Wednesday's News & Ideas - 11/28/2018

  • Missions: love or colonization?
  • Sanctuary & Christian divide
  • Museum's 'Slave Bible'
  • Swiss 'Woman's Bible'
  • Peterson & Biblical literacy
  • Little family photo studio

Missions: Is it love or colonization?
Religion News Service: For John Chau, a young Christian man who "had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people," where was the line between love and colonization?
Religion News Service: John Chau and the dangers of missionary work
BBC: John Allen Chau: Do missionaries help or harm?

The North Carolina sanctuary church resident's arrest highlights a growing divide among American Christians
Pacific Standard: While many Christians are struggling to offer immigrants sanctuary, others are in favor of the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Museum highlights 'Slave Bible' that focuses on servitude, leaves out freedom
Religion News Service: The Slave Bible exhibit at the Museum of the Bible features a version of the holy book specifically printed for converting slaves to Christianity.

Swiss "Woman's Bible" offers feminist theology for #metoo moment
The Local: Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft "A Women's Bible."

Eugene Peterson and the imperative of Biblical literacy
Religion & Politics: For Nyasha Junior, revisiting The Message has prompted a renewed conviction regarding the importance of fostering biblical literacy.

The Spark

A little family photo studio
Tennessee-born Joseph Shipp turned up at The Bitter Southerner two years ago with an incredible archive -- thousands of photos, shot across many decades, in a single Southern community. This is the story of how those photographs became a book -- and what they might teach us about the South.

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