How did it get to be Friday again? I thought we were just here. Anyway, I've got some interesting links to share with you today! 1. We've been hearing about the Amazon being on fire, but it turns out that Amazonian fires are an annual thing. It's worse this year, but it was almost this bad a few years ago. This article has several useful graphs to put the current crisis in perspective. But, still, the Amazon burning is bad and we should do something about it. Panic is not the
There's been a lot of stuff going on about abortion over the last couple of weeks to discuss. Let's see what's up. Evelyn Hernandez, 21, was raped and became pregnant in El Salvador. She didn't know that she was pregnant and accidentally gave birth in a primitive toilet at 31 weeks to a stillborn fetus. She was arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison because authorities claimed that she aborted and killed the baby. She served three years in prison and was now recently re
Guess what! I'm doing Friday Finds actually on Friday! Here we go! 1. Evangelicals who support Trump are upset with his cursing. They aren't upset about caging kids or his racism, but using the Lord's name in vain is their limit. 2. The New Independent Fundamental Baptists, a new group of churches that are spewing hate in small churches and on YouTube. 3. John Fea has an excellent review on the Netflix series "The Family". 4. What happens when a medical abortion fails or is i
Patrick and I have been watching a number of things on TV this summer and have seen a theme - secrecy and lies. And it never turns out well. And it carries over into every day life. Eventually, the truth comes out, but the lies and secrecy create quite a lot of havoc in the meantime. Early in July, we watched The Vietnam War documentary series by Ken Burns. Patrick and I were both woefully uneducated about the late 20th century. What was so striking was how little the governm
I bookmarked tons of articles for this week's Friday Finds, but I've sifted through to just give you the best ones. I've posted some other interesting things on my Still Christian Facebook page. 1. Dr. Kent Brantly is an American missionary who survived Ebola after being transferred to Emory University. At the time, Trump was opposed to him coming back to the US. 2. There are an increasing number of women considering a vocation as a Catholic nun. 3. Sex selective abortions ha
Here's some good stuff that Patrick and I have found this summer. 1. Chernobyl - I follow Craig Mazin, the screenwriter and producer of this series on Twitter, so I'd seen a lot of stuff on his feed as the series was rolling out on HBO. I figured we'd have to wait a year or so to watch it since we don't get HBO. I thought. One day, I was scrolling through our TV channels and noticed the the HBO channels aren't blocked. Apparently, the last time I adjusted our cable channels,
It's already August!! Where has the time gone? I've found a number of interesting things around on the internet, so let's go! 1. Some parents of college bound kids are giving up parental rights to make their kids eligible for need-based financial aid. Sigh. 2. A character on a TV show attempts an abortion using an herbal tea. ACOG does not recommend this. 3. More about the link between contraception access and abortion. 4. A profile of an anti-LGBTQ "church" in California. 5.