Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Are Christians supposed to be communists?

Living, loving and dying in church
New York Times: It's important to know that in Wilson County in Texas, site of the horrific shooting on Sunday, life revolves around the schools and the churches, writes the pastor of a church seven miles away. It's a place where schools don't plan anything on Wednesday nights because that is a church night.

Pastor: Our church had a deadly shooting, too. Here's how we have made it safe
Fox News: The sad reality is that every church should have a strategy to protect its members when they gather, writes the pastor of a Colorado Springs church where a gunman killed two people with an assault rifle 10 years ago.
KHOU: Houston area shooting range offers free training for clergy

Feeling crisis fatigue? Here are 3 do's and 3 don'ts
National Catholic Reporter: Demoralized religious leaders, take note: It is through attending to people's feelings and fear of personal helplessness that we will be led out of our legitimate crisis fatigue.

Meet the woke young people trying to make Christianity cool again
Vice: Meet six Christian leaders of tomorrow who are inspired by issues like LGBTQ rights, the environment, and racial inequality.

Are Christians supposed to be communists?
New York Times: When he translated the New Testament from Greek to English, Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart was struck by the fact that local churches in the Roman world of the apostolic age were essentially small communes, self-sustaining but also able to share resources with one another when need dictated. 

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