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.
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.