The Slingshot: Religion at the Super Bowl; Pious fashion; Devilish Dow drop


First Covenant Church, outlined in red, in proximity to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Image courtesy of Google. Illustration by Kit Doyle

Need to know: Monday, February 5, 2018

The real MVPs

Faith groups, nonprofits team up to help homeless around Super Bowl

Staying put would have been a logistical nightmare for the 50 to 60 homeless women and men who typically sleep in a church shelter across the street from the stadium. More from Religion News Service

One team

Toyota gets religious in Super Bowl ad

A priest, rabbi, imam and Buddhist monk walk into a football game. That's the premise of one of three Toyota Super Bowl ads. More from

Built to offend

People are hating the Ram Super Bowl ad using MLK’s speech. This is why

When Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon imploring hearers to imitate the servanthood of Jesus, he probably didn't envision them buying Ram trucks to do so. More from

There’s an app for that

New Bible app creates online community for progressive Christians

The new Our Bible app is created by and for LGBTQ Christians and others who have felt estranged from their churches. More from Religion News Service

‘Our God likes beauty’

How Muslim women use fashion to exert political influence

Even if modest dress resulted from attempts to politically control women, it has become a practice in which women can exercise political influence. More from

The closing bell tolled for him

Twitter reacts to Friday’s 666-point Dow drop

While that news might be disturbing in a financial way, it was overshadowed on Twitter by some who saw the devil himself in the number. More from