Reviver Roundup | 3.15.14

roundup 3.14.15

Reviver Roundup covers interesting content we have found across the web that pertains to Jesus and culture. Opinions are those of sources and authors and not supported by Reviver.

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NORTH KOREA ORDERS EXECUTION OF 33 CHRISTIANS WORKING WITH BAPTIST MISSIONARY

Charisma News: “North Korea tyrant Kim Jong Un has reportedly ordered that 33 Christians believed to be working alongside South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook be put to death.”

MILLENNIALS DEEPLY CONFUSED ABOUT THEIR POLITICS, FINANCES, AND CULTURE

The Atlantic: Millennials—or Generation Y, which, by varying definitions, includes you if you’re somewhere between 14-34—are the subject of constant obsession and worrying from the managers trying to hire them, the marketers trying to sell to them, and the parents and grandparents trying desperately to get them to call once in a while using the “phone” feature on their smartphones.

CHURCH TO GIVE AWAY AR-15 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE FOR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

 Huffington Post: “Pastor John Koletas of Grace Baptist Church is out to show his community’s support for hunters and gun enthusiasts who, he said, “have been so viciously attacked by the antichristian socialist media and antichristian socialist politicians the last few years.”

MILLENNIALS IN ADULTHOOD: DETACHED FROM INSTITUTIONS, NETWORKED WITH FRIENDS

Pew Research: “The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future.”

WHAT’S GOING ON AT AIR FORCE ACADEMY? GOD’S WORD VS. PENTAGON’S WORD

Fox News: “The Restore Military Religious Freedom coalition, a group of two dozen like-minded religious liberty organizations, announced Thursday that they are ready to offer assistance to any Air Force Academy cadet who faces repercussions for writing Bible verses on their hallway whiteboards.”

UKRAINIAN CRISIS MAY SPLIT RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Religion News: “As Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s border and a controversial secession vote in Crimea approaches Sunday (March 16), Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church called for prayers “that brothers of one faith and one blood never bring destruction to one another.”

YOUNG WOMEN INCREASINGLY TURN TO ADHD DRUGS

NPR: “Use of ADHD drugs continues to rise in the United States, but the group whose use is increasing the most may come as a surprise: young women.”

‘BAN BOSSY’ CAMPAIGN PROMOTES EQUALITY

CNN: “Assertive and bold, strong and courageous. These are the words we use when we think of our leaders — the characteristics we look for when we elect politicians, vet CEOs or select captains of sports teams.”

COURT: TENN. MUST RECOGNIZE 3 SAME-SEX MARRIAGES

ABC: “A federal judge ordered the state of Tennessee on Friday to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while their lawsuit against the state works its way through the court system.”

STATE SUES FLORIST OVER REFUSING SERVICE FOR GAY WEDDING

Seattle Times: “The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit in Benton County Superior Court against a Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for the wedding of longtime gay customers, citing her religious opposition to same-sex marriage.”