Tuesday's News & Ideas - 6/9/2020

  • Protest as church
  • People afraid to go to church
  • Amy Butler interim at D.C. church
  • Tim Keller diagnosed with cancer
  • The cost of protest
  • Last chance for democracy

When Christians won’t acknowledge racism, protest becomes church
Religion News Service: The feeling in those all-night prayer gatherings and youth conferences and altar calls -- that feeling we called God -- finds me wherever two or more are gathered in the streets to fight for justice, Andre Henry writes.

‘People are too afraid’: Churches begin to reopen -- but will worshippers go back?
The Guardian: Church congregations were susceptible to the spread of the virus, and the opportunity to welcome parishioners again has been met with skepticism.

Amy Butler tapped as interim at Disciples of Christ church in D.C.
Baptist News Global: A Disciples of Christ congregation in Washington, D.C. has selected Amy Butler as interim senior minister.

Tim Keller asks for prayers for pancreatic cancer
Christianity Today: The New York pastor and author announced his diagnosis Sunday and begins chemo next week.

Protest cost him his career. Still, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf urges on the protesters
HuffPost: The former NBA player talks about the anti-racism movement, demands for real change and how his faith keeps him grounded.

The Spark

America, this is your chance
We must get it right this time or risk losing* our democracy forever, Michelle Alexander writes at The New York Times.

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