Weekly Wrap 12.20.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 12.20.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Jim Wallis on CT Editorial: 'This Is a Crack in the Wall of White Evangelical Support'

Christianity Today , a magazine founded by the late evangelist Billy Graham, published an op-ed Thursday calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office and urging evangelicals not to support him.

2. An Analysis of Online Sermons in U.S. Churches

This Pew Research Center analysis harnesses computational techniques to identify, collect and analyze the sermons that U.S. churches livestream or share on their websites each week.

3. Meritocracy's Double Standards

The idea of meritocracy creates a way of viewing the world that divides humans into select categories of deserving and undeserving.

4. In California, a Christian Megachurch Is Trying to Bring a 2-Year-Old Girl Back to Life

Olive Alayne Heiligenthal died last Saturday.

5. Research Shows Gratitude Has a Drastically Positive Impact

In the case of gratitude, a growing body of research, including much from my own lab, has shown that it not only can improve your life, but also the lives of those around you.

6. Police Are Investigating Spanish Nuns After a Statue Owned by Their Convent Turned Up for Sale at TEFAF

A convent of nuns in Grenada, Spain are under investigation regarding the sale of a sculpture believed to have once belonged to the priory.

7. Trump Promotes an Evangelical View of Jewish History

Trump’s latest executive order is yet another chapter in the spiritual story created by evangelicals.

8. Cats Review – A Purr-fectly Dreadful Hairball of Woe

The queasy fears prompted by one of the most disturbing movie trailers ever seen are realized in full in Tom Hooper’s jaw-dropping feline folly.

9. Who Will Light Our Way into the New Year?

Who are the lamplighters of our time, the ones lighting the dark paths we are journeying? What do they have to teach us about keeping up hope?

10. The 25 Best Books Of The Decade

There were a lot of books published this decade. These are the ones we’ll never forget.

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