Thursday's News & Ideas - 12/3/2020

  • Top Bible searches in 2020
  • Why some refuse election results
  • More priests in abuse cases
  • Remembering Barbara Harris
  • SCOTUS’ revolution
  • Henry Adams’ breaking points

Protests, pandemics and politics: The top 2020 searches for Bible passages online
Religion News Service: Bible Gateway saw unusual spikes in related searches around the first COVID-19 lockdowns last spring, the racial justice protests that followed in the summer and the U.S. presidential election this fall.

Why some evangelicals refuse to acknowledge that Trump has lost the election
HuffPost: It’s more than just loyalty to the Republican Party, experts say. A “parallel culture” and prophecies play into evangelicals’ not accepting Joe Biden’s win.

9 new Catholic priests named in Colorado sex abuse report
Associated Press: Nine more Catholic priests, including one well known for helping Denver’s homeless, were found to have sexually abused children in an updated report on sex abuse in Colorado’s Catholic churches released Tuesday by state Attorney General Phil Weiser.

Remembering the Right Rev. Barbara Harris, the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion
Religion & Politics: Harris withstood fierce political pressure, much of it coming from within her own church.

Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Supreme Court
Vox: Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo is one of the most significant religion cases in the past 30 years.

The Spark

What Henry Adams understood about history’s breaking points
He devoted a lifetime to studying America’s foundation,* witnessed its near-dissolution, and uncannily anticipated its evolution, The New Yorker says.

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