RNS Updated Budget—Tuesday, February 18, 2020

NEWS STORY
RNS-Moore-Taskforce: Trump critic Russell Moore, ERLC to face scrutiny by Southern Baptists
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — The inquiry into the SBC's policy arm, headed by Moore, a vocal critic of President Trump since his first campaign for the White House, comes after complaints from members to the SBC's Executive Committee. By Bob Smietana. 650 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Vatican-Raid: Vatican police raid home, office of influential church official in investment inquiry
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The latest development in the church's financial scandal is apparently tied to interrogations of five officials who were suspended in October of last year. By Claire Giangravé. 850 words. (category: c, i)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Pres-House: Pres House provides spiritual home away from home for Madison students
MADISON, Wisc. (RNS) — Working as co-pastors, a married couple has revived the University of Madison's 100-year-old Presbyterian campus ministry, offering students the kind of community and meaningful conversations they don’t get in class or anywhere else. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 1,100 words. (categories: c, a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Preshouse-Model: How do you fund ministry amid mainline decline? Get creative, say campus ministry leaders
MADISON, Wis. (RNS) — When it came to the future of the historic Presbyterian campus ministry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, its co-pastors innovated by looking to the past — including old plans for student housing and new ways for the denomination to invest. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 780 words. (category: c, a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Jewish-Candidate: In a first, the Democratic Party may be inching toward a Jewish nominee for president
(RNS) — Even if Sen. Bernie Sanders fails to capture the Democratic nomination, the insurgent campaign of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is also Jewish, has now vaulted to second place. By Yonat Shimron. 950 words. (category: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Burton-Oped: Jordan Peterson’s perfectly Petersonian health scare
(RNS) — The 21st century’s most vocal proponent of manly self-reliance is reportedly suffering from chemical dependence. It's telling that Peterson family has carefully explained his illness in terms that agree with his self-help themes. By Tara Isabella Burton. 700 words. (category: k)

COMMENTARY
RNS- Fea-Oped: The problem with the 'reluctant Trump' vote
(RNS) — The reluctant evangelical Trump voter and the enthusiastic evangelical Trump voter are guided by a political playbook forged in the late 1970s and 1980s by the Christian right. By John Fea. 1,080 words. (category: k)