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Friday, October 14, 2022

Pandemic pastors and what remains

Pandemic pastors and what remains
Mockingbird: After a few years of devastating blows or tiny, constant cuts, what remains at the bottom of your well?
Supreme deceit: How Sam Alito snuck medieval state Christianity into the Dobbs opinion
Salon: Alito's opinion overturning Roe is literally built on fake history — and a sneak attack on the First Amendment, writes David Boyle.
Immigration advocate surveys asylum-seekers to measure anxiety and depression
Baptist News Global: The overall indications are that 22% of asylum seekers are experiencing severe to extreme levels of depression.
Baptist News Global: New Baylor study finds pastors not as well trained in trauma care as they need to be

Gen Z and Millennials are seeking authentic church community, not leaving it
Church Leaders: There is still a desire and hunger for religious thought and exploration, but religious figures must exude authenticity for young people to give any credence to their teachings.
Crux: Youth want community, safe spaces in church, council members tell pope
An unfettered life*
Christian Century: Like many bicultural kids, I grew up wishing for a world spacious enough to accommodate all of me: the American me, the Indian me, the conflicted me. Nowadays, I wonder if God wants coherence, too, writes Debi Thomas.

Church leaders double down on resolve, calls for peace after Russian attacks
Crux: After the spate of Russian bombings in various cities across Ukraine Monday, church leaders in the country have called for peace and international support, but said the people are more determined than ever.
Tennessee faith leaders voice support for proposed Constitutional Amendment 3
Memphis Flyer: “We’re not just going to make history on November 8th. We’re going to change lives.”
Concerns grow over the increasing ties between Christianity and right-wing nationalism
PBS: On the ballot this November are several high-profile Republican candidates who are embracing Christian nationalist ideals.
A $100 million ad campaign wants to fix Jesus’ image. His followers remain a problem.
Religion News Service: A major ad campaign for Jesus will expand in the months leading up to the Super Bowl. The He Gets Us campaign hopes to rescue the message of Jesus from the misdeeds of Christians.
Supreme Court rejects appeal from Dylann Roof, who killed 9 members of a Black church
NPR: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Dylann Roof, who challenged his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.

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