Monday's News & Ideas - 5/21/2018

  • Bishop Curry's wedding sermon
  • God hates gun violence
  • SBC social-justice resolution
  • Francis names 14 cardinals
  • Christians & the Holy Land
  • Church & family singing

Michael Curry's royal wedding sermon will go down in history
The (London) Guardian: The American bishop did it black. And he shocked the congregation by refusing to tone down his passionate message on power and love.
Slate: Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding was a subtly radical piece of theology
Christian Today: The royal wedding: How it distorted the gospel for the whole world

God hates gun violence
Christianity Today: We American Christians have a biblical call to reduce firearm deaths in our land.
NPR: Santa Fe church community reflects on Texas shooting

Pastor seeks Southern Baptist resolution denouncing social justice
Baptist News Global: A Texas pastor is asking the Southern Baptist Convention to reject various forms of "social justice" philosophy, which he says are leading the denomination's churches, schools and institutions away from the Bible on issues like abortion, homosexuality and the distribution of wealth.

Francis names 14 cardinals, surpassing numbers appointed by Benedict and John Paul
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has named 14 new Catholic cardinals, again diversifying representation with selections from places as far-flung as Iraq, Pakistan and Japan.

Followers of Jesus fail to agree about his homeland
The Economist: Christians hold clashing views about the land they call holy.

The Spark

How can I keep them singing?
It was a big disappointment for Molly Jo Rose when her 8-year-old son, the one most like her in his willingness to burst out in song in public places, stopped singing at Mass, she writes at U.S. Catholic. "Why aren't you singing at church?" she asked. "Don't know. Just don't want to."

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