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The New York Times demonstrated more strange new respect for Christianity in a prominent story by contributing opinion writer Molly Worthen, including a graphic that took up the entire front of the Sunday Review: “What Would Jesus Do About Inequality?”
Push birth control, hate the Koch brothers, and read journalist Jane Mayer, evidently. Worthen walked into a meeting at a local church in North Carolina.
Faith - Living - Lessons - Community - Sunday
They had come to talk about how they integrate religious faith with what they do for a living -- how the lessons and community of Sunday worship can become “a church for Monday,” in the phrase of the conference organizer, Made to Flourish, a Christian ministry based in Overland Park, Kan., which works with churches in all 50 states....
It's quickly obvious which direction the story is going.
Today - Evangelicalism - Action - Faith - Work
In today’s evangelicalism, this is where the theological action is: the faith and work movement, the intersection of Christianity with the demands of the workplace and the broader economy -- in a society that is one of the world’s wealthiest, yet persistently inhumane. In politics, responses to the American economy’s moral crisis usually split along the lines of the culture war. President Trump, still the darling of white evangelical voters, has hardly wavered from the Christian right’s tradition of faith in a lightly regulated market and weak social safety nets.
The evangelical faith and work movement used to be merely another trumpet for this peculiarly American political gospel. But in recent years the movement has become...
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