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Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Thomas Kidd – When America Put Pastors in Prison. The true story of the Baptist battle for religious liberty in our country’s earliest days.
2. Caitlin Dewey – The “Uber for Friends” Plans to Save Millennials From Loneliness. “We’re the first ones to commodify friendship,” Kohut says.
3. Emily Ekins and Jonathan Haidt – Donald Trump Supporters Think Differently about Morality. Here’s how. I don’t believe the evolutionary psychology behind some of this analysis, but I do think Haidt’s moral pillars correspond, at least partly, to the law of God written on human hearts. This is one reason why morality is always in play in an election.
4. Jen Wilkin – A Plea to the Mission-Minded. Behold suburbia, the mission field for whom our hearts do not break.
5. Glenn Stanton – Marriage as a Feminist Institution. Stanton shows how marriage empowers women.
6. Oliver O’Donovan – Why Tradition is Essential to Sustaining Communal Identity. The essential thing about tradition is that it creates social continuity. It binds the communal action of the present moment to the communal actions of past moments.
7. New York Times – New Ways into the Brain’s “Music Room.” Fascinating.