Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The gospel for gun-loving Christians

Meet the Chicago pastor helping Puerto Rico: 'The church will rise up'
Time: When Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús asked his congregation on a recent Sunday if they had any family members in Puerto Rico, nearly 90 percent of the hands went up. So it's no surprise that the Chicago pastor is helping lead private aid efforts on the island.

The gospel for gun-loving Christians
Religion News Service: A worship pastor recalls the time a lead pastor in his church showed off an assault weapon, prompting him to ask: How exactly can someone do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly while carrying a deadly assault rifle?

Work and the loneliness epidemic
Harvard Business Review: Former U.S. Surgeon Gen. Vivek H. Murthy writes that during his years caring for patients, the most common pathology he saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.

Anglicans sanction Scottish Episcopal Church over same-sex marriage
BBC: The Scottish Episcopal Church is to be excluded from ecumenical and leadership roles in the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury said. The decision follows the SEC's vote to begin marrying same-sex couples.

Many countries favor specific religions, officially or unofficially
Pew Research Center: Islam is the most common government-endorsed faith; 27 countries designate it as their state religion. Just 13 designate Christianity, but Christian churches receive preferential treatment in an additional 28 countries.

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