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Wednesday's News & Ideas - 6/12/2024

  • SBC meeting importance
  • SBC abuse reform hurdles
  • Moltmann & liberation theology
  • Alito’s godliness comments
  • ‘Fall of Roe’ book
  • News coverage of protests

The Southern Baptists are meeting in Indianapolis. Here’s why it matters.
Religion News Service: More than 11,000 church members are expected to gather in Indianapolis for one of the largest, most influential church meetings of the year.

Why does Southern Baptist abuse reform keep hitting hurdles?*
Christianity Today: Leaders and advocates are grateful for the convention’s support but frustrated at the inability to enact their plans.

How Jürgen Moltmann’s ‘theology of hope’ inspired liberation theology*
America: After Moltmann’s death, one commenter said that it is “almost impossible to understand modern Protestant theology without reading [The Crucified God].”

Alito’s ‘godliness’ comment echoes a broader Christian movement*
The New York Times: Justice Samuel Alito’s secretly recorded remarks come as many conservatives have openly embraced the view that American democracy must be grounded in a Christian worldview.

‘The Fall of Roe’ is more than an account of history. It’s a warning about the future.
HuffPost: A new book recounts how a Christian group schemed to erase the right to abortion — and why its work is far from over.

The Spark

Here’s why the news didn’t tell you what protestors really wanted
Baked-in news practices cover only the worst moments of protests* and neglect telling people what protesters are asking for, Scientific American says.

*access is limited for nonsubscribers

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