Weekly Wrap 7.10.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 7.10.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Angie Hong: Parenting in the Midst of Protests and a Pandemic Is a Difficult Opportunity

'Even though I have been a worship leader and a liturgist for congregations with a wide range of production values, I love the simplicity and depth of this worshipping moment together.'

2. Abuse Happens Because We Let It

Menlo Church pastor John Ortberg Jr. knew his son was attracted to children and failed to restrict his access.

3. The Unofficial Racism Consultants to the White Evangelical World

Behind every white pastor’s statement about racial reconciliation is a Black colleague’s late-night tracked changes.

4. When Christian Schools Decry Racism While Ignoring It Internally

Parents and students across the country are challenging public and private schools to do something and not just say something.

5. What We Learned in 100 Days of Life Interrupted

Four first-generation college students in Newark, N.J., tell the story of the pandemic, their uprooted plans — and what they found out.

6. Michaela the Destroyer

How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the year’s most sublimely unsettling show.

7. Islam's Anti-Racist Message from the 7th Century Still Resonates Today

The Quran recognizes ‘no superiority of a white person over a black person.’

8. The Price of White Evangelical Patriarchy

Kristin Kobes Du Mez discusses her new book Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

9. Americans Are Living in an Alternate History

As the pandemic has raged on, popular culture has found new ways to ask an old question: What could have been instead?

10. Black Female Voters Say They Want What They’re Owed: Power

Headed into November, several black women voters, organizers and activists say this could be the year they are finally valued — not just for their output, but for their input.

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