Five for Friday: Ministry to Umpires, Siddhartha Theme Park, Girls and Science

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — 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 of any views expressed.

Lest Ye Be Judged

We’ve all heard about ministries to athletes, but who knew there was one designated for umpires? ESPN has a great story accompanied by wonderful photographs. The story is much better than the subhead (which I love anyway): “Pastor Dean has baptized 66 professional umpires, calling them safe in the only way that matters.”

A Slip-N-Slide with Siddhartha

So the next time you’re tempted to bash the Disney parks, remember this—or do an online search for religious theme parks.

Young Adults Abandon Cars and Church

Alas, another story about millennials and how they’re just not conforming to the rest of us, while at the same time they’re changing culture in unexpected ways. Re-urbanization is leading to a major decline in auto sales among young adults. What might that mean for suburban churches?

What a Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She’s Pretty

Why is it that there are so few women in science and technology fields? Perhaps it’s because we tell them in many subtle ways that they shouldn’t be.

What If the Syrian War Were Happening in America?

This is what it would look like. The infographic brings what’s happening “over there” closer to home.




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