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Need to know: 10/13/2016

Bonhoeffer’s biographer

Popular Christian author Eric Metaxas stands by Donald Trump

The evangelical media personality had been under pressure over Trump’s ugly comments on women. On Wednesday he warned ‘God will not hold us guiltless’ if Hillary Clinton is elected. More from Religion News Service

Donald’s wingman

Mike Pence defends Trump at Liberty University amid evangelical debate

A wave of repudiation from evangelical Christians followed the release of a recording of Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women. But his running mate is standing firm. More from Religion News Service

Not all in

Liberty University students protest association with Trump

“We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell’s endorsement and are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history,” their statement said. More from

3, 2, 1 …

How long can evangelical women stay behind Donald Trump?

Trump’s salacious comments about women are proving too much for a growing number of conservative Christians. More from POLITICO Magazine

That which is spoken in darkness …

Trump campaign pounces on Podesta hack’s comments on Catholics

Hoping to improve its standing with Catholic voters, the Trump campaign demanded an apology from the Clinton campaign for a string of leaked emails that critics say show an anti-Catholic bias from some of Hillary Clinton’s top aides. More from America Magazine

Bonus tracks

Deep dive

The professor wore a hijab in solidarity — then lost her job

When Larycia Hawkins, the first black woman to receive tenure at Wheaton College, made a symbolic gesture of support for Muslims, the evangelical college became divided over what intellectual freedom on its campus really meant. More from

Not moving on

InterVarsity authors and alumni protest policy terminating employees who support gay marriage

The national evangelical campus ministry faces public protest from more than 1,000 alumni and 27 prominent authors as backlash against its decision rises. More from Religion News Service

Like, when you get the laundry folded

Netherlands may extend assisted dying to those who feel ‘life is complete’

The Dutch government intends to draft a law that would legalize assisted suicide for people who feel they have “completed life” but are not necessarily terminally ill. More from

Wonder why no one ever asked that before

A new comic-book series asks: Where do we go when we die?

An elderly woman dies and then comes back as a futuristic warrior in Mark Millar and Greg Capullo's new series “Reborn.” More from

Slick move

Let us pray: Give us this day our daily gusher

Where would Jesus drill? Apparently in Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin has declared “Oilfield Prayer Day.” Not surprisingly, the proclamation has sparked some controversy. More from Religion News Service