Friday's News & Ideas - 3/10/2017

  • Christians stoking fear
  • Keller on reaching skeptics
  • Anti-Christian discrimination?
  • Mennonite protestors
  • Too public baptism
  • Holes in the border fence

The new alarmism: How some Christians are stoking fear rather than hope
The Washington Post: James K.A. Smith asks, when did Christians start stealing scripts from home security commercials?

An evangelical pastor on reaching the religiously unaffiliated
Huffington Post: Rev. Timothy Keller spent nearly 30 years reaching out to skeptics in New York City. Here's what he's learned.

White evangelicals believe they face more discrimination than Muslims
The Atlantic: A new study suggests different groups of Americans see their country in radically divergent ways.

Trump turns apolitical Mennonites into protesters
McClatchy Newspapers: Trump's presidency, especially his temporary ban on immigration from some Middle Eastern countries, has turned many members of this Christian community into activists.

Too public baptism: Ex-Muslim loses lawsuit against church
Christianity Today: Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against convert tortured in Syria after Tulsa church publicized his conversion online.

The Spark

Build a wall? Trump should talk to the man who spent 25 years fixing it
Albert Garcia, a 76-year-old retiree from the Border Patrol maintenance crew, spent more than two decades doing a job that never ended. As The Los Angeles Times reports, he was a welder who fixed holes in the border fence , every day, including some weekends.

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