- - Thursday, August 20, 2015

(1) When America Put Pastors in Prison: The Baptist Battle for Religious Liberty (Thomas Kidd, DesiringGod.org)

(2) AMAZON: Friend of the Christian Family? (Stephen Schmalhofer, First Things)

***The author describes countless “friend of the family” features of Amazon. What do you think?

(3) Catholic groups hope the Supreme Court will hear their contraception mandate cases (Michael O’Loughlin, Crux)

“When it comes to the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate, might the New York-based Priests for Life become the nonprofit equivalent of Hobby Lobby?” 

“The group announced Monday that the Supreme Court will meet Sept. 28 to decide whether or not to take up its appeal of a lower court’s decision that ruled the administration’s opt-out procedure does not infringe on its religious liberty.”

(4) Mennonites seek divestment from Israel (Ryan Beiler, Mennonite World Review)
***Mennonite delegates urge “withdrawing investments from corporations known to be profiting from the occupation and/or destruction of life and property in Israel-Palestine.”

(5) Amnesty vs. Jesus (Alan Wisdom, Theology Matters)

***A solid piece of critique of Amnesty’s vision to decriminalize “sex work.”


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