Wednesday's News & Ideas - 1/11/2017

  • Pastor's biggest challenge: You
  • Indian Christians under attack
  • After Books & Culture?
  • New food pantry
  • Procession of the Black Nazarene
  • Ending a medical practice

The greatest challenge your pastor will face in 2017
Baptist News Global: The greatest challenge for your pastor in this new year could be you -- if you listen only for what you are afraid your pastor might say to offend you or your political ideology.

Christians in India increasingly under attack, study shows
The (London) Guardian: Country rises to 15 on list of places where those practicing faith most likely to be persecuted, with North Korea at No. 1.

The life and death of evangelicalism's little magazine
Comment: Where will the evangelical life of the mind find a home after Books & Culture?

A new type of food pantry is sprouting in yards across America
NPR: Think of those "little free library" boxes, but with a twist: Small pantries stocked with free food and personal care items like toothbrushes and diapers for people in need.

The procession of the Black Nazarene
The Atlantic: Hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees in Manila, Philippines, took part in a barefoot procession lasting 22 hours, carrying a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through the streets.

The Spark

Aspects of ending a lifelong dream
As the time approached to empty his office and end his long career as a cardiologist, Dr. Lawrence J. Hergott decided to take home each day one boxful of artifacts, he writes in JAMA. It wasn't until about the fifth day, when he placed his 35-year-old stethoscope in a box, that tears came.

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