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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 3/7/2023

  • Beth Moore memoir
  • ‘The Chosen’ star
  • Gospel Coalition’s retracted article
  • Shooting at synagogue in Germany
  • King Charles coronation oil
  • Divides in academic history

Beth Moore: When I was a stranger in the SBC, Anglicans welcomed me*
Christianity Today: How the acclaimed Bible teacher found a new church home.

How ‘The Chosen’ star Jonathan Roumie became a poster child for Christian causes
Religion News Service: “I'm not the real Jesus. Let’s just get that out of the way,” Roumie said in January at the March for Life.

We don’t need more ‘context’ to understand Josh Butler’s article on sex and the church
Baptist News Global: Investigating why The Gospel Coalition published a male-centric sexual fantasy about Christ penetrating the church.

Hells Angels, a synagogue shooting and Iran’s shady hand in Germany*
The Washington Post: The two bullets, believed to have been fired by a hooded figure who briefly appeared on the security cameras in the dead of night, gouged the reinforced glass of a door at the synagogue in a northwestern German city. 

King Charles coronation oil is consecrated in Jerusalem
The Guardian: The oil has been created using olives from two groves on Mount of Olives and a formula dating back centuries.

The Spark

The right side of history
How should historians* respond to the urgency of this current political moment? The New Yorker asks.

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