Friday, January 9, 2009

Good News for January 9, 2009 submitted by Mary Beth

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Photo copyright Mary Beth Magee 2009

One of San Francisco's famed cable cars passes in front of Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church. The Cathedral is home to two labyrinths in addition to an abundance of architectural detail. Read more about this lovely church at

Plate of the Union: The Picky Presidential Palate

To land the job of "First Chef" you definitely need culinary chops. And while haute cuisine may be a job requirement, the White House chef takes orders, literally, from the prez. From creating ethnic menus to impress heads of state to whipping up White House kids’ favorites, First Chefs must be quick on their toes. Especially for the ever-changing palate of the most powerful (and sometimes picky) diner they'll ever have -- the president of the United States of America.

Click here to sample the menu of presidential preferences.

PTA Digest: a look back at the news of the past week from a Christian point of view

This week’s PTA Digest begins with our conversation with Dr. J Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University. Dr. Pham talked with us about strategic hotspots in Africa, especially in light of President-elect Obama’s interest in that continent. Next, apologist Dr. Ravi Zacharias takes on the skeptics who would say that Christian faith is delusional. And finally, Dr. Tim Keller talks with us about the ministry he helped found—the Gospel Coalition. I hope you enjoy the PTA Digest! – Greg Wheatley

Click here to listen to this week's PTA Digest.

Save the Children-funded Newborn Study Nominated for Lancet Paper of the Year

A Lancet article presenting the dramatic findings of a study co-funded by the global humanitarian organization Save the Children has been nominated to receive the prestigious medical journal's Paper of the Year 2008 award.

Click here to learn more about the study and nomination.

Let your Christmas tree swim with the fish

DuPage Forest Preserve District wants holiday trees for underwater 'cribs' at man-made lake near Wayne, IL. Click here for the details of this "fishy" plan.

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