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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.3. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this month. I recommend selecting one or two and jumping in over the next week.

  1. There have been plenty of things written about the world cup, but the interaction between Trevor Noah and the French Ambassador is worth paying attention to.
  2. While MCUSA continues to grapple with how to deal with disagreements over LGBTQ+ policies, transwomen are being targeted and killed.
  3. If you’re looking for a new movie to check out, go to the theatre to see Sorry to Bother You.  It is a critique on race and class in the United States, and it is trippy.
  4. For those that need something both poignant, classic and fresh to read, check out the complete works of Maya Angelou.
  5. Many churches and denominations fail in properly discussing relationships and intimacy especially when it comes to marriage. If you’re hungry for more dialogue, check out this TED talk.

Ben Tapper has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Manchester University, a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. He serves as the faith formation coordinator for First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is actively involved in community engagement.

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