Editor’s Note: This will be the final installment of Lunchtime Links in its present form. Future posts will feature links with a stronger focus on Christian discipleship.
Economic growth in the second quarter trudged along at a weak 1.6 percent pace. In related news, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank was willing to purchase additional long-term debts to spark growth.
Earlier this year Robert Park made worldwide headlines when he was released from a North Korean prison. Operating on faith, Park crossed over from South Korea to North Korea in a effort to bring greater attention to the North’s oppressive human rights record. Now, Park is breathing a sigh of relief for answered prayers. Former President Jimmy Carter travelled to North Korea and won the release of a friend and fellow American Christian , Aijalon Mahli Gomes.
A newly-released video appears to show that 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile are in good spirits.
Blockbuster Video is set to file for bankruptcy, having been pushed out of the DVD rental and purchase market by Netflix and Redbox.
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols reached a significant milestone, hitting his 400th career home run against the Washington Nationals.