The Slingshot: Conservative Christian minds; Small Christian colleges; Pope’s Myanmar risk


Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Need to know: Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Why evangelicals might vote for Roy Moore anyway

Conservative Christians have developed a particular intellectual strategy for engaging with others called “presuppositionalism.” More from Religion News Service


Closing doors: Small religious colleges struggle for survival

St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic university in Oklahoma is just the latest small religious college to close in an increasingly competitive higher education marketplace. More from Religion News Service


Pope Francis shouldn’t risk going to Myanmar

He risks either compromising his moral authority or endangering the Christians of that country, writes RNS columnist Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service


Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

A suicide bomber suspected of working for Boko Haram attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers in northeastern Nigeria in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years. More from Religion News Service


Della Reese, minister and star of ‘Touched by an Angel,’ dies at 86

A onetime gospel singer and groundbreaking African-American talk show host, she was later known for her lead role in the TV series “Touched by an Angel." More from Religion News Service


A popular public school Bible class in West Virginia faces legal challenge

Bible classes on school time are a rarity in public education, but in Mercer County they are a long-standing tradition. (Subscription may be required.) More from

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