Associated Press: Brownback's fellow Republicans called the job a good fit for him, and some conservative religious groups had pushed for the appointment.
Kansas City Star: Kansas lawmakers say 'good riddance' as Brownback prepares to take Trump post
Associated Press: Hungry for political momentum, Trump transgender ban energizes Christian conservatives.
Religion Dispatches: Paradoxically, the harder you push for a shared Christian identity over and against partisan identities, the more you reinforce the partisan divisions.
United Methodist News Service: TED Talks have found their way into United Methodist life. The talks influence preachers and are shown in a variety of church settings to spark discussion.
New Food Economy: Amish farmers are collaborating with their non-Amish neighbors to stay competitive in a food marketplace increasingly defined by technological advancement and centralization.