Wednesday's News & Ideas - 1/15/2020
- Age of nones means doubt
- Trump’s faithful
- SCOTUS on birth control
- Evangelical identity
- Catholic Church shuffles money
- Let’s read more fiction
The age of nones may favor churches that welcome doubters
Religion News Service: In 1990, just 1 in 20 adult Americans were not connected to a religious faith. Today, it’s closer to 1 in 4. The ripples of such a shift are still being sorted out by observers of American religion.
Trump’s faithful: 2020 tests his ties to white evangelicals
Associated Press: For all the focus it commands, uncertainty continues to surround Trump’s bond with a religious constituency that has long leaned GOP.
The coming Supreme Court showdown over birth control
Vox: Justice Scalia’s death delayed a reckoning. Now the fight over contraception is back.
Who is an evangelical? An interview with Thomas Kidd
Religion & Politics: Though associated with a particular brand of Christianity, evangelical is perhaps more popularly paired with conservative policy views, Republican registration, and an overwhelming whiteness.
Catholic Church moves funds around to shield $2 billion in assets from abuse victim settlements
National Review: As more victims of sexual abuse by priests sued various dioceses around the country, churches began transferring and reclassifying assets, and filing for bankruptcy.
Let’s all read more fiction
Contemplative reading* might be viewed as a minor act of rebellion in the internet age, The Atlantic says.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers