Weekend A La Carte (April 20)

Tim Challies | 4/20/2019 | Staff
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I find culture endlessly fascinating. “Maybe you are preparing for a short-term trip or long-term service to a place like where I serve. Or maybe you’re trying to get to know someone from the Middle East who now lives near you. Here are three suggestions I have for adjusting to their culture so you can thrive and represent Christ well.”

Popes - Roman - Catholic - Church

Are there two Popes of the Roman Catholic Church?

Leonardo De Chirico is the go-to guy for interpreting events within the Roman Catholic Church. “The tension between the ‘catholic’ and the ‘roman’ elements of the Roman Catholic Church is now embodied in the dialectic between the two Popes. Francis tends to the ‘catholic’ Pope in line with the elasticity of Vatican II whereas Benedict looks like more of the ‘roman’ Pope calling his Church to its doctrinal identity shaped around its sacramental system. Beyond the different opinions on the current crisis of the Roman Catholic Church, the legacy of Vatican II is also a disputed matter between the two Popes!”

Article - Points - Max - Saga - Teaches

This is a fascinating article that makes points that go beyond just the 737. “The 737 Max saga teaches us not only about the limits of technology and the risks of complexity, it teaches us about our real priorities. Today, safety doesn’t come first—money comes first, and safety’s only utility in that regard is in helping to keep the money coming. The problem is getting worse because our devices are increasingly dominated by something that’s all too easy to manipulate: software.”

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