Monday's News & Ideas - 10/16/2017
- Willow Creek's co-ed pastors
- 'Evil,' a conservative buzzword
- Vegas & 'thoughts and prayers'
- Protests & Jehovah's Witnesses
- Trump @ Values Voter Summit
- Ancient Greeks on leadership
Willow Creek chooses co-ed pastors to succeed Bill Hybels
Christianity Today: Megachurch becomes biggest in America to appoint a female lead pastor.
How 'evil' became a conservative buzzword
The Atlantic: The left and right rely on different moral languages in the wake of tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting.
Las Vegas and the fatalism of "thoughts and prayers" Christianity
America: What might be termed "thoughts and prayers" Christianity appears to have abandoned the notion that political action has the ability to improve the lives of the governed.
Americans can "take a knee" during the national anthem thanks to the Jehovah's Witnesses
Quartz: Being able to protest is a long-established right, one that was established in the most American of circumstances: by a religious group, before the Supreme Court.
Trump celebrates 'shared and timeless values' with Christian evangelicals
The (London) Guardian: The first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, Trump said he shared their agenda - despite his history of divorce, harassment and reality TV.
Ancient Greek wisdom for today's leadership crisis
The ancient Greeks knew what made a good leader. But as Emily Anhalt writes at The Conversation, why does it seem we have forgotten their lessons?