Wednesday's News & Ideas - 10/24/2018

  • Evangelical women & Trump
  • Howard dean on Cone's final book
  • 7 favorites from Peterson
  • Church, holy & sinful?
  • Clergy tax perks lawsuit
  • Reconciling the past in Memphis

The evangelical women who reject Trump
BBC: Evangelical women helped Trump get elected. Now some of them are turning against him and his candidates -- and could sway the outcome in key elections in November.
Vox: Why Christian conservatives supported Trump -- and why they might regret it

A text that preaches: the late James Cone's final book arrives
Religion & Politics: James Cone's final work is a genealogy of how American theology came of age during the past five decades, says Howard Divinity Dean Yolanda Pierce.

7 thoughts on Christian living from Eugene Peterson
Religion News Service: Jana Reiss spent some time revisiting passages from Eugene Peterson's books that she's marked through the years as meaningful. Here are seven favorites.

Can the church be both holy and sinful?
America: Why in recent years have Catholics been so hesitant to speak clearly and candidly about the church as sinful?

Lawsuit challenges tax perks available to America's pastors
Deseret News: The current tax exemption for clergy housing could be numbered if a legal challenge from the Freedom from Religion Foundation succeeds.

The Spark

Naming the enslaved, reconciling the past in Memphis
Last April, a new historical maker was unveiled in Memphis, one very different than thousands of others that denote all things Confederate across the South. As The Southern Poverty Law Center reports, the installation was part of a broader reckoning that's taking place across the South.

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