August 31, 2020
Interesting links for the week of August 31, 2020

It's the final week of the summer season. Here are some thought-provoking links for reflection and conversation: MLK’s young granddaughter speak at rally commemorating the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington: https://www.ajc.com/news/yolanda-king-granddaughter-of-mlk-speaks-at-anniversary-of-march-on-washington/UTG5FMN6JJDHPF5RRLLWGCZ2VU/ “Influencers” come to Christian higher ed: https://annehelen.substack.com/p/welcome-the-covid-influencer Why do so many in Christianity long for power? An interesting look: https://dianabutlerbass.substack.com/p/the-price-of-power?fbclid=IwAR17GYOnZ1y_GcGz-UgqoGXQYTZq8cL_0HJ3mBGTqr5jHHhc6w3See1ypBo. A woman who is the […]

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August 11, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of August 10, 2020

A few thought-provoking links for your next Zoom conversation: James K. A. Smith offers some insight into why reconciliation is more appealing than justice to many: https://religionnews.com/2020/08/06/what-white-evangelical-christians-cant-see-when-they-see-racism/?fbclid=IwAR07XTBo_vj1pa63G8luMuzV4nmGIgdUd-V52qdxBOgPYXzvhvBSIxsHBro Hannah King discusses the why our bodies matter in our worship: https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2020/august-web-exclusives/preserving-our-body-and-bodies-for-worship.html?fbclid=IwAR3YorrzfjKKa-mt7zAdaXpA5S1_rU2h4hupdVu8mew9pV8Fzpl4p8_qD98 Spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about child sex trafficking doesn’t help—it hurts the cause: https://www.upworthy.com/trafficking-conspiracies?fbclid=IwAR1M6RXNr9d39dca070G8SdGWkTLtbZF13VvaxAlTrchpvTc-_uerRy7rBI Why do some Catholics think […]

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August 4, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of August 3, 2020

Good food for thought, reflection, and conversation: The 88-year-old son of a slave shares his fascinating story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/07/27/slave-son-racism-george-floyd/ A New Testament scholar shows how the early church was mocked for being welcoming to women: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/how-early-christianity-was-mocked-for-welcoming-women/ A controversy over Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor’s racism erupts: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/cancelling-flannery-oconnor Nostalgic for nostalgia: people used to pine for a simpler life. Now they’ve […]

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July 28, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of July 27, 2020

Kathryn Freeman draws attention to hidden heroines of the faith: “In the proportion of evangelical lessons that reference women at all, we are more likely to hear about the faith of Elisabeth Elliot, Corrie ten Boom, Hannah More, or Ruth Graham than Jo Ann Robinson, Autherine Lucy, Ida B. Wells, or Fannie Lou Hamer. Even […]

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July 21, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of July 21, 2020

Karen Swallow Prior reviews a documentary: “Such luminaries are indicative of the film’s high production quality. And indeed, Flannery serves up a feast for the ears and eyes, featuring original and traditional music on the soundtrack, archival film clips and photographs, and sumptuous camera shots of O’Connor’s rural home and personal possessions. The original animated segments that […]

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July 14, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of July 13, 2020

Daniel Burke wonders about the coming election: “That's especially true of those like Newbell who have spent significant time in predominantly White spaces. Many said they are bracing for a ‘whitelash’ -- the moment White Christians tire of talking about race and bristle when Black pastors or congregants want to continue the conversation. Newbell said she is […]

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July 7, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of July 6, 2020

Kristen Rudd has a terrible nightmare: “We are all going to die, but we are all also going to do a lot of living in the meantime, God-willing. I have a greater likelihood of lying awake for hours at night—with or without nightmares—than I do of being shot in the neck by a random stranger. […]

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June 30, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of June 29, 2020

  Jasmine Holmes offers an excerpt from her book: “I want you to be the one who speaks calm into chaos. The one who pursues peace. The one who asks clarifying questions and seeks understanding. The one who will not rest until you can state your opponent’s argument in terms so compassionate that you finally […]

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June 23, 2020
Interesting Links for the Week of June 22, 2020

Russell Moore, discussing religious freedom, concludes: “So let’s have our cultural arguments, with conviction. Americans disagree on some important things — not just on marriage and sexuality, but often on things as fundamental as God and the meaning of life. But, as we have those arguments, let’s keep our First Amendment and our history of […]

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