Thursday's News & Ideas - 2/11/2021

  • Future of theological education
  • Chicano church recognized
  • Queer Christian’s CCM album
  • New Logsdon Seminary plans
  • Virus variant on college campuses
  • How Bhutan managed COVID

Imagining the future of theological education*
Christian Century: Conversations with Rowan Williams, Justo González, Emilie Townes, and Sam Wells.

Church known as a birthplace of LA’s Chicano civil rights movement earns national recognition
Religion News Service: The Church of the Epiphany became a center for the flourishing Chicano movement in the 1960s. Five decades later, it has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

This queer Christian’s album challenges the contemporary Christian music industry
HuffPost: Semler insists her new album falls under the label of Christian music, even if the industry hasn’t embraced people like her.

Plans for a new Logsdon Seminary in San Antonio announced
Baptist News Global: A group of Hardin-Simmons University alumni, former faculty and friends have announced plans to launch a freestanding Logdson Theological Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, and they are seeking the blessing of university trustees for their effort.

New variant makes inroads onto college campuses
Inside Higher Ed: Six universities have now reported cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2.

The Spark

The unlikeliest pandemic success story
How did a tiny, poor nation manage to suffer only one death* from the coronavirus? The Atlantic asks.

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