CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 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 by the Covenant of any views expressed.
PBS’s Frontline is one of the best shows on TV, and it does a spectacular job as it “explores the intersection of life, death, medicine and what matters in the end.” The website includes not only the chance to watch the episode online but also posts on topics such as “Facing Mortality: How to Talk to Your Doctor,” “Prolonging Life or Prolonging Death? Two Doctors on Caring for the Critically Sick,” and “Love and Cancer at 27.”
From the article: “On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about discrimination against job applicants who wear headscarves. But the case reveals something deeper about who’s considered attractive in America.” It’s another case in which the legal issues aren’t as clear as they might initially seem and the social implications are greater than one might think.
You’ve got to hand it to the creative geniuses at Sesame Street who can entertain adults as easily as they can kids. This short video parodies the popular Netflix show, complete with clever plot twists, and offers a math lesson too. Sesame Street has posted many of their parodies online, where you can watch bits such as “A’s Anatomy” and “30 Rocks.”
An interfaith organization is encouraging faith communities to pursue its two-year certification program in order “to have their environmental leadership recognized.” It involves a lot more than recycling and turning down the thermostat. Numerous resources are available for congregations interested in connecting religious beliefs with care for creation.
Some beautiful photos of a phenomenon I didn’t know occurred. And who doesn’t like a Slurpee?