Tuesday's News & Ideas - 9/26/2023
- Finding uses for church buildings
- FL’s new SAT alternative
- Less persecuted Christians in US
- China’s molding of religion
- TV show’s realistic queer Christian
- Books used to train AI
100,000 reuses for the church to find*
Christianity Today: With a record number of congregations predicted to close their doors by 2025, multiuse developments may be the future for shrinking congregations and empty buildings.
‘This is not a Trumpy, conservative education’: Florida’s controversial new SAT alternative
The Guardian: Will the Classic Learning Test bring ‘truth and beauty’ back into education – or is it fueling Ron DeSantis’s extremist agenda?
Few persecuted Christians find refuge in US, new report finds
Religion News Service: A new reports finds that the number of Christian refugees coming to the US has declined at a time when persecution is on the rise.
‘A jealous god’: China remakes religions in its own image
Al Jazeera: Authorities are violating religious freedoms across China as the leadership seeks to assert control.
‘Sex Education’ offers a realistic look at young queer people’s relationship with God*
Teen Vogue: The show posits that religious identity is something that LGBTQ people are allowed to want.
These 183,000 books are fueling the biggest fight in publishing and tech
The Atlantic made a search tool* to see which authors and books have been used to train AI.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers