Thursday's News & Ideas - 5/16/2019

  • Robertson criticizes AL bill
  • ELCA pastor taken by ICE
  • Black millennial spirituality
  • Liberty takes controversial windows
  • Alt-right ‘joke religion’
  • Athlete & mother? Crazy

Even Pat Robertson says Alabama’s abortion bill is too extreme
HuffPost: That’s saying something, considering the outspoken televangelist also called Roe v. Wade a “phony case.”

Lutherans gather in prayer for student pastor reportedly arrested by ICE
Religion News Service: Lutherans are speaking out and gathering in prayer after a student pastor at a church in Racine, Wis., was arrested last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

How black millennials are calling for a theological reformation
Sojourners: A steady percentage of black millennials are disengaging with church. Instead, they are finding new ways and places where they can be free to stand in their identity.

How ‘joke religion’ turns deadly serious when the online alt-right comes to life
Religion News Service: The nihilism of today’s alt-right, in other words, is both a religion and a rejection of the transcendence that religion holds out as a balm.

Liberty University rescues two windows honoring SBC’s rightward shift scrapped by Southwestern Seminary
Baptist News Global: Two of the stained-glass windows removed in April from the chapel of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have a new home in Lynchburg, Virginia, at the Jerry Falwell Museum at Liberty University.

The Spark

Nike told me to dream crazy, until I wanted a baby
Nike and other sponsors told Alysia Montaño that being a mother and a champion was a crazy dream. It didn’t have to be, The New York Times reports.

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