Wednesday's News & Ideas - 7/29/2020

  • Churches to host remote students
  • Vatican hacked by China
  • Be Christian on your timeline
  • Christians abortion critics
  • AL church led to 40 infections
  • Mourning the landline

Churches plan to host students during remote learning
Christianity Today: In some communities, empty buildings and eager youth ministers offer safe places and supervision for families facing school closures.

The Vatican is said to be hacked from China before talks with Beijing*
The New York Times: In one attack, the hackers weaponized an electronic file with a letter that had a note of condolence from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state.

If you've got Jesus in your profile, don’t be nasty on your timeline
Religion News Service: How can people who claim Jesus as Lord act so mean?

Christian abortion critics urge Dems to change platform
Associated Press: A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform that’s friendlier to abortion opponents.

Pastor: 40 infected with coronavirus after church event
ABC News: An Alabama pastor says more than 40 people have been infected with the coronavirus after attending a multi-day revival event at his Baptist church

The Spark

An elegy for the landline in literature
The New Yorker mourns* a device that gave fiction surprise, suspense, and uncertainty.

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