By Jonathan Howe
“On the Horizon” is a quick glance at important news items for your week.
Kavanaugh Confirmation Drags On
Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court opening left vacant by Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, continues toward a senate confirmation vote—still.
After making it out of committee last week, he now faces a limited FBI investigation into an alleged sexual assault from the early 1980s. There’s no telling how—or when—this might end.
Wycliffe Completes 1,000th Translation
The Bible translation group, Wycliffe USA recently completed a Keliko Bible for people in South Sudan. More than 2,500 other languages are being worked on by the group, but that still leaves more than 1,600 languages yet to have translation work underway.
Azusa Pacific Changes Sexuality Policy—Then Changes It Back
IMB Interim President Takes the Reins—Again
David Platt wrapped up his four-year tenure as president of the International Mission Board this past week. Clyde Meador, the former interim president and now current interim president—again—has officially taken over for now.
A presidential search is ongoing and could be completed as soon as the next trustee meeting in November.
One Season Ends, Another Begins This Week
Major League Baseball wrapped up its regular season this weekend and is headed to the playoffs (#ChopOn, Braves). Meanwhile, the National Hockey League drops the puck on its regular season this week. (#LetsGoPreds)
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.