Tuesday's News & Ideas - 2/6/2024
- Biden at National Prayer Breakfast
- Christians & public welfare
- Faith leaders & sports betting
- Teen pleads guilty to murder of UMC leader
- Narrative practice for ministers
- Activist in heart of migrant crisis
At National Prayer Breakfast, Biden speaks of praying, working for peace
Religion News Service: “We’re all blessed to live in a nation where we can practice our many faiths and practice them freely,” Biden said at the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
What obligation do Christians have for the public welfare?*
Baptist News Global: It seems alarming to many that the social fabric of our nation is tearing. The social compact that knits us together in mutual regard is more than frayed. Is there a common good that is worthy of the Christian’s attention — and the church’s vocation?
Why faith leaders lost the battle against online sports betting
Religion News Service: Legalized sports gambling now represents billions of dollars. Faith leaders in the few holdout states know the odds are against stopping it.
A Tennessee teen has pleaded guilty in the slaying of a prominent United Methodist Church leader
The Associated Press: A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of second-degree murder and carjacking in the death of a prominent United Methodist Church leader in Tennessee.
Teaching ministry students to ask beautiful questions*
The Christian Century: Narrative practice offers an excellent resource for the work of pastoral care.
The busiest basement in Jackson Heights
The pandemic turned Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo* into an activist. Then the migrant crisis arrived, Intelligencer says.
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