Tuesday's News & Ideas - 5/5/2020

  • What would RHE do?
  • British resurgence in faith
  • Bronx church hit by COVID-19
  • Saving Logsdon’s legacy
  • Normal wasn’t working
  • Future of American cities

What would Rachel Held Evans do? Late author’s voice lives on through those she championed
Religion News Service: It's been a year since beloved progressive Christian author and speaker Rachel Held Evans died unexpectedly -- and in that year, a common refrain sounded again and again online among her many readers and friends.

British public turn to prayer as one in four tune in to religious services
The Guardian: Young people lead resurgence of faith, and Vicar of Dibley tops a poll as the best screen priest to lead nation through the crisis.

A pastor in the Bronx thought he knew hardship. Then his church saw 13 coronavirus deaths.*
Washington Post: Pastor Mike Carrion leads the evangelical Promised Land Covenant Church in the south Bronx, the heart of the epicenter where COVID-19 is especially ravaging African American and Latino communities.

Effort grows from saving seminary to saving Logsdon’s legacy
Baptist News Service: The meeting, which was announced late last month, covered topics such as the transfer of academic credits and teaching opportunities to maintaining an historical Baptist witness in theological education in the state.

Normal wasn't working: Economic justice in a post-COVID reality
Sojourners: The COVID-19 pandemic must cause us to reflect individually and collectively on the brokenness of our society and world and to commit, with renewed vigor, to addressing these injustices and working toward a more just, equitable, and inclusive future.

The Spark

The harsh future of american cities
How the pandemic will alter our urban centers, now and maybe forever, GEN Magazine writes.

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