Monday, November 20, 2017

Can scripture "speak for itself"?

How to escape from Roy Moore's evangelicalismThe New York Times: If you don't think right-wing politics should dominate Christian life, where can you find the right congregation?
The Atlantic: Christian support for Roy Moore 'looks like hypocrisy to the outside world'

Can scripture "speak for itself"? A look inside the Museum of the Bible
Religion & Politics: The Green family has increasingly tried to present the museum as a neutral enterprise, one that will not privilege their own point of view, even as evidence to the contrary has overshadowed those claims.
The Washington Post: The Ark vs. the Covenant: The dramatic contrast between the Creation Museum and the Museum of the Bible

Advent has been taken over by consumerism, clergy warn, as sales of luxury calendars soar
The (London) Telegraph: Where once opening an advent calendar window each day in December to find a festive image was enough to inspire Christmas spirit, versions with a gift behind each door are the new must have.

In secular France, a female rabbi dares to bring religion into public life
The Washington Post: In violation of France's long-standing separation of religion and public life, rabbi insists that religion should play a role in this Western society, which is struggling with religious fundamentalism, both foreign and homegrown.

Feeling guilty about drinking? Well, ask the saints
The Conversation: For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.

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