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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Who is an evangelical? An interview with Thomas Kidd

The age of nones may favor churches that welcome doubters
Religion News Service: In 1990, just 1 in 20 adult Americans were not connected to a religious faith. Today, it's closer to 1 in 4. The ripples of such a shift are still being sorted out by observers of American religion.

Trump's faithful: 2020 tests his ties to white evangelicals
Associated Press: For all the focus it commands, uncertainty continues to surround Trump's bond with a religious constituency that has long leaned GOP.

The coming Supreme Court showdown over birth control
Vox: Justice Scalia's death delayed a reckoning. Now the fight over contraception is back.

Who is an evangelical? An interview with Thomas Kidd
Religion & Politics: Though associated with a particular brand of Christianity, evangelical is perhaps more popularly paired with conservative policy views, Republican registration, and an overwhelming whiteness.

Catholic Church moves funds around to shield $2 billion in assets from abuse victim settlements
National Review: As more victims of sexual abuse by priests sued various dioceses around the country, churches began transferring and reclassifying assets, and filing for bankruptcy.

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