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Need to know: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Legacy Lives On

‘Who will be our Rachel now?’ Progressives reflect on movement without Held Evans

Prominent progressive Christian thinkers like Bass who admire Evans’ work are mulling the answer as they consider Evans’ legacy and what’s next for their movement without one of its most prominent and beloved leaders. More from Religion News Service


Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

A South Texas church unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. More from Religion News Service


Why the ‘Game of Thrones’ ending was more Henri Nouwen than George R.R. Ma …

In the end, the one who ascends the throne of Westeros is neither the mightiest nor the most victorious. Instead he is a broken boy — a merciful, wounded healer who comes to reign with the help of a wise fool and the unquantifiable, mysterious power of the spiritual realm, writes Cathleen Falsani. More from Religion News Service


Pro-life laws are needed — but they are not enough

No matter where you stand on the spectrum, we all agree that our country has a problem, a problem where children are unwanted and simply don’t have the provisions necessary to live a long, healthy and happy life. This should be unacceptable in a civilized society, writes Micah Fries. More from Religion News Service


Hip-hop’s mourning for Nipsey Hussle shows beauty can be found in brokenness

Whenever the hip-hop community loses an artist, it loses a member of the family. The mourning binds people together as they reflect on the life and legacy of an artist taken too soon and reveals the foundation of hip-hop culture: beauty from brokenness, writes Chris Karnadi. More from Religion News Service

Caring for Survivors

10 women who are changing the Southern Baptist response to abuse

Meet the survivors and advocates whose voices spurred “holy rumblings” in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. More from Christianity Today

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