Monday, July 17, 2006
Cindy's FYI --Monday 7/17/06
A quick look at some things that are going on...
--A planning meeting for Pastor Rick Warren's preaching trip to North Korea has been delayed. Originally scheduled for today, the meeting has been postponed, perhaps to be re-scheduled later this week. However,the invitation still stands for Dr. Warren to speak at the first outdoor Christian event since 1945 to be held in a 15-thousand seat auditorium in conjunction with the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pyongyang Revival in March 2007.
When asked about the current standoff over recent missile firings by North Korea, Dr. Warren replied, "I am not a politician, I am a pastor. But I do know that in any conflict--whether in a marriage, in business or between nations--as long as the parties keep talking, there is hope. My plea to everyone involved in this diplomatic process, is to please, keep talking.
--Focus on the Family Chairman Dr. James Dobson is applauding an appeals court affirmation of marriage. After the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision and reinstated Nebraska's state marriage-protection amendment, Dr. Dobson said: "Today's decision is one of many that have come in recent days affirming traditional marriage and the rights of the people and their elected officials to define what it should mean."
--You didn't imagine the religious imagery in "Superman Returns." AP tells us that screenwriters Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty acknowledge that the new film has elements of Jewish, Christian and Greek mythology. They say the original creators of Superman were Jewish writers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who used elements of the biblical story of Moses.
--Yahoo is launching a new finance feature today. Reportedly it will include more interactive stock charts and other such features.
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