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Weekend Reads 6/4/16

You're Running Out of Time to See One of Nature's Most Spectacular Sites

The world over, from the South Pacific to the Caribbean to coastal western Africa, reefs are expelling zooxanthellae, the symbiotic algae that feed them and give them color. That's because corals can only maintain contact with their algal lifeline under certain water temperatures, and climate change has triggered a decades-long warming of the oceans.

North Korea Praises "Wise Politician" Donald Trump

Just days after President Barack Obama said international leaders were justly "rattled" by the unlikely rise of Donald Trump, state-run media from North Korea—one of the world's most unpredictable dictatorships—has endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee.

Ken Ham's Noah's Ark: Evangelistic supertool or colossal waste of money?

It's not just the money, though $100 million could do untold good if it were applied to evangelism or poverty relief or development. It's the intellectual investment so many good people have put into defending the indefensible. It's the damage to the credibility of the gospel among people who know the world is nearly 14 billion years old, not 6,000, and won't take Jesus seriously if they think they have to believe otherwise.

Memorial Day Is Not On the Church’s Calendar

To a great extent nationalistic claims merge with claims of Christian faith in Memorial Day sermons so that the distinctiveness of Christian faith is blurred. Preacher David Whitten compared death of soldiers to the incomparable sacrifice of Jesus: “Thank God for those who died to make us free….Similarly the price Jesus paid afforded our salvation.” Similiarly?

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