Wednesday's News & Ideas - 7/25/2018

  • Christian refugees down
  • Talking about money & worth
  • Evangelical dream court
  • Langston Hughes & religion
  • Faith/sleep connection
  • Man of letters

Christian refugees admitted to US down more than 50% under Trump
The (London) Guardian: Trump's harsh immigration policies extend even to a group of people he promised to protect. The number of Muslim refugees has fallen ever farther.

The courage to be counter-cultural
Insights: Religious leaders have the responsibility (and opportunity!) to invite people of faith into a soul-deep conversation about money and, perhaps more importantly, about worth, says Melissa Spas.

How a Catholic-majority SCOTUS fulfilled an evangelical dream
Religion Dispatches: The Supreme Court, without a single Protestant on its bench, is the greatest triumph of a theocratically-minded American evangelical Protestantism.

The salvation of Langston Hughes: a conversation with Wallace Best
Religion & Politics: The religious dimensions of Langston Hughes's work have too often been dismissed or ignored, says Wallace D. Best, author of "Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem."

Do religious people really sleep better?
Psychology Today: New research explores four hypotheses about the faith/sleep connection.

The Spark

Man of letters
At CityLab, Stephen Meyers explains what he learned about America and himself, working as a mail carrier.

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