Tuesday's News & Ideas - 6/26/2018

  • Evangelicals & PentecostalsĀ on immigrants
  • Trump uniting people of faith?
  • Iliff's social justice roots
  • Stephen King & religion
  • CoE informal ordination photos
  • Mass as time travel adventure

Evangelicals and Pentecostals must do more to help immigrants
Religion & Politics: Latino evangelical and Pentecostal churches must be more than promoters of "spiritual citizenship" or incubators of a moralistic capitalism that somehow solves everyone's problems, say Arlene Sanchez-Walsh and Lloyd Barba.

How Trump could make church cool again for millennials
The Daily Beast: Religion per se isn't the real problem when it comes to attracting millennials. Church leaders and the church's image are, says Keli Goff.
Vox: Trump-allied pastor tells worshippers 'America is a Christian nation'

As other theology schools struggle, Denver's Iliff uses social justice roots to stay resilient
The Denver Post: The school has a history of activist faculty who help mold social justice-oriented students.

Stephen King wrestles with the Divine
Christianity Today: The horror writer is no fan of organized religion, but his stories don't shy away from belief in things unseen.

Are Church of England's dabbing deacons and jumping bishops a leap too far?
The (London) Guardian: Informal ordination photos may be a sign of holy joy for some, but traditionalists are less than elated.

The Spark

How to time travel at Mass
Time is one of the reasons Jessica Mesman Griffith goes to church, to escape what feels like the endless forward march of chronos, she writes at U.S. Catholic. "When we can only go forward, we leave so much behind."

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