Monday, January 23, 2017

Americans at work: a church for the unemployed

Pope Francis to 'wait and see' before forming opinion on Trump
The (London) Guardian: Pontiff says he will observe how new US president acts but offers warning to Europeans against populism.

America's gospel of success leaves no room for failure
Religion News Service: In elevating success as the highest good, our cultural religion offers no healthy coping strategies for tragedy. There is no room at the inn for failure. Loss is an unacceptable and unforgivable heresy.

At the women's march, the religious left resists Trump
Religion News Service: Politics drew hundreds of thousands to the Women's March on Washington Saturday. But many said they were also compelled by their faith.
Religion News Service: Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day

Americans at work: a church for the unemployed
The Atlantic: For more than 25 years, the NorthWest Bible Church in Spring, Texas, has been hosting a Between Jobs Ministry, where people learn interviewing and résumé skills, find encouragement and a lot of faith.

Brrr! Time for the outdoor church?
The Boston Globe: It's 18 degrees outside, the sun has barely risen, and the subsidiary roads are swollen with ice. Time to attend the Church of the Woods, of course!

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