Whose songs are played more than Katy Perry’s each week? Chris Tomlin, king of the sing along. Eric Marrapodi and Tom Foreman share a bit more about the worship songwriter, whose latest album topped the US Billboard 200 charts in January. In CCLI’s last two reporting periods, Tomlin had the No. 1 most-sung song and five of the top 25 (I wrote more about this and other thoughts here). Tomlin: “I strive for trying to write something that people can sing, that people want to sing, and that people need to sing.”
CJ Mahaney steps down as President of Sovereign Grace Ministries – From Christianity Today: “C. J. Mahaney, founder of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM), will step down as its president effective April 12 in order to focus on being a local pastor. The news comes shortly after the beleaguered network of churches asked a Maryland court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its leaders covered up the sexual abuse of children.”
The ever-evolving appendix story – I grew up being taught in science class that the appendix is an evolutionary left-over with no real function. Dr Jay Wile shows how scientists have changed their views and now believe that the appendix is so important it evolved over 30 times.
Vatican shocker: Cardinals choose Siri as next Pope – In a groundbreaking decision, “Siri becomes the first arguably female pope, the first battery-powered pope and, most important, the first truly infallible pope.”
Sadly, this is not the Onion – A website that collates stories that could feature in news satire website “The Onion”… except they’re all 100% true.
“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.”
~ Oswald J. Smith ~
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