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Wednesday's News & Ideas - 5/18/2022

  • Gordon-Conwell to sell campus
  • White parents’ responsibility
  • Far-right in Idaho
  • Professors & student mental health
  • Norman Gottwald obit
  • Buffalo’s Tops was a community hub

Gordon-Conwell to sell main campus, move to Boston
Christianity Today: After a decade of enrollment decline, leaders began to see the seminary’s biggest financial asset as a liability. They hope relocation could be the big change they need.

The conversation white parents should be having with their children
Religion News Service: Schools are being barred from discussing racism. That leaves parents and our faith communities.

Living with the far-right insurgency in Idaho
HuffPost: A radical GOP faction, in open alliance with extremists, is seizing power and targeting its opponents with cruelty. Some wonder: Is it time to leave?

Professors’ part in maintaining student mental health*
Inside Higher Ed: What faculty members think, actions they take and adjustments they make can go a long way to lessen student mental health and wellness challenges.

The most important American Old Testament scholar of the last century is Norman Gottwald*
Christian Century: In the life of early Israel, Gottwald found a God of economic justice, Walter Brueggemann says.

The Spark

Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store
Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo’s East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people’s lives, Associated Press says.

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