Wednesday's News & Ideas - 5/27/2020

  • Breakaway Anglicans win land
  • WA masses still suspended
  • Pandemic & political response
  • Truett to open extension
  • Neurodiverse God
  • Why reopen restaurants?

Breakaway Anglican group that left Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth wins property fight
Religion News Service: The ownership of the property has been in dispute since the ACNA-affiliate group broke away from the Episcopal Church in 2008.

Washington bishops continue to suspend masses out of ‘respect for human life’
HuffPost: The statement doesn’t put the best light on Donald Trump’s demand that all houses of worship be re-opened “right now” amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The politics of pandemics: Why some countries respond better than others
Knowledge @ Wharton: The capacity of a state and the degree of economic inequality among its residents will determine how successful it is in coping effectively with a pandemic like COVID-19.

Truett’s San Antonio extension to occupy space opened by Logsdon Seminary’s 2021 closure
Baptist News Global: Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced it will launch an extension campus in San Antonio, Texas, in 2021.

A neurodiverse God?
Christian Century: The parable of the widow and the unjust judge might give us a radical look at the face of God.

The Spark

Who are we reopening for?
Reopening restaurant dining rooms still puts customers and employees at risk, Eater says. So why is it happening?

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