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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The last words of Rachel Held Evans

The last words of Rachel Held Evans*
The New York Times: She gave voice to a generation of wandering evangelicals wrestling with their faith. Two years after her sudden death at age 37, Rachel Held Evans has one more message.
250 years later, Methodists reflect on Francis Asbury’s mission, legacy
Religion News Service: ‘For many years he visited nearly every state once a year and traveled more extensively across the American landscape than probably any person of his day,’ said an Asbury biographer.
What the ‘spiritual but not religious’ have in common with radical Protestants of 500 years ago
The Conversation: While the Nones include agnostics and atheists, most people in this category retain a belief in God or some higher power. Many describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.”
The scandal of the persistent ‘color line’ in American Christianity
Baptist News Global: The “evils of denominationalism,” as Niebuhr put it, lie in the fact the divisions were not just honest theological disagreements between Christians of good will, but rather the acquiescence of Christians and churches to the prevailing prejudices of the broader culture.
They would walk 500 miles: Meet the COP26 pilgrims who got to Glasgow on foot
The Guardian: Accompanied by songs, stories and a stash of lentils, a group trekked from London, connecting with their faith, the countryside and the people they met along the way.

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