Tuesday's News & Ideas - 7/10/2018

  • Supreme Court nomination
  • U.S. not a Christian nation
  • Ft. Worth abuse victims
  • How to recruit volunteers
  • S.C.'s serpent market
  • Your secret nationality

Brett Kavanaugh has GOP bona fides, but a surprising record
The Atlantic: Trump's Supreme Court pick faces a brutal nomination fight ahead.
Slate: How Christian conservatives are reacting to Trump's Supreme Court pick
Christianity Today: Brett Kavanaugh is a good Supreme Court pick and the reason many voted for Trump

No, Pastor Jeffress (and others), America is not a Christian nation. And here's why it matters
Baptist News Global: The message that "America is a Christian nation" is flat-out false factually, legally and practically, says Andrew Daugherty.

Women say ex-Fort Worth youth pastor abused them as teens. 37 years later, he finally resigns
Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram: The story of Travis Avenue Baptist Church unfolds against a backdrop of the Southern Baptist Convention's own recent reckoning with how it deals with abuse.

8 ways to recruit, engage, and keep volunteers
The Christian Century: Churches need volunteers. Those volunteers need something in return.

When they need snakes for church, preachers head to SC
The (Columbia, S.C.) State: South Carolina has, through the years, provided snakes that serpent-handling preachers use at Sunday services because unlike many states, it doesn't limit the sale of venomous snakes.

The Spark

What's your secret nationality?
When it comes to your personality, your nation of birth may not be your true home. Take the BBC's quiz to reveal the country that best matches who you are.

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