On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I’ve come across throughout the week to highlight what’s happening in the world, the US, the church, in the world of religion, sports, and in culture in general.
World: Syria conflict: German MPs vote for anti-IS military mission – Germany’s parliament has voted to send military support to the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. MPs approved the plan for a German non-combat role by 445 votes to 146. Tornado jets – for reconnaissance – a naval frigate and 1,200 soldiers will be sent to the region. The vote comes after a French request following last month’s Paris attacks. Ministers believe Germany is now an IS target too. read more
US: MARRIED TO TERROR? Authorities investigate whether wife radicalized husband before California massacre – FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS believe there is a ‘very serious’ possibility that Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters who murdered 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday, radicalized her husband and co-assailant, county restaurant inspector Syed Farook, Fox News has learned. Read more
Anglican News: Archbishop Duncan to Retire as Bishop of Pittsburgh – Today the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Archbishop Robert Duncan’s retirement from diocesan leadership. The announcement was made at the annual diocesan convention, held at St. Stephen’s Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvannia. read more
Sports: Grading the resumes of the College Football Playoff contenders – As we head into the final week of the season, it’s time to evaluate the College Football Playoff contenders through the eyes of the 12 selection committee members tasked with determining the top four teams in the country on Selection Day. read more
Culture: Monet to Matisse at the Cleveland Museum of Art -Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts in London are organizing an innovative exhibition that examines the role of gardens in the paintings of Claude Monet and his contemporaries. Read more
Song of the Week: O come, O come Emmanuel w/ the Piano Guys