Friday's News & Ideas - 9/28/2018

  • Kavanaugh nomination
  • People sinned against
  • Beauty & church architecture
  • Rev. Robert Beloin, RIP
  • American Judaism in recession?
  • Tale of two internets

Innocent or not, Kavanaugh runs up the cost of evangelicals' GOP tie
Religion News Service: For the religious right, this moment, decades in the making, was supposed to be a joyous victory, the culmination of a decades-long fight. And yet here we are.
America: The Editors: It is time for the Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn

Where the sinners and the sinned against are reconciled
Mockingbird: What are we to make of these people that get left behind, the people who have been sinned against? How did they cope with the sin that was visited upon them?

What makes a church building beautiful?
U.S. Catholic: The church has changed throughout the ages. Nowhere is this more evident than in its architecture.

A confident Catholic
Commonweal: Rev. Robert Louis Beloin, RIP.

Has American Judaism jumped the shark?
Religion News Service: New book finds that, despite the best attempts of synagogues and their movements, despite creative programming and innovations in worship, American Judaism is in a recession.

The Spark

Blasey Ford-Kavanaugh testimony tells a tale of two internets
America watched Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testify before Congress yesterday. And however you followed along - livestream, blog, cable news, Twitter -- the experience was mediated and shaped by the filter bubbles that dictate whose opinions you see. It's a story that's all too typical in this period of political polarization.

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