Weekly News Round Up, April 13, 2012

On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I've come across throughout the week to help you keep current on what's happening in the the church, both in America and abroad. I also post up some fun things that I come across. I post these up to inform and get you thinking, not because I endorse the content.

Democrat Apologizes to Ann Romney for Stay-at-Home Mom Gaffe

Democratic National Committee strategist Hilary Rosen apologized Thursday for saying that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, "has never actually worked a day in her life."

University where 20% of students are Muslim considers alcohol-free zones

A London university is considering establishing alcohol-free zones on its campuses because so many of its students consider drinking to be immoral.

Professor Malcolm Gillies, vice-chancellor of London Metropolitan University, said the selling of alcohol was an issue of "cultural sensitivity" at his institution where a fifth of students are Muslim.

‘Ten Commandments’: Moses delivers again on the ratings

“The Ten Commandments” pulled off another of its ratings miracles over the holiday weekend, delivering ABC’s best non-sports Saturday since — well, since the last time ABC aired “The Ten Commandments,” about a year ago.

Activist atheist finds God after illness, Christian kindness

A noted Texas atheist activist who pushed for the removal of a nativity scene in front of a county courthouse has turned Christian. Patrick Greene's conversion comes after he learned a serious eye condition could make him blind, which in turn led to an outpouring of support among the same Baptist church he threatened to sue. 

News of Greene's condition prompted Jessica Crye to ask her pastor at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens, Texas, if they could help Greene, the Christian Post reported. He agreed and thousands of dollars in donations were raised on Greene's behalf. Greene said it was Crye's compassion that made him see the light, so to speak.

Egypt jails Christian student to three years in jail for insulting Islam

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, actions that sparked sectarian violence.

EXPLODING 40,000 ROCKETS AT ONCE

To celebrate the opening of his exhibition at the The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, artist Cai Guo-Qiang did what anyone else would do. He set off 40,000 rockets, simultaneously.