Monday's News & Ideas - 2/4/2019
- Bible-inspired diet & fitness
- Debate over Christian schools
- Zuckerberg, meet Luther
- Life and death of John Chau
- No confidence in speaking of faith
- Facebook & friendship
Why Bible-inspired diets and fitness plans are catching on
Vox: Ezekiel bread, the Daniel fast, and Holy Yoga all take their cues from Scripture.
Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in US
Associated Press: For their supporters, Christian schools are literally a blessing, while to critics, many venture too often into indoctrination, with teachings that can misrepresent science and history.
Religion News Service: Why freaking out about Christian schools proves evangelicals' irrational fears
Mr. Zuckerberg, meet Martin Luther
Sightings: Trevor Sutton says it might prove fruitful to introduce today's tech creators to the sixteenth-century monk and reformer from Wittenberg, Martin Luther.
The life and death of John Chau, the man who tried to convert his killers
The (London) Guardian: The 26-year-old American adventure blogger was killed by an isolated tribe last year. His father blames "extreme" Christianity.
Anglicans churchgoers have 'total lack of confidence' in speaking about faith
Christian Today: Most Anglican churchgoers have a "total lack of confidence" in speaking about faith "at all and with anyone," according to a report for the Church of England's General Synod.
Facebook: where friendships go to never quite die
On the 15th anniversary of Facebook, the Atlantic offers a look at how the site has changed social life by keeping weak connections on life support forever.