Monday's News & Ideas - 10/01/2018

  • Kavanaugh, #MeToo & race
  • Tim Keller on faith & politics
  • Historic black churches' struggle
  • Redefining Catholic left/right divide
  • Time to pass baton?
  • Queen of the skies

White boys will be boys: Kavanaugh, #MeToo and race
Religion News Service: Last week's drama on Capitol Hill, and evangelical Christians' responses to it, reveal much about the racial problem at the heart of white conservative Christian America, says Keri Day.
Baptist News Global: White evangelicals least likely demographic to believe Kavanaugh accuser

How do Christians fit into the two-party system? They don't
The New York Times: The historical Christian positions on social issues don't match up with contemporary political alignments, says Timothy Keller.

The bells of St. Martin's fall silent as churches in Harlem struggle
The New York Times: The struggles of two Harlem congregations are emblematic of the troubles afflicting what was once one of the most church-filled and church-conscious neighborhoods in the United States.
The Washington Post: 'The end of our journey': A historic black church closes its doors in a changing D.C.

After decades of left v. right, is it now bishops v. everybody else?
Crux: John L. Allen Jr. asks, are we seeing a redefinition of the traditional left/right divides in the Catholic Church?

Church leaders need to move over: it's time to pass the baton to the young
Christian Today: An Anglican priest in his 50's wonders if he and his contemporaries are more blockages to progress than agents of new life and change.

The Spark

50 years of the Boeing 747: How the 'queen of the skies' reigned over air travel
On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. And as The Conversation reports, From the beginning, everything about the plane once known as the "queen of the skies" was big.

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