Wednesday's News & Ideas - 9/26/2018

  • Moving forward from abuse crisis
  • Mennonite realignment
  • Rise of liberation theology
  • No God on TV
  • Trump prophecy film
  • Faulkner the postman

Eight lessons to help us move forward from the sex abuse crisis.
America: John Carr's experiences have taught him several lessons that he believes will be helpful as the church moves forward.

In the Mennonite Church USA, congregations align along sexuality axis
Religion News Service: Realignments around LGBTQ inclusion cut both ways: Conservative as well as liberal congregations are breaking away and coming together in new ways.

The radical rise of liberation theology: an interview with Lilian Calles Barger
Religion & Politics: In her new book, Lilian Calles Barger traces the history of liberationist thought back to its ascendance in the 1960s and 70s, situating it atop the prior movements and thinkers who paved the way.

There is no God on TV, only The Good Place
Esquire: In a post-7th Heaven TV landscape, Christian-based TV is failing in favor of secular moral programming inspired by The Leftovers and Lost.

New 'Trump Prophecy' film highlights belief that election was God's plan
Religion News Service: New film is part of a small but influential "Trump prophecy" movement that proclaims the current administration is divinely ordained and condemns its critics as servants of Satan.

The Spark

William Faulkner was really bad at being a postman
In 1921, 24-year-old William Faulkner went to work at the post office at the University of Mississippi. By all accounts, Literary Hub reports, he was uniquely terrible at his job.

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