Friday's News & Ideas - 1/8/2021

  • Mob shouldn’t be surprising
  • Epiphany’s reminder
  • 5 strategies for hope
  • Christian insurrection
  • C of E warns of closures
  • U.S. Army’s Nazi warehouse

If the mob’s attack on the Capitol surprised you, you weren’t paying attention
Religion News Service: The truth is, this is precisely who we are. White supremacy is at the foundation of this country.

We worship with the Magi, Not MAGA
Christianity Today: Epiphany reminds us that faith is not a prop for political power.

5 strategies for cultivating hope this year
The Conversation: The raging coronavirus pandemic, along with political turbulence and uncertainty, have overwhelmed many of us.

A Christian insurrection*
The Atlantic: Many of those who mobbed the Capitol on Wednesday claimed to be enacting God’s will.

C of E bishop warns of church closures due to Covid financial losses
The Guardian: Bishop of Manchester David Walker says uneconomic Victorian urban buildings most at risk.

The Spark

Inside the U.S. Army’s warehouse full of Nazi art
Today, one of the world’s largest collections of Nazi propaganda* sits in a climate-controlled warehouse at Fort Belvoir, in northern Virginia, The New Yorker says.

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