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Read In Case Of Emergency
A weekly newsletter on ethics, policy & society
  • Coming to Jesus – Harold Braswell, Tablet Magazine – A Jewish man, raised by his grandparents after his father and mother were too abusive and neglectful to do so themselves, found himself struggling with deep sorrows and a feeling of betrayal after both his mother and his grandmother died. He did not expect much relating to his personal life while working on his dissertation, studying nuns working in a hospice.
  • No Friend of Tax Collectors – Michael Wear, Christianity Today – The tax-exempt status of churches is up for debate more and more these days. Michael Wear argues that’s a bad thing, and that churches should continue to be tax-exempt for the sake of the public good.

  • "Seek My Face" – Wesley Hill, Writings in the Dust – Do you sometimes feel as though you ought to be seeking God or longing for Him, when mostly you feel absorbed in your self? It’s a common enough problem, and this sermon explores how we might listen to God calling us to seek His face.

  • American Loves Family Farms. That's Unfortunate. – Sarah Taber, Intelligencer – The “family farm” as America knows it is a historical aberration, and it’s unrealistic to expect that families working solo can do what communities were meant to do. This article explores some of those communities and how they might be a better model for our agricultural future.

  • Before The Sun Goes Down – The New Respects – As the RICOE editors slide headlong out of the 25-34 age bracket, our acquisition of and appreciation for new music is sadly slowing. However, we can say that Before The Sun Goes Down, the first full-length record from The New Respects, is good songwriting that everyone will love.

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