Wednesday's News & Ideas - 7/18/2018

  • Bonhoeffer scholar Q&A
  • Trump & Christian Nationalism
  • Impact of clergywomen
  • Trump tweets & anti-Muslim hate
  • Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
  • Find your passion?

Theology in uncertain times
Bearings: An interview with Bonhoeffer scholar Victoria J. Barnett

The Christian Nationalism of Donald Trump
Religion & Politics: Christian Nationalism has taken many forms over the years and certain versions of it are older than the United States itself.

It's good for girls to have clergywomen, study shows
Religion News Service: Having women clergy makes a significant impact on the lives of girls.

Researchers find link between Trump tweets and spike in anti-Muslim hate
Religion News Service: It may be a law of nature. President Trump tweets something about Islam, anti-Muslim hate crimes follow.

Jehovah's Witnesses are banned in Russia. That doesn't stop them from worshipping.
Vox: In Putin's Russia, Jehovah's Witnesses are labeled "extremists" and accused of being American spies. Still, they keep their faith alive.

The Spark

'Find your passion' is awful advice
It's a common refrain in American society: "Follow your passion." But as The Atlantic reports, that advice is steering people wrong.

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