RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, December 3, 2019

NEWS STORY
RNS-UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT: Divine collision' shaped the life of Jim Gash, Pepperdine's new president
MALIBU, Calif. (RNS) - Jim Gash, who was recently named president of Pepperdine University, says a friendship he made with a young Ugandan man falsely accused of murder changed the course of his life.
By Bobby Ross. 1,300 words. (category: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Reese-Oped: Will the world end with a bang, a whimper — or Christ?
(RNS) — The Scriptures support both the optimistic view that we still have a chance to make the world welcoming for Christ and the pessimistic view that Christ will come to end a world we've made a mess of. By Thomas Reese. 1,100 words. (category: k)