Weekly Wrap 2.14.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 2.14.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. The Burden of Safety Doesn't Lie With the Abused

Denhollander and other advocates like her show modern-day Christians how we can mirror the empathy and advocacy of the Old Testament writers.

2. Pete Buttigieg’s Vow to Cut the Deficit Is Fiscally Irresponsible

There’s nothing “responsible” about encouraging the superstitious fear of deficits that’s done incalculable harm to our economy and planet.

3. A Black, Female Pastor in 'The Amen Corner' Takes Center Stage

Sixty-five years later, as debate still rages in many Christian communities over women’s calls to lead, the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., is staging a production of Baldwin’s largely overlooked play, the role of director held by the award-winning black actress, director, and writer Whitney White.

4. Help! We’re Trapped in Bill Barr’s Authoritarian Fantasy

Barr is on a tear, shredding the rule of law—but others also bear blame for this moment.

5. The Sins and the Sacrament in the Soil

Dirt knocks me out of my human arrogance to remind me of all that has come before me, and all that will outlive me.

6. Reasons of the Heart - Collegeville Institute

I remember the day of my son’s first surgery, the day that seeped into the night, when I could feel my own heart twisting in terror.

7. What Happened to Social Reform Evangelicals?

Over the course of the 19th and well into the 20th centuries, evangelicals were engaged in a broad spectrum of social reform efforts, many of them directed toward those on the margins of society.

8. Charles Murray Returns, Nodding to Caution but Still Courting Controversy

In “Human Diversity,” Murray criticizes what he sees as the central tenets of a stifling orthodoxy in the social sciences: Gender is a construct; race is a construct; and class is a function of privilege.

9. 'American Dirt' and the Problem with Good Intentions

A commitment to justice or equality cannot be purely voyeuristic or touristic.

10. How To Use Dating Apps Without Putting Your Privacy At Risk

A guide for getting dates and keeping your data.

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