Monday's News & Ideas - 7/22/2019
- Josh Harris separation
- US taking no refugees?
- Diana Butler Bass on rallies
- Economics of Lord’s Prayer
- Mary Magdalene recovered
- Walking & creativity
Slate: Josh Harris, the author of a wildly popular manifesto on abstinence before marriage, is separating from his wife -- and reevaluating his legacy.
Faith groups fear the end of refugee resettlement in the U.S.
Religion News Service: The Trump administration is considering shutting down refugee resettlement for the coming fiscal year.
The God of Love had a really bad week
CNN: “Where did these people go to Sunday school?” Diana Butler Bass asks of those chanting “send her back.”
“Forgive us our debts”: The economics of the Lord’s Prayer
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Debt covers both financial and non-financial owing, as in “mortgage debt” and “debt of gratitude.”
Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is trying to recover the real Mary Magdalene.
Religion News Service: Mary Magdalene’s role was deliberately downplayed by biblical scribes to minimize her importance.
The unbearable smugness of walking
Glorified for its creative benefits, walking has become yet another goal-driven pursuit, says Michael LaPointe at The Atlantic.