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You Don’t Have to Live in Public — Discover

Austin Kleon on the need to gain a sense of ownership over our online lives: “Back [in 2013], the worst I felt social media did was waste your time. Now, the worst social media does is cripple democracy and ruin your soul.” via You Don’t Have to Live in Public — Discover Advertisements

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Grammar Purity is One Big Ponzi Scheme — Discover

“These ‘rules’ have shown impressive staying power. From cocktail parties to kitchen tables, these seemingly fascinating bits of grammar trivia have been repeated over and over, in some cases for centuries. Too bad they’re not true.” via Grammar Purity is One Big Ponzi Scheme — Discover

Sexual Purity, #ChurchToo, and the Crisis of Male Evangelical Leadership — Religion & Politics

The abuse of male authority within evangelicalism comes in many forms, and these days revelations of indiscretions are coming fast and furious. The largest of the national and ecclesiastical scandals have made plain that many—too many—leaders of conservative evangelicalism have a problem with power. 1,641 more words via Sexual Purity, #ChurchToo, and the Crisis of Male […]

Evangelicals and Pentecostals Must Do More to Help Immigrants — Religion & Politics

This month, as news spread that the Trump administration was separating immigrant and asylum-seeking children from their parents at the Mexican border, there was a widespread outcry from religious groups. 1,607 more words via Evangelicals and Pentecostals Must Do More to Help Immigrants — Religion & Politics

The Christian Nationalism of Donald Trump — Religion & Politics

God and country are persistent themes in President Trump’s rhetoric. In his inaugural address, he predicted Americans “will be protected by God.” He told a crowd… 1,889 more words via The Christian Nationalism of Donald Trump — Religion & Politics

The Social Gospel Roots of the American Religious Left — Religion & Politics

Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospelby Gary DorrienYale University Press, 2018 The revitalization of religious left activism has been in the news a lot lately. 2,039 more words via The Social Gospel Roots of the American Religious Left — Religion & Politics

Writing and the Arts — Wangiwriter’s Blog

At the June meeting of the Lake Macquarie Fellowship of Australian Writers, our guest presenter was Jan Dean, who is well known in the Hunter region. Jan is an award winning poet, and a former art teacher who loves to combine these major passions. She is a member of Poetry in the Pub, and […] via […]

A Kind of Homelessness: Evangelicals of Color in the Trump Era — Religion & Politics

Before the 2016 election, Nikki Toyama-Szeto had thought of the term “evangelical” as neutral. “It was about theology,” she told me recently. She had a long history working with evangelical organizations like International Justice Mission and Intervarsity, and as the executive director of Evangelicals for Social Action, she was a well-known speaker and activist in… via […]

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