Friday's News & Ideas - 6/26/2020

  • Defender of faith -- and Trump
  • Christian colleges cut faculty
  • Religious liberty still protected
  • Chaplains and a "tsunami" of grief
  • How Jesus became white
  • Look straight at the sun -- on video

The temptation of Kayleigh McEnany*
The Atlantic: How an ardent defender of faith -- and Donald Trump -- came to think of the press as her enemy.

Dozens of Christian college faculty eliminated in spring budget cuts
Christianity Today: For evangelical schools, declining enrollment poses a greater challenge than COVID-19.
Harvard Business Review: How to help a colleague who’s been laid off

The law protects religious liberty far more than many people think
Reason: Conservative legal commentator and experienced religious liberties litigator David French explains why.

Hospital chaplains grapple with COVID-19's 'tsunami' of grief
HuffPost: Six chaplains share stories from the spiritual front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

How Jesus became white -- and why it’s time to cancel that
Religion News Service: Warner E. Sallman’s “Head of Christ” painting, which has been reproduced a billion times, came to define what the central figure of Christianity looked like for generations.

The Spark

Watch a 10-year time lapse of the sun from NASA’s SDO
As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory – SDO – has been watching the sun non-stop for over a decade. From its orbit in space, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images, which has enabled countless discoveries about our closest star. It's also really mesmerizing to watch.

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