Global Christian Perspectives – September 11, 2015

Here are the proposed topics for this week.  .

News Segment:  30  mins  – Times are flexible.

Congratulations!

                Queen Elizabeth is now the longest reigning British monarch.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34177107  

Unrest at the Vatican

Is this the press making much to do about nothing, or is this the beginnings of a serious conflict?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-conservative-revolt-is-brewing-inside-the-vatican/2015/09/07/1d8e02ba-4b3d-11e5-80c2-106ea7fb80d4_story.html

Problems for Science

As someone who has been concerned about the politicization of science for some time I am not surprised.  A key focus here will be why was the vote mentioned early in the article for requiring reproducibility a party line vote.

http://www.nature.com/news/reproducibility-will-not-cure-what-ails-science-1.18339

Going to Jail for Christ.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423709/kim-davis-constitutional

 

Allan Bevere has a slightly different position.

http://www.allanbevere.com/2015/09/letting-our-yes-be-yes-and-our-no-be-no.html

 

I generally agree with Eastman.

News Segment:  30  mins

Church and State.

How to be a Christian with a hostile government.   Granted Hostility towards Christians in the United States and Europe is minor compared to elsewhere in the world, but it is also new.  In my lifetime we have gone from supportive to mildly hostile, and the conflicts are growing to the point that even the concept of religious liberty is now controversial.

(Note that the topic list is prepared by host Elgin Hushbeck, Jr.)