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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

White Christian America

The Atlantic: Two-thirds of those who voted for the president felt his election was the "last chance to stop America's decline." But his victory won't arrest the cultural and demographic trends they opposed.
The Washington Post: Trump brings up the war on Christmas -- in July

United Church embraces startups as it updates its social mission to engage millennials
The (Toronto) Globe & Mail: With prime real estate in cities across the country going increasingly unused, the United Church of Canada is testing out the idea of opening sacred space up for incubation.

When gospel sermons came on the phonograph
The Conversation: African-American "folk" preachers blended homespun sermon and song to offer life lessons on how to survive in a world of inequality and virulent racism.

Pathos, bathos, and euthanasia
Commonweal: Celebrating the "gift" of death?

The search for spiritual meaning in Harry Potter
The Economist: Finding the transcendent in tales for children.

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