What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


FAITH

Christianity’s Future Lies in Africa

The explosive growth of the church across Africa represents a trend that far too few Christians in the West fully understand and that will likely reshape and over time transform the face of Christianity globally. Read Full Article

From Sojo


FAITH

7 Prominent Christian Thinkers Who Wrestled With Doubt

In his book, In Two Minds: The Dilemma of Doubt & How to Resolve It, theologian Os Guinness wrote, “If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. If doubt is eventually justified, we were believing what clearly was not worth believing. But if doubt is answered, our faith has grown stronger. It knows God more certainly and it can enjoy God more deeply.” Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


POLITICS

Is There Really a ‘Rise’ of the Religious Left?

The ascendancy of presidential hopefuls like Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren has fueled speculation about a rise of a “religious left” to counter the famous religious right. Buttigieg, Booker, Warren and other contenders from the Democratic Party talk about their Christian faith with the ease and openly discuss the ways their policies are influenced by their religion. The fact that these contenders have found an audience has led many to wonder if the religious left’s time has finally come. “Buttigieg is a symbol for a rising Christian left,” wrote Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons in a CNN op-ed. “Buttigieg is telling Democrats that they should concede nothing to Republicans on the topics of faith and values.” Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


FAITH

Holy Week in Three Minutes

Why do Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday, wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday, or kiss the cross on Good Friday? In a BRAND NEW version of our classic video (with a bonus extra minute — because there’s a lot going on this week!), Busted Halo explains the significance of the final week we spend preparing for Easter. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


JUSTICE

Researcher Tackles Homelessness Among LGBTQ2 Youth

Alex Abramovich has been making waves in Canada for 10 years as one of the only researchers tackling the issue of homelessness among LGBTQ2 youth. An estimated 40 percent of young people who sleep on the street every night iden­tify as LGBTQ2. Thanks to Abramovich’s tireless work, much­-needed change is starting to happen. He spoke with Amy van den Berg. Read Full Article

From Broadview

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Categories: faith, Featured, justice, life, Politics

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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