Thursday's News & Ideas - 11/5/2020

  • Latino evangelicals boost Trump
  • Clergy burnout
  • Muslim American lawmakers
  • Repurposed religious sites
  • Celebrity pastor fired
  • Holding onto optimism

Latino evangelicals boost Trump in Florida and Texas
Christianity Today: The 2020 race draws attention to the varying interests of America’s largest minority group.

Whose problem is clergy burnout?*
Christian Century: Most of the literature about pastor-parish relationships has been directed to clergy. What about the other side of the relationship?

Muslim American Lawmakers mark historic firsts across several states
HuffPost: Five Democratic politicians made history by becoming the first Muslim state legislative lawmakers in Wisconsin, Florida and Delaware.

When a religious building has been repurposed by another faith
Deseret News: From the ancient Aztec in Tenochtitlan, modern Mexico City, to the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, to the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, there are many religious sites that have been repurposed by another faith with a conquering army.

Carl Lentz, pastor of Hillsong East Coast and Justin Bieber, terminated for ‘moral failures,’ says church
Religion News Service: An email sent to church members on Nov 4, cited the reason for Lentz's termination as ‘leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.’

The Spark

How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings held onto optimism
The uncertainties of 2020 led the folk duo* to discover a new emotional urgency in songs about the slow, challenging, beautiful heat of living, The New York Times says.

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