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Continuing the Conversation
During this time when many religious communities are prevented from meeting together, can Christians learn from Jews what it takes to practice holiness in everyday acts, to move, for this limited time, from sacramental Temple-like worship the home-centered daily worship of the exile?
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Expanding the Conversation
- Bonnie McKernan gropes toward a renewed politics committed to the logic of covenant.
- Jemar Tisby reflects on impact and empathy in race relations, and invites the present conversation to move from the level of intent to the real, lived pain of men and women of color.
- Systemic racial bias in the criminal justice system is not a myth, Brandon Vaidyanathan writes. But for those seeking familiar metrics, the structural nature of the problem necessitates carving out new territory for evidence-based reform.
- Brandon Bloch reviews a sweeping new history of Western philosophy, exploring how the learning process traversed by the West has or has not interacted with wider histories of the modern world.
- Leadership Foundations president Dave Hillis and Independent Sector president Dan Cardinali explore what nonreactive leadership looks like in this time of pandemic, and what holiness has to do with cities as woven ecosystems.
- "Christianity is both everywhere present and simultaneously disappearing," writes C. Kavin Rowe. Rather than despairing, we should see this as an opportunity to return to the heart of the faith and learn from the early Christians how to tell the story of everything.