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Monday's News & Ideas - 6/13/2022

  • SBC preps for annual meeting
  • Homeschooling & ‘parental rights’
  • Tensions in Taiwan & church shooting
  • #ChurchToo movement keeps growing
  • Raven Chacon interview
  • History of the smile

Southern Baptists prep for annual meeting with heavy hearts, cautious hope
Christianity Today: It was a fight to get the landmark abuse investigation to happen. Now, will the denomination be able to overcome divides to enact reforms?

How Christian home-schoolers laid the groundwork for ‘parental rights’*
The Washington Post: Over the past year, parental rights have become a popular cause as Republicans have assailed pandemic measures and the teaching of gender and race in schools.

They inhabited separate worlds in Taiwan. Decades later, they collided in a California church.*
The New York Times: The 68-year-old suspect in a May mass shooting harbored resentment dating back to his formative years in Taiwan.

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began
Associated Press: In recent weeks #ChurchToo has seen an especially intense set of revelations across denominations and ministries, reaching vast audiences in headlines and on screen with a message that activists have long struggled to get across.

Q & A with Raven Chacon, the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for music
National Catholic Reporter: Last month, Raven Chacon became the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for music. His composition, "Voiceless Mass," in part explores the tension between Catholic and Indigenous cultures.

The Spark

The smile: a history
Our toothy modern smile was invented by a confluence of French dentistry and Parisian portrait-painting in the 1780s, Aeon says.

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