Oct. 18, 2013
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Culture Friday, the Great American Songbook, and Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden

Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, analyzing the dangers of celebrity, plus: Bob Case connects the American Songbook to the Song of Solomon, WORLD News Group’s Susan Olasky explores how the government shutdown caused Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden to suffer, and more

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Friday news

Back to work: The partial government shutdown is over and federal employees are back on the job, at least for now. The current deal covers all government expenses through January 15th and extends the debt ceiling through February 7th.

Fiscal wounds: Some lawmakers are striking a guardedly optimistic tone about the financial quick fix, but others believe it is further proof that Washington has yet to take the first step toward recovery. 

Business/economy: The debt and budget ceiling deal brought a measure  of predictability back to the market on Thursday.

Christian comedian: Bone Hampton, who claimed Dove Award this week for Christian comedy, believes in taking his ministry outside the four walls of the church.

Culture Friday: The danger of celebrity

John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses the reason why parents should encourage their children away from chasing fame and whether celebrity can be reconciled with the Christian faith.

The American Songbook and the Song of Solomon

Bob Case argues that many great love songs owe a debt to the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs), the great love poem of the Bible.

Shutdown casualty: White House vegetable garden goes to ruin

WORLD News Group’s Susan Olasky reports on how Michelle Obama’s highly touted White House kitchen garden has suffered from lack of upkeep.

Oct. 18, 2013


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