Thursday's News & Ideas - 5/24/2018

  • Mohler on SBC 'humiliation'
  • Reclaiming Jesus
  • Ethics of AI
  • Praying with Alexa
  • Christian colleges' suppressed press
  • The floor is lava

Al Mohler: the humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention
Christianity Today: "Judgment has now come to the house of the Southern Baptist Convention," seminary president says.

Christian leaders call out the heresy of Trumpism
The Washington Post: A group of Christians will march to the White House for a candlelight vigil inspired by a declaration titled "Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis."
The (London) Guardian: 'Righteous fight': Warren and Booker call on religious voters to resist Trump

The (holy) ghost in the machine: Catholic thinkers tackle the ethics of artificial intelligence
Religion News Service: Catholic thinkers are focusing on the potential ethical and theological questions posed by the rise of AI, and Catholicism's proper role in answering them.

Church of England offers prayers read by Amazon's Alexa
BBC: The Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voice-activated virtual assistants to pray.

Suppressed press at Christian colleges
Inside Higher Ed: New student coalition is alleging religious institutions are regularly squashing student newspapers.

The Spark

"The Floor Is Lava" shows how US suburban architecture changed the way American kids play
"The Floor is Lava" is like hopscotch or foursquare; it's one of those game that a lot of people remember playing, but no one knows who came up with it. But as Quartz reports, there is now a theory about where it originated: the American living room.

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