Thursday's News & Ideas - 8/13/2020
- Colleges face financial strain
- Pastors fear conflict
- Midlife change of faith
- Megachurch keeps meeting
- European buildings’ origins
- Instagram activism
Catholic colleges face financial strain, campus life changes for fall semester
National Catholic Reporter: U.S. colleges and universities will face unprecedented economic strain and dramatically altered campus life this semester as they impose health and safety measures.
Church conflict during COVID-19 growing worry for pastors, says LifeWay Research
Religion News Service: The report, based on a July survey by LifeWay Research, found that 27% of evangelical and mainline pastors cited maintaining unity and addressing conflict and complaints when asked about the pressure points they are feeling most.
How to navigate a midlife change of faith*
The Atlantic: When we think of our identities as fixed and unchanging -- I am this kind of person; I am not that kind of person -- we’re shutting ourselves off from many of life’s possibilities.
California church defies public health orders, holds indoor services for thousands with no social distancing
CNN: In holding church, MacArthur is betting on divine protection in a pandemic hotspot. Los Angeles County is reporting 1,500-2,000 new Covid-19 infections a day.
Looted landmarks: How Notre-Dame, Big Ben and St Mark’s were stolen from the east
The Guardian: The designs of Europe’s greatest buildings were plundered from the Islamic world -- twin towers, rose windows, vaulted ceilings and all.
How social justice slideshows took over Instagram
PowerPoint activism is everywhere on Instagram, Vox says. Why do these posts look so familiar?
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