Weekly Wrap 12.28.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 12-28-2018

1. Through Tragedy and Hope: A Sojourners Look Back at 2018's Top Stories

Take a look back on some of this year’s biggest news and join Sojourners editors and writers as we looked beyond the headlines to get to the soul of the stories.

2. Evangelicals of Color Fight Back Against the Religious Right

The New Yorker profiled Lisa Sharon Harper and mentioned Sojourners several times in this story about evangelicals calling for social justice.

3. Annual Impact Report 2019

This year, we worked to deepen our relationships across theological, political, and racial divides: watch the video that gives you a glimpse into that work.

4. The Sermon Trump Heard on Christmas Eve Featured a Cruel Emperor, Migrants Seeking Refuge and ‘The Hardest of Years’

Amid the government shutdown, Trump attended a church service in Washington, D.C., where he encountered a challenging message.

5.  Key Moments From the Year of the 'Exvangelicals'

Christopher Stroop writes about this emerging group of former evangelicals over at Religion Dispatches.

6. What the Fall of the Roman Republic Can Teach Us About America

“Mortal Republic,” by Edward J. Watts, examines parallels between ancient Rome and today’s United States.

7. Not a 'White' Christmas

“Globally, Christian faith is making a dramatic transition from being a predominantly Western to now a non-Western religion.”

8. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Passion for Puerto Rico

The island has shaped the “Hamilton” creator’s identity. Now he’s bringing the musical to San Juan, and things are getting complicated.

9. The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting

Raising children has become significantly more time-consuming and expensive, amid a sense that opportunity has grown more elusive.

10. Religion Publishers Have Great Expectations for 2019

Preview some of the religious titles Publishers Weekly is already talking about.

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