Wednesday's News & Ideas - 2/14/21018
- Lent begins
- Canterbury's 2018 Lenten book
- Disabilities & belonging
- Impact of deportations on churches
- Ex-700 Club producer making amends
- Life lessons from dying kids
What will you give up for Lent?
The New York Times: How do you give up all distractions and listen to that inner voice that tells you what you need to be doing but you can't quite face yet? The idea fills Rick Hamlin with a weird combination of joy and dread.
The Conversation: Why do Christians wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
A Catholic priest pens the Anglican Archbishop's prayer book
Crux: For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, it's no surprise that the spiritual head of the Church of England selected a Roman Catholic priest's manuscript for his 2018 Lenten prayer book.
Ten simple ways to create a sense of belonging for children and adults with disabilities
Deseret News: Young people with disabilities and their families want more than to be integrated or included. "They want to experience belonging," says Erik Carter.
Some Christian leaders say deportations would jeopardize their churches
NPR: The increased dependence on immigrants to fill U.S. church pews means that Christian leaders have a big stake in the current debate over immigration policy.
This former 700 Club producer wants to "make amends to a whole generation of Christians"
Religion & Politics: Terry Heaton feels responsible for helping create the conservative news bubble that reshaped the American religious right and ushered President Donald Trump into office.
What terminally ill children taught this doctor about how to live
Dr. Alastair McAlpine, a pediatric palliative care physician, asked some of his young patients what gave them joy and meaning. As he writes in The (London) Guardian, their answers were surprising and positive.