CHICAGO, IL (September 11, 2015) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement by the Covenant of any views expressed.
BuzzFeed’s video has been viewed by more than eleven million people in less than a week. The article raises the question about what happens when we try to define ourselves by who we are not rather than by who we are. Some of the problems: there’s no mention of belief in Christ as Lord or salvation. And in saying we’re not bigots, do we prove we actually are?
According to the article, “The U.S. ranks among the lowest of developed countries for upward mobility, despite clinging to the mythology of Horatio Alger.” When we live with self-deception, the chances of continuing in that deception are greater. And when you’re talking about an entire country, the effects can be devastating.
This is an amazing interactive infographic. Click on any country from which refugees are fleeing and it will show you by percentage which European countries they are fleeing to.
A growing number of researchers suggest that if you turn life’s challenges into a game, you have a much better chance of being a winner at everything—from overcoming the pain of a stubbed toe to defeating world hunger.