By Jonathan Howe
“On the Horizon” is a preview of newsworthy events coming within the next week.
Moving to Jerusalem
Today is the day for the United States Embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Israel. The controversial move marks the fulfillment of a campaign promise made by President Trump. Pastors John Hagee and Robert Jeffress will be on hand for the ceremony.
Oklahoma Governor Stands for Adoption
Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin signed an adoption protection bill on Friday that has LGBT groups up in arms. Per the New York Times, “the law would allow the agencies to choose not to place children in certain homes if it ‘would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.’”
Evangelism in Focus in the Southern Baptist Convention
The final meeting of the specially-appointed Evangelism Task Force takes place this week. The task force, chaired by embattled seminary president Paige Patterson, is expected to make its report next month at the SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX.
Here Comes the Bride
Royal Wedding: The Sequel takes place this coming Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot in a ceremony conducted by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Sports Leagues Winding Down
While the NBA and NHL are on to the conference finals this week, major soccer leagues across Europe closed out their 2017-18 campaigns this week. Next Saturday’s Champion’s League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool will mark the official end of the season as the World Cup looms in Russia this June and July.
Be sure to check FactsAndTrends.net throughout the week for continued coverage of these stories and much more.
JONATHAN HOWE (@Jonathan_Howe) is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Lifeway Christian Resources.