Sept. 13, 2013
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Culture Friday, home video, and the great American songbook

Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview on whether the president’s call for use of force in Syria aligns with Christian principles of just war, plus: home video recommendations, a new installment of the TW&E series on the great American songbook.

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Friday news

Syria’s chemical weapons: Bashar al Assad told Russian state television he’ll turn over the weapons as part of a deal with Russia. But experts say the regime can always make more if production facilities aren’t controlled

NYT columnist Putin: Russian president’s arrogant op-ed in the New York Times rankles U.S. leaders.

Obamacare rebellion: Pro-Obama unions complain about the new health law’s regulations that will cost its members big dollars.

Business/economy: Weekly jobless claims for last week fell by 31-thousand, to 292-thousand.  Business reporter Warren Smith says that should have been great news, especially given that many economists expected jobless claims to rise, but the reliability of the numbers has been called into question.

Culture Friday: A just war in Syria?

John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses Augustinian principles of just war and how they apply to President Obama’s call for the use of force in Syria.

Good stuff on home video

Reviewer Phil Boatwright recommends two nature documentaries: Earth and March of the Penguins. Phil is the editor of PreviewOnline.org.

What songs should we sing?

In part two of his series on Great American Songbook, Bob Case says there is “no more memorable or effective way to elicit human sentiment or emotional release than through popular songs.” Mr. Case is the former director of the WORLD Journalism Institute.

Sept. 13, 2013
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