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July 23, 2020

On this day… | Favorite flavor of ice cream? | Christians and conspiracy theories | Walter Strickland on Kingdom diversity

Carmen leads off with:

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24

  • On this date in 1904, the ice cream cone – a rolled cornucopia of crust designed to hold 2 scoops of ice cream – was first available. 
  • On this date in 1967 some of the bloodiest riots in American history started in Detroit.  But that was 1967…
  • On July 23, 1996, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team wins its first-ever team gold at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The 1996 U.S. women’s team, nicknamed the “Mag 7″ or “magnificent seven,” was made up of seven immensely talented teenaged girls: Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug. Four days later, a 40 lb pipe bomb would explode at Centennial Park and the Olympic experience would be forever changed. 

A lot can happen in a day…some of those things we can predict, anticipate, plan for – others we cannot. Today is a COVID19 “might have been” or “supposed to be” day for many people. 

There are no summer Olympics. There are no blockbuster summer movie premiers. There are no state fairs.  So, what is there celebrate? 

Well, here’s one happy distraction: today, today, is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day — delayed for 119 days — brings ballparks without fans, cardboard cutouts for spectators and personal rosin bags for pitchers, and a way for you to cheer – albeit online.  Tomorrow we’ll talk about how this goes…

Carmen’s talks in this episode with Peter Kapsner about a range of issues including ice cream and conspiracy theories and with Walter Strickland II about Kingdom diversity and the new book, For God So Loved the World: a blueprint for Kingdom diversity, which he co-edited.

You can find the article Peter and Carmen discussed here: Coronavirus, Conspiracy Theories and the Ninth Commandment – David French


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