Thursday's News & Ideas - 5/2/2019

  • Poway shooter evangelical
  • White nationalism & Christians
  • New priests & abuse crisis
  • Savior Donald Trump
  • Gay son of God at BYU
  • African’s odyssey to arctic

The alleged synagogue shooter was a churchgoer who talked Christian theology, raising tough questions for evangelical pastors
The Washington Post: In his manifesto, the alleged shooter spewed not only invective against Jews and racial minorities but also cogent Christian theology he heard in the pews of his Presbyterian church.
Christianity Today: Who’s to blame when the shooter is one of our own?

Why white nationalism tempts white Christians
Religion News Service: Troublesome though it may be, Christians must contend with these twin facts: White nationalism is on the rise, and white Christians are susceptible to this ideology.

At Rome’s American seminary, scandals aren’t deterring future priests
Crux: A young priest said he is motivated by a drive to be part of the solution rather than the problem.

The sanctification of Donald Trump
Politico: ‘Only God could deliver such a savior to our nation,’ campaign manager Brad Parscale says, echoing recent comments from other top aides.

‘I am proud to be a gay son of God’: Student at Mormon college comes out in speech
The (London) Guardian: Matt Easton says being gay is ‘who the Lord has made me’ in commencement speech at Utah’s Brigham Young University.

The Spark

An African boy's remarkable odyssey to the Arctic
When Tété-Michel Kpomassie was 16 years old, he ran away from his village in Togo, determined to reach Greenland. BBC tells the story.

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