Friday's News & Ideas - 4/13/2018

  • Evangelicals pushing back
  • Millennials: What's Auschwitz?
  • Gun control & the Holocaust
  • Boy author sues publisher
  • Minn. seminary move
  • Remembrance matters

For many, Christianity and Trumpism are synonymous. These evangelicals are pushing back.
Vox: Lynchburg's Red Letter Revival brought "pro-testifiers" to Jerry Falwell Jr.'s door.

What's Auschwitz? 2/3 of millennials don't know it was a Nazi death camp, survey reports
Religion News Service: Most American millennials don't know what Auschwitz was, a survey finds.

Could armed Jews have prevented the Holocaust?
Religion News Service: The idea that Jews with guns could have made any meaningful resistance is the cruelest, most cynical, most ignorant alternative fact there is, says Jeffrey Salkin.

Boy Who Came Back from Heaven author sues book's Christian publisher
The (London) Guardian: Alex Malarkey claims he has been financially exploited over bestselling account of meeting Jesus "concocted" by his father.

Seminary leaving New Brighton for St. Paul, selling site to charter school
St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press: After 55 years in New Brighton, United Theological Seminary plans to move to St. Paul, and charter school Global Academy will move into the seminary's campus.

The Spark

Why remembering matters for healing
Remembrance days and memorials, such as yesterday's Holocaust Remembrance Day, provide people the opportunity to share stories with a community. At The Conversation, an expert explains why remembrance activities are important.

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