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Culture Friday, the American Songbook, and family-friendly home video
Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview on the culture-shaping power of story, plus: creation, common grace, and artistic endeavor, family-friendly movies on overcoming obstacles, and more.
Obamacare: As the start date nears for the new health law, the young and healthy have some surprises awaiting them.
Marriage: Pennsylvania laws under a multi-front legal assault from same-sex marriage activists — even as the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops warns that undermining traditional marriage is “toxic.”
Sports: Major League Baseball’s chief executive will retire after next season. Commissioner Bud Selig will be remembered for team expansion, realigning its postseason structure, and implementing interleague play. But a more regrettable chapter in his career will also be part of his legacy: the steroid era.
Business: U.S. stocks rose on Thursday. The S&P 500 rebounded after its longest losing streak of the year and the Dow ended a five-day losing streak.
Culture Friday: The power of “story”
From Sen. Ted Cruz’s 20-plus-hour Obamacare story to the 15-year-old story of a murder that launched hate-crimes laws, John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses the culture-shaping power of story and the importance of getting the details right.
The Great American Songbook
In part three of a series on American popular music, Bob Case explains how creation and common grace inform our understanding of artistic endeavor.
New on home video
Phil Boatwright recommends two recent films about overcoming obtacles, Camp and Season of a Lifetime.