politics

Former Sen. Jeff Flake on why Republicans aren’t disavowing Trump’s “awful” words

It’s been a tumultuous week in Washington, amid fallout from President Trump’s racist attacks on four members of Congress, all women of color. On Thursday Trump held a rally in North Carolina, where his words–and the crowd’s–took the controversy to a new level. Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what he calls Trump’s “awful” rhetoric and the Republican response.

PBS NewsHour

literature, religion

The Decline of the Christian Bookstore

Yes, they sell sanitized music and “Jesus junk.” But something important gets lost when Christian bookstores disappear.

By Ruth Graham @ Slate

I was a frequent shopper at Christian bookstores in the seventies. Just this weekend I reminisced upon a bygone Christian bookstore I used to patronize in my youth. It was like a candy store for me, back then. I bought Corrie Ten Boom‘s book there, as well as other mind-expanding epistles for my youthful mind. I eventually graduated to a more eclectic library.