Resurgence Roundup, 4/25/14

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Resurgence Roundup, 4/25/14

The weekly Resurgence Roundup brings together some of the most interesting content we’ve found online, as it pertains to the church and the people God has called us to reach. Keep in mind, we don’t endorse or agree with everything you’ll see included in the roundup.

China on Course to Become ‘World’s Most Christian Nation’ Within 15 Years

The Telegraph:
The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America.

Why Muslims Are Becoming the Best Evangelists

Christianity Today:
After traveling 250,000 miles through Dar al-Islam (“House of Islam”) as Muslims call their world, career missiologist David Garrison came to a startling conclusion: Muslim background believers are leading Muslims to Christ in staggering numbers, but not in the West.

Film at 9/11 Museum Sets Off Clash Over Reference to Islam

New York Times:
The documentary is not even seven minutes long, the exhibit just a small part of the [September 11 Memorial] museum. But it has over the last few weeks suddenly become a flash point in what has long been one of the most highly charged issues at the museum: how it should talk about Islam and Muslims.

Later, Baby: Will Freezing Your Eggs Free Your Career?

Not since the birth control pill has a medical technology had such potential to change family and career planning. The average age of women who freeze their eggs is about 37, down from 39 only two years ago.

Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From Adults

Wall Street Journal:
Scientists for the first time have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos, and then derived tissue from those embryos that perfectly matched the DNA of the donors.

A Key to College Success: Involved Dads

The Atlantic:
College students whose fathers were around during their high-school years are far more likely to graduate than those whose dads weren’t around.

The Moral Life of Babies

Scientific American:
Morality is not just something that people learn, argues Yale psychologist Paul Bloom: It is something we are all born with. At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginnings of a sense of fairness.

Kids Under 12 Now Party At New York’s Hottest Nightclubs

Business Insider:
New York has a new club for under-aged partiers, but you have to be younger than 12 to get in. CNN Money ran a story today about a new company called Fuzipop that puts together dance parties for children at major nightclubs around Manhattan.

Seven Trends in Church Names

Thom Rainer:
The call came from an eager young man starting a new church in Florida. He already had 50 people meeting in homes in Bible studies. They had secured a leased space to launch the church in just a few months. But they were having trouble coming to a consensus on the name of the church. What could I tell him about church names? Were there pitfalls or opportunities where they needed greater awareness for their church’s name?


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