Tuesday's News & Ideas - 1/9/2017

  • Evangelical/Mideast Christian rift
  • More trusted than pastors
  • Nones & liberal politics?
  • Religious architecture awards
  • The Queen & Billy Graham
  • Unusual military museums

Is Trump widening a rift between the evangelicals and Mideast Christians?
Religion News Service: “Christians in the Middle East, the vast majority of them, believe American evangelicals have crocodile tears,” said Wadie Abu Nassar, a Catholic political analyst based in Haifa, Israel.

The 8 people Americans trust more than their local pastor
Christianity Today: Despite hitting another record low in Gallup assessment, clergy are still seen as more honest and ethical than 13 other professions.

Will religiously unaffiliated Americans increase support for liberal policies, in 2018 and beyond?
The Conversation: Nearly one of every four people in the US is unaffiliated, which has prompted speculation that this would increase support for liberal policies. A scholar provides some lessons from history.

Religious architecture awards go to designs that transform
Religion News Service: For religious architecture this year, some of the most creative designs took the old and made it new — and sacred.

Fact checking ‘The Crown’: Queen Elizabeth’s faith and her close relationship with preacher Billy Graham
The Washington Post: Did “The Crown” take some liberties in depicting the queen’s faith and her relationship with the evangelist?

The Spark

The world’s unusual military museums
British photographer Jason Larkin has taken pictures inside military museums around the world including Egypt, Vietnam, Cuba and the UK. He reveals how different countries remember their violent pasts.

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