Saturday, July 16, 2016

Weekly Web Roundup (7/16/16)

Photo Credit: F.Pamplona
Here are some interesting stories from around the web during this past week:

The Pastors Out to Save Millennials’ Souls by Amanda Abrams
"Ask church planters themselves why they’ve decided to focus on gentrifying cities and they’re likely to mention “the nations”—as in “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,” from Matthew 28:19—who can be found in spades there. Or they might talk about wanting to get “upstream,” to the places where culture is created. Or perhaps it’s simply an obvious strategy, because the return of young professionals to central cities has been one of the biggest urban movements of the past half century."
The Diversity Dance by Megan Fowler
"Like any good dance, the diversity dance requires a large helping of grace, as there are times when members accidentally step on others’ toes. Latino and Hispanic congregants sometimes instinctively feel as though they are second-class members of Granada, and the church leadership must assure them that they are equal with their Anglo counterparts. And since members of Granada come from more than 40 countries, there are countless cultural differences that must be overcome to forge meaningful cross-cultural relationships."
Reflections by a Dallas Police Officer by Max Geron
"So I need more sleep, I need to grieve, I need to do my job and I need to lead officers of whom I am extremely proud to serve along-side. These are truly men and women who are guardians of the City of Dallas. We can improve how we deal with conflict and deescalate tense situations and we can also support a police department with a history of reaching out and inclusivity with its citizenry."
Aren’t more white people than black people killed by police? Yes, but no. by Wesley Lowery
"According to the most recent census data, there are nearly 160 million more white people in America than there are black people. White people make up roughly 62 percent of the U.S. population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers. African Americans, however, account for 24 percent of those fatally shot and killed by the police despite being just 13 percent of the U.S. population. As The Post noted in a new analysis published last week, that means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers."
Cabrera took a classy step to help boost Hosmer's All-Star MVP case from FOX Sports Kansas City
"While Perez's swing proved the game winner, Hosmer's rocket single off Jose Fernandez in the third inning put him in position to win MVP. It wasn't lost on his teammates. Miguel Cabrera, the two-time MVP whose Detroit Tigers are almost even with the Royals in the AL Central, went up to Yost and told him he didn't want to come into the game until after Hosmer's third at-bat because it might seal the MVP award. Even though Hosmer grounded out to start the sixth inning, it didn't lessen Cabrera's gesture." ~ Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports

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