Tuesday's News & Ideas - 10/9/2018

  • Nuns on the Bus tour
  • College presidents & leadership
  • Church & lowering blood pressure
  • Falwell urges Trump support
  • Christian nationalism movie
  • No more good things

'Nuns on the Bus' launch new nationwide tour ahead of midterms
Religion News Service: A progressive Catholic group is kicking off a new nun-led bus tour ahead of the midterm elections that organizers say is designed to "hold congressional Republicans accountable for their votes" on taxes and health care.

A former president reflects on leadership
Inside Higher Ed: Susan E. Henking ponders how, in today's challenging environment, college presidents should fight to sustain the best of what higher education has been and can be.

How church communities can help lower African-Americans' blood pressure
CNN: A new study examines faith-based approaches in the treatment of hypertension in the black community.

Christian leader Jerry Falwell urges Trump support: 'He's a moral person'
The (London) Guardian: The evangelical Liberty University president, who helped give Trump the Christian vote in 2016, aims to influence voters again.

Christian nationalism, explained through one pro-Trump propaganda film
Vox: The Trump Prophecy is not a good movie. In fact, it's a terrible movie. But it's necessary watching as a window into the world of Christian nationalism in America.

The Spark

There are no more good things
It seems like everything is bad now, Brian Agler writes at The New Yorker. Every day, it's the same story -- there used to be a good thing, but that thing is now a bad thing.

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