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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Religious freedom in America: popular and polarizing


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The last of the Zoroastrians


COVID-19 death of 'well-loved' Texas pastor shows coronavirus spread to rural areas
Religion News Service: A small United Methodist church in Texas is "absolutely heartbroken" after losing its pastor to COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads to rural areas of the country previously spared by the virus, according to its district superintendent.

What's going wrong in your church building while you're gone?
Baptist News Global: Closing down church buildings could create serious repercussions not just for the people who miss gathering there but also for the facilities themselves.

The loneliness of social isolation can affect your brain and raise dementia risk in older adults
The Conversation: Pain reminds us all that we need to take care of ourselves.

How changing one word in church could radically transform America
CNN: White Christians have concerned ourselves with race; the overwhelming focus has been on what most describe as "racial reconciliation." None of this focus has brought collective transformation.

The last of the Zoroastrians
The Guardian: A funeral, a family, and a journey into a disappearing religion.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Texas Man Dreams of Tallest Cross




Has online worship acclimated us to our screens, or can we get physical again?

Hannah King
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Survey of a thousand local believers finds majority desire a one-state solution, while few complain about religious freedom.

Jayson Casper


Wire story


After five years of planning, the Bible-wielding preacher will replace a white supremacist North Carolina governor in the national collection.

Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
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Analysis


Recent Chinese regulations on foreign interference extend into the diaspora and raise questions for longstanding ministries.

D. Cheng
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Six have claimed US title in last 30 years.

Daniel Silliman
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John MacArthur takes a stand against regulations, while Greg Laurie finds creative ways to comply.

Kate Shellnutt and Nicole Shanks
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Departing congregations want stricter enforcement of official positions.

Daniel Silliman
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