Students of Multiple Faiths Restore Bronx Synagogue Housed Inside Mosque
“Christian, Jewish and Muslim volunteers came together Sunday to refurbish the “Shul in the Mosque,” a synagogue that happens to be situated inside of a mosque in the Bronx.” Read the full article at CBS New York.
Mormon Works vs. Evangelical Grace? Not So Fast
“It’s good to understand the 2 Nephi quote in context, and it’s also important for evangelical writers to recognize that over the last two decades, Mormonism has been emphasizing grace more and more from the pulpit. As I’ve tracked this theological evolution, though, I have seen a key difference in how Mormons use the language of grace and how evangelicals use it.” Read more at Religious News Service.
The Christian Inferiority Complex
“Though unbelievably gracious to others, this new wave of Christianity often refuses to acknowledge anything positive, and their acute awareness of Christianity’s shortcomings creates a sense of introspective pessimism. They are their own harshest critics and have a hard time accepting the good with the bad — they feel inferior to a world that is quickly outpacing a religion struggling to break out of its old habits.” Read the full article at Sojourners.
Seminary Graduates Not Always Ministering From the Pulpit
“They [millennials] look at the institutional church and say, ‘I’m happy to change the world with the church’s help, but if the institutional church gets in my way or makes it harder, I’ll join [a nongovernmental organization] or nonprofit.’ There’s a fair amount of impatience with institutional bureaucracies.” Read the full article at the Washington Post.