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From The Pietist Schoolman

"Last year I had the chance to tell a lesser-known chapter of this tragic American story. As part of a digital history project on Bethel University‘s experience of the century of warfare spanning the start of World War I and the ongoing War on Terror, I discovered that then-Bethel Institute became home to at least five Japanese American internees less than two years after Pearl Harbor."

Read more: Chris Gehrz, The Pietist Schoolman
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From Gleanings

"His scholarship on the church fathers led to his surprising mid-life shift from liberal Protestantism to evangelicalism, as recounted in his 2014 memoir, A Change of Heart.

"'The heart of my story is that the first part of 40 years of my life, I was way, way out there on a path that I had to go on in order to come back like the prodigal son to the father,' Oden told Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a 2015 interview. 'But eventually I did and by my 40th year, I became deeply invested in listening carefully to the classical Christian consensus … of the ancient Christian writers and their interpretation of Scripture.'"

Read more: Kate Shellnutt, Gleanings, Christianity Today
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From The Washington Post

"John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, was an American hero: a trailblazer in science and a devoted public servant on Earth as well as in the heavens. He was also a man of deep faith, with a vantage point on God’s handiwork that few humans experience."

Read more: Julie Zauzmer, Acts of Faith, The Washington Post
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From The Columbus Dispatch

"His legend is other-worldly and now, in his 95th year, that’s where John Glenn has gone."

Read more: Joe Hallett, The Columbus Dispatch
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From CNN/ABC 7 Chicago

"If Kasich signs the bill, or if he does nothing within 10 days, the measure would become law early next year and Ohio would have one of the toughest restrictions on abortions in the country.

"Should the bill become law, a court battle likely would ensue. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio already has said it would press a legal challenge."

Read more: CNN/ABC 7 Chicago
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From The Washington Post

"In written manifestos and his interview with the FBI, Richardson said, Roof said 'I had to do it' because nobody was doing anything about 'black-on-white crime' and 'it’s not too late to take the country back from blacks.'"

Read more: Kevin Sullivan, Post Nation, The Washington Post
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From National Catholic Register

"I’m not saying I want a steady diet of animated stories about foolish children learning just how wise their parents are and embracing tradition. I am saying that a steady diet of stories about hidebound parents realizing just how enlightened their children are and dispensing with tradition is a problem. Ten years of this trope dominating animated family films is more than enough. Other types of stories are possible and even in a way necessary."

Read more: Steven D. Greydanus, National Catholic Register
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From The Washington Post

"Your quick dismissal of the entire 'mainstream media' feels deeply inaccurate to me as a Christian and a journalist -- at least the kind of Christianity I was raised on, where the newspaper informed how we understood the world. The act of doing journalism is a way to live out my faith, a way to search for and then reveal truth in the world around me."

Read more: Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Acts of Faith, The Washington Post
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"Yale is apparently taking a measured approach to challenges from people laboring under what Halloway calls the 'arrogance of your contemporary moment,' and is trying to slow down that locomotive of self-congratulatory outrage. He wants, if you can imagine such a thing in an institute of higher learning, for complainants to thoughtfully and dispassionately contextualize history, rather than just reflexively scratching whatever the current mob considers itchiest."

Read more: Simcha Fisher,
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From The Economist

"Although parents who disapprove of their children’s partners may be quick to warn that half of all marriages end in divorce, that statistic no longer holds true. According to the National Centre for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR), a think-tank, the divorce rate in America has fallen by 25% from 1980, reaching a 40-year low. In 2015 there were 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women, down from 22.6 in 1980. This dip is in part because of America’s ageing population. Older couples are far less likely to divorce than younger ones. Another factor is that far fewer Americans are getting married in the first place, partly because not being married carries less stigma than before, says Susan Brown of the NCFMR. But divorce is still common—more than 800,000 marriages were annulled in 2014—and it is often costly and protracted. A survey by Nolo, a legal publisher, suggests the average American couple spends $15,000 and 10.7 months untying the knot."

Read more: The Economist
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From The Washington Post

"This mistrial occurred more than a year after Slager, a white officer, was charged with murder and fired after graphic video emerged showing him shooting Scott, a black motorist, as the 50-year-old was running away after a traffic stop."

Read more: Mark Berman, Post Nation, The Washington Post
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From Brain Pickings

"Just as true generosity lies in mastering the osmosis of giving and receiving, true equality, Lewis argues, requires the parallel desires to be honored and to honor."

Read more: Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
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