“’It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ the White Queen remarked.”
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol
Google’s Year in Search
Summary: Would you like to know what people were searching for on the internet? What were the top searches of 2016? Well, google keeps track of it and lets you look at the results.
Read more at https://www.google.com/trends/yis/2016/GLOBAL
Digitally mined from: www.google.com
Watch Night Service in the Black Church in America
Summary: Does your church have a “watch night service” on New Year’s Eve? John Wesley created a service for Christians to reaffirm their vows to God and many do so each year on New Year’s Eve. For those in Black Churches in America, this tradition has an even deeper meaning.
Digitally mined from: www.aaregistry.org
The History of New Year’s
Summary: Some Christians don’t celebrate “secular” holidays such as New Year’s while others join right in. Whatever your preference may be, this article expands on the celebration of New Year’s throughout human history.
Read more at http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/new-years
Digitally mined from: www.history.com
Psychology Professor offers insight into how to achieve New Year’s resolutions
Summary: Leonard Sweet once said he does not make New Year’s resolutions but, instead, makes New Year’s resolves. Resolutions, he said, are easy to break but resolves take determination to follow through. For those of us who have trouble with resolutions and resolves, this article gives some insight on how to take steps to stick to your resolves.
Digitally mined from: http://exchangemagazine.com/
10 Key Trends in Global Christianity for 2017
Summary: As we head toward the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s kickoff of the Protestant Reformation, what are some key trends in Christianity around the world? How is it changing? Which Christian groups are growing? Take a look Facts & Trends outlook based on a study by Gordon-Conwell.
Digitally mined from: http://factsandtrends.net
7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017
Summary: Technology has been often overlooked and/or ignored in the life of the church but those with an eye for the future may want to check out the trends which are right around the corner.
Digitally mined from: www.forbes.com
BEST PHOTOS OF 2016
Summary: To look forward, it doesn’t hurt to look backwards. National Geographic shares some of the most beautiful, stunning, and inspiring photos of 2016.
Digitally mined from www.nationalgeographic.com