Now that the election is over, we can talk about other things, though of course politics never dies.
A big hullabaloo has erupted in recent weeks over some comments on homosexuality from popular Christian speaker Jen Hatmaker. Basically, she said she wasn’t really sorta opposed to homosexual marriages, among other things, which is enough for conservative Christians to slam her en masse. The bigger story, says Christianity Today, is what this might mean for women’s ministry.
This week saw the highest ever closing days for several markets, with the Dow closing at over 19,000, largely due to businesses’ hope in Trump’s plans—loosened regulation and infrastructure investment among them. Stay tuned for how Trump’s America will keep it going. Or not.
The Oxford Dictionaries have made post-truth their word of the year. They said this year saw a 2,000% increase in its usage, especially after Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory. They told the BBC, “Fuelled by the rise of social media as a news source and a growing distrust of facts offered up by the establishment, post-truth as a concept has been finding its linguistic footing for some time.” (Note: Dictionaries don’t decide what’s right or wrong. We do—they just record it.) (Note note: Adulting was on the shortlist.)
Thousands upon thousands—throngs, even—are protesting in the streets of South Korea this week over President Park Geun-hye’s alleged involvement on cronyism. That is, she passed on some financial incentives to one of her best friends, who also happened to be a close aide.
Pope Francis gave priests the go-ahead to absolve the sin of abortion for Catholic women.