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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Slavery and the genealogy of The Presbyterian Outlook

How a nationalistic strain of Christianity is subtly shaping America's gun debate
HuffPost: It's hard for gun control activists to find common ground with folks who believe the Second Amendment is a God-given right.
Religion News Service: Clergy protest outside McConnell's office, demand action on gun violence 

The priceless advice Toni Morrison gave me
The New York Times: Author A.J. Verdelle writes that her conversations with the late Nobel laureate in literature were a kind of bliss -- undeniably, indisputably an education called grace.
The Washington Post: How Toni Morrison's words pierced me, as a black Christian female writer
The New Yorker: Toni Morrison, the teacher
The New Yorker: From 2016, Morrison on "making America white again" 

Slavery and the genealogy of The Presbyterian Outlook
The Presbyterian Outlook: We can see in the Outlook's history how people of good intentions can go so badly astray, how the self-interests of daily life can seduce us and how even reformers and progressives can provide ideological support for a deeply oppressive system.
The Presbyterian Outlook: The Outlook and Southern Presbyterians on race 

Just one-third of U.S. Catholics agree with their church that Eucharist is body, blood of Christ
Pew Research Center: Transubstantiation -- the idea that during Mass, the bread and wine used for Communion become the body and blood of Jesus Christ -- is central to the Catholic faith. But most self-described Catholics don't believe it.

Leading change in a company that's historically bad at it
Harvard Business Review: Organizational change was once a seasonal experience. But today, managing continual disruption is a skill required of most leaders.

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