According to the folks at GWAVA (an internet security and archiving company), the internet is in the midst of an explosion. More than 3.2 billion people are now internet users – posting 347,000 tweets per minute, playing more than a million videos each minute, placing 3 million Facebook posts each minute and running 4 million Google searches each minute of every day – not to mention the 250 BILLION Emails sent each day. There is a lot of good stuff on the internet – and a whole host of not so good stuff as well.
How do you know what to read and what not to read? What is worth your time and what isn’t? Let me help you somewhat by sharing posts, articles, blogs and videos that I think are “Worth a Look.” Sometimes I’ll even include a link to something that is just for fun or just of general interest.
Presbyterian News & Notes
- Earlier this month Carmen Fowler LaBerge at the Layman.org took a look at the growth rate of the four largest Presbyterian denominations in the USA. Three Presbyterian Denominations Continue to Grow makes for some interesting reading.
- In Presbyterians Rank Oldest, Muslims Among Youngest, Jean Hopfensperger of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune takes a look at a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
On the Culture Front
- The New York Times recently carried an op-ed piece titled Is God Transgender? by a New York Rabbi. In a follow-up article on the First Things website, Dr. Robert Gagnon (Professor on New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) responds with an excellent article titled No, God is not Transgender.
- All this stuff about bathrooms and who gets to use them has been much in the news. Albert Mohler (President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) in his Daily Briefing recently shared the news about how the marketplace seems to have changed Target’s thinking on this matter. You can either listen to his comments or read them in the transcript (about half way through) as he reports on “The power of consumers… Target announces new bathroom initiative.”
- I enjoying reading about Church history – it is too much a neglected subject in the Christian Church in our time. Christianity Today recently carried a story about the Perils of Church Politics – otherwise referred to as a “dumb moment in Church History.”
The I, T-P & A (intriguing, thought-provoking and amusing)
- The folks at RealLifeLore have posted a 6 minute youtube video on How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think that is really worth watching.