Weekly Wrap 12.15.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

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By the Web Editors 12-15-2017

1. Now That the FCC Has Scrapped Net Neutrality, Get Ready for Legal Battles

There are at least three courses interested parties might take—

2. What Does It Mean to Be Prophetic Today?

VIDEO: Kenyatta Gilbert talks with Walter Brueggemann about the prophetic call in 2018.

3. NYC Now Requires Changing Tables in Both Men’s and Women’s Restrooms

One New York City council member introduced the rules after seeing a dad change his baby on a bathroom sink.

4. Homeland Security Wants Its Employees to Learn Mindfulness, But Is That the Best Way to Build Resilience?

If not, what does help?

5. Sick of 'It’s a Wonderful Life'? Try These Other Christmas Films

“…That’s one of the things we look for in a Christmas movie. No, not a leg lamp: a world still innocent enough for such things to cause a scandal. It’s refreshing. Reassuring. And, these days, as elusive as reindeer on one’s roof.”

6. 262 Journalists Imprisoned in 2017

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work reached a record high, with Turkey topping the list for the second consecutive year.

7. Is a Contemplative Life Still Possible?

“The contemplative life is fundamentally practical. It must be lived, and with our whole selves. But we do not arrive at contemplation by mastering some technique. We come by way of simplicity.”

8. The Everyone Guide to Anti-Materialistic Giving

Log off Amazon and learn the art of stuff-free giving.

9. ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is an Advent Movie

Raise your hand if you made it out to the midnight showing?

10. God, Come Near: A Prayer for Advent

“With the audacity to hope, embolden us.
Untether us from platitudes and
increase our ability to hold complexity;
give us the courage needed for expectation. …”

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