Weekly Wrap 1.17.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 1.17.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1.International Bonhoeffer Society Calls for ‘Ending Donald Trump’s Presidency’ in ‘Statement of Concern’
"As grateful recipients, and now custodians, of the theological, ethical, and political legacy of the German pastor-theologian and Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer, we believe all persons of faith and conscience should prayerfully consider whether our democracy can endure a second term under the presidency of Donald Trump. We believe it cannot.”

2. William Barr, Trump’s Sword and Shield
The Attorney General’s mission to maximize executive power and protect the Presidency.

3. Who Remains for the Families of the Slain?
We, as people of faith, cannot be like those in the time of Rizpah, watching silently as these mothers mourn and suffer alone.

4. The Internet Broke Democracy. To Fix It, Design for Human Rights.
Author Samuel Woolley argues that a slew of new technologies will further degrade political life unless we rein them in.

5. Competing Theologies on the Road to Santa Fe
My children’s understanding of their faith is a greater reflection of my own theological hang-ups than theirs or our church.

6. Blankets, Canned tuna, and Faith in God — How Fleeing Venezuelans Survive
The departure of the Venezuelan caminantes, or walkers, began slowly in 2017 with young men hoping to find jobs and send money home. Now entire families are among the 5,000 people fleeing through Colombia every day.

7. 'Until We Are All Free': Learning from Tubman, King, and Stevenson
All of them returned to the South’s frontline struggle for racial justice.

8. A New Solution for America's Empty Churches: A Change of Faith
Across the U.S., churches are being converted into new places of worship that can preserve historic architecture and strengthen burgeoning communities.

9. Christian Colleges Should Interact With World, Not Oppose It
Denny Burk, a professor at Boyce College, expressed an old strategy of Christian colleges to defend 'orthodoxy.'

10. NBCC Awards Finalists Announced
The National Book Critics Circle has announced 30 finalists in six categories - autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry - for the annual National Book Critic Circle Awards, which will be presented March 12 in New York.

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