Monday's News & Ideas - 12/2/2019
- N.T. Wright on American Christianity
- German Catholics debate
- Burkina Faso attack
- Buttigieg visits Barber
- Role of chaplains growing
- Instagram broke us
The crisis of American Christianity, viewed From Great Britain*
The Atlantic: The theologian N. T. Wright is unfazed by the faith’s politicization in the U.S.
German Catholic Church debates sexuality, celibacy and women’s roles*
New York Times: With the German church’s global influence, a meeting of bishops and laypeople to take up hot-button topics has led to warnings of a new schism, originating in the home of the Protestant Reformation.
At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church
Reuters: At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.
Buttigieg turns to black pastor to discuss racism, poverty
Associated Press: As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in civil rights activist William Barber II.
As Americans become less religious, the role of chaplains may grow*
Washington Post: As fewer people identify with a specific religion or attend religious services, Americans may be more likely to meet a chaplain than a local clergy person at a congregation.
Instagram is broken. It also broke us.
Influencers and regular users are reckoning with what Instagram has done to them. Now Instagram wants us to love it again, Vox says.
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