with other conservatives as Noah loaded the ark and said its just a sprinkle.

  2. Read the Christian case for marriage. I think that the recent Episcopalian convention spurred this commentary.
     
    Here is the argument by Prof Osler:
    “Peter, though, is strong in confronting those who would deny the sacrament of baptism to the Gentiles, and argues for an acceptance of believers who do not follow the circumcision rules of Leviticus (which is also where we find a condemnation of homosexuality).
     
    His challenge is stark and stunning: Before ordering that the Gentiles be baptized Peter asks “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
     
    None of us, Peter says, has the moral authority to deny baptism to those who seek it, even if they do not follow the ancient laws. It is the flooding love of the Holy Spirit, which fell over that entire crowd, sinners and saints alike, that directs otherwise.” ACTS
     
    Therefore: We can’t deny marriage to anyone.
     
    The argument is a non sequitur. His analogy is to Baptism which he extends to marriage. Throughout the history of orthodox Christianity the requirements for marriage and communion have always differed from Baptism.

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