Thursday's News & Ideas - 11/30/2017

  • Welby slams Trump retweets
  • Redeemable sin & sex offenders
  • Gospel of de-gentrification
  • Europe's Muslim population growing
  • Jesus' tomb
  • Rescuing forgotten words

May, Welby slam Trump for 'Britain First' retweets
Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged Donald Trump to remove his three retweets of anti-Muslim posts by the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, pointing out that "God calls us as Christians to love our neighbor."
Christian Today: Family Research Council head says Archbishop of Canterbury 'doesn't understand Christian orthodoxy'

For evangelicals, sin is redeemable -- but can that allow sex offenders to dodge their actions?
Vox: Many of Roy Moore's evangelical supporters see alleged "sins of the past" as no longer relevant.
Vox: Roy Moore has regained the lead over Doug Jones, according to new polls

The gospel of de-gentrification
CityLab: A church in Minneapolis is making a scripture-centered fight against displacement the core of its neighborhood mission.

Europe's Muslim population growing -- but won't be a majority anytime soon
Religion News Service: Even if there were no more migration to Europe -- no immigrants, no refugees -- the percentage of Muslims in those countries still would rise during the next three decades, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

The site that may be Jesus' tomb
National Geographic: Archaeologists have discovered that Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre stands on the site of a Jewish cemetery dating to the time of Jesus.

The Spark

Twenty-six words we don't want to lose
Ever since he was kid, Paul Anthony Jones has been obsessed with language, and has made it his mission to rescue unused expressions from extinction. BBC Culture presents 26 of the 366 "forgotten words" from Jones' new book, "The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities."

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