Thursday, March 2, 2023
Daily Headlines on contemporary issues that impact a Biblical Christian worldview.
“Catholic university ready to ax core majors like theology, English to fund more popular programs”…
“A Catholic liberal arts university in northern Virginia is getting ready to cut 10 traditional majors and programs – including theology, religious studies and economics – over a “lack of potential for growth.”
Marymount University’s plan has sent shockwaves through the campus community, drawing widespread condemnation from students and alumni.
“Cutting portions of the School of Humanities as well as math and art programs would be detrimental to the diversity of our student body,” student-government president Ashly Trejo Mejia wrote in a letter to the school’s president. “We fear that removing programs will alter the foundation and identity Marymount University was built on.”
“GOP Primary Voters Want Candidates to Embrace Cultural Issues, Poll Finds”…
“A new poll reveals that the overwhelming majority of Republican primary voters want future GOP presidential contenders to embrace hot button issues like gender transition procedures for minors and implementing restrictions on pornography.
The survey, conducted by OnMessage Inc., found that 93% of respondents want candidates to confront parents rights issues, including increased transparency with school curriculums and school activities. A full 76% also want candidates to ban gender transitions procedures for minors, such as surgeries to remove healthy organs, puberty-blocking drugs, and cross-sex hormones.”
“‘Jesus Revolution’ red carpet: Greg Laurie, cast share how film will reach ‘lost’ generation in need of hope”…
“Hitting theaters on Friday, “Jesus Revolution” stars Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), Jonathan Roumie (“The Chosen”), Joel Courtney (“The Kissing Booth”) and Anna Grace Barlow. It’s directed by Jon Erwin (“American Underdog,” “I Can Only Imagine”) and Brent McCorkle.
Based on a true story, the film follows a young Greg Laurie as he searches for purpose and meaning in all the wrong places. After meeting Lonnie Frisbee, a winsome hippie street preacher, he embraces the Gospel, and alongside Pastor Chuck Smith, helps launch a revival that leads to what TIME magazine later called the “Jesus Revolution.”
“Sixty-four percent say abortion should be legal in all or most cases: poll”…
“Almost two-thirds of Americans believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases, according to a new poll taken about eight months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
The survey, released Thursday from the nonpartisan research organization Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), found that 64 percent of respondents believed abortion should be legal in at least most cases, while only 34 percent said it should be illegal in most or all cases. “
“Harvard dumping misinfo researcher who questioned Hunter Biden laptop”…
“Joan Donovan led Technology and Social Change project, which touts its mission as detecting, documenting and debunking “media manipulation as a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society.”
Donovan has led the project within the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy since its 2019 inception. The project’s website touts its mission as detecting, documenting and debunking “media manipulation as a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society.”
She was a skeptic of the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop, telling an HKS podcast on election day 2020 that “the sourcing of the laptop” to a Delaware repair shop “stinks of tradecraft” and “a drop,” Fox News reported.”
“Texas case could reverse FDA approval for abortion drugs”…
“U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Texas could rule as soon as Friday on a lawsuit seeking to remove chemical abortion pills from the market. Four pro-life groups and four doctors brought the case against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The case argues the FDA did not have the authority to approve mifepristone and misoprostol for chemical abortions. Mifepristone is the first drug given in a chemical abortion. It stops a hormone that helps pregnancy progress, then misoprostol induces early labor.”
“‘I Knew We Had To Do Something’—Nick Hall Announces Asbury-Like Event at Rupp Arena Sunday”…
“Pulse‘s founder and president, Nick Hall, announced on Friday (Feb. 24) that there will be an all-ages welcome revival at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, Sunday (Feb. 26) from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The event comes on the heels of Asbury University’s unplanned, spontaneous, student-led, continuous worship service, which broke out after chapel on Feb. 8 and concluded after the National Collegiate Day of Prayer this past Thursday (Feb. 23). An estimated 100,000 people of all ages journeyed from all over the nation—some from other countries—to see and participate in what God was doing at the small university of 1,600 students located in the 6,000-person town of Wilmore, Kentucky.
Brown posted a statement on the university’s website explaining that Asbury University “cannot stop something we did not start.” He said that “regardless of how we choose to describe what we have seen and experienced over the last several weeks (revival, renewal, awakening, outpouring)—this movement is not finished.” Brown noted that other colleges and churches have experienced similar services.“
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