Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #23]

flashback-sliderDuring the 23rd week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #18]

This week last year I’ll Have Another won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.

 

During the 18th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • In Entry Level Theological Truth [23] brother Keith Keyser explores Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman,’Has God indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree of the garden”?’” Genesis 3:1.
  • In Reserved: Now Live it! Crawford Paul encourges us through God’s Word to to live a victorous Christian life by going forward with a strong faith in Christ and in love for all of God’s people.
  • Jottings – Biblical Prophesy Fulfilled is a brief but fascinating look at some interesting comments on prophestic scriptures concerning Israel that were publish almost 100 years ago.
  • In How To Take E-Notes brother Rey Reynoso shares some helpful suggestions regarding electronic notetaking.

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #17]

During the 17th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #16]

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This week last year bombs were dropped by an aircraft into a South Sudan marketplace killing five innocent people and wounding five others. Though Sudan denies it, the plane likely came from Sudan (South Sudan’s northern neighbor). This event was yet another sad atrocity in a long saga of violence in the struggle between Sudan and South Sudan.[source]

During the 16th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #15]

Facebook buys InstagramThis week last year the world’s number one social media site purchased the widely popular photo sharing service Instagram for an estimated $1,000,000,000 in cash and stock. [source]

Initial reaction on various social media sites was overwhelmingly negative. However one year later Instagram is still growing as fast as ever with over 100,000,000 active users as of February. [source]

During the 15th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #14]

Thomas Kinkade, the painter of lightThis week last year Thomas Kinkade, nicknamed The Painter of Light, died unexpectedly at the age of 54. His iconic paintings were loved my many. Though he had his critics, his commercial success is undeniable. The value of the estate he left behind was estimated to be worth $66 million dollars.

Not surprisingly his death was followed by a court battle as various interests fought over their share of the bounty. See Ecclesiastes 2:18-22. [Sources: Mercury News and CBS SF Bay Area]

During the 14th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #13]

Visa MasterCard LogoThis week last year VISA and MasterCard warned both banks and citizens of the United States that upwards of 10 million credit card numbers were compromised in a ‘massive’ security breach. [source]

This unfortunate event is yet another reminder that modern technology has not only brought about many new conveniences– but has also brought about many new dangers. Early in the course of human events the Bible says “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Genesis 6:5 NKJV

Many, many years later little has changed…. the moment a new technology presents itself man will attempt to exploit it for evil.

During the 13th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #12]

Toulouse Montauban Shootings March 2012This week last year the nation of France was rocked by a series of merciless gun attacks on Jewish citizens and members of the French military.

The hate fueled series of events began with deadly attacks on members of the French military on March 11 & 15. On the 19th the gunman struck again opening fire on a group of young Jewish school children who were waiting outside their school.

The horrific chain of events culminated with a thirty hour police standoff and one last gun battle that left the perpetrator dead. In all, seven died and five were injured. [Sources: 1 2].

Clearly, this world is brutally violent. Thankfully for the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ this world is not our home! For He has defeated death and Hell (Revelation 1:18) and we as believers look forward to that day “when the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, a who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 ESV.

During the 12th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #11]

MV Shariatpur 1 Ferry DisasterThis week last year in Bangladesh 116 lives were lost when the MV Shariatpur 1 duble deck ferry capsized on the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo ship [Source].

Accidents such as this one remind us of just how fragile human life is. James wrote: “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:12-15 ESV.

During the 11th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • A free PDF ebook, His Gospel’s Effect, of brother Bruce Hulshizer’s teaching series on Romans 9-16 was made available via free download.
  • Multitasking FailIn The Lost Art of Single Tasking brother Long Vo explores the value of being able to concentrate on a single task. Drawing upon the example of our Lord Jesus Christ who intentionally sought out isolated places to spend time in prayer with His Father, Long writes how it is so important for us to spend quality one on one time with our earthly families.
  • Last year’s post Is Change A Good Thing? continues to generate much interest as people continue to discover the article through search engines. Apparently many are googling this question. So is change a good thing? check out this fascinating post to discover why Crawford concludes that not only is change a good thing… it’s a necessary thing!

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #10]

Apple App Store 25 Billion DownloadsThis week last year Apple’s App store surpassed 25 Billion downloads– confirming once again, the growing dominance of mobile in general and iOS in-particular. [Source]

During the 10th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles including:

  • Using Technology to Minister to the Elderly by Crawford Paul explores several ways modern technology can be used to help the aged keep in touch with not only family but also with their brothers and sisters in Christ. Interestingly Crawford’s post continues to be very popular with many discovering the post through search engines…. clearly there are many who want to help their elderly friends… check out the post for some helpful tips.
  • This week last year a new series of posts entitled Which Church? started. The series of posts, authored by Brother Jack Hay of Scotland, explores some of the clear patters of how the early Christians gathered in local congregations as recorded in the New Testament.
  • “Titus” was a second new series of posts that launched this week last year. In this series of videos, brother Stephen Baker of England, examines Paul the Apostle’s letter to Titus. You can jump to an introductory post here or to the first post in the series here.

 

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