Conversation Starters 3/3/17
What are you thinking about what is going on in the world? Here’s the top stories from women, ministry, and world news this week.
by James O'Hare, Global Citizen
A new study from JAMA Pediatrics shows that teen suicide attempts drop significantly when state legislatures legalize same-sex marriage.
by Anna Diamond, The Atlantic
The novels offer more than a good story—they can also be integral to critical-thinking skills, especially during periods of political turmoil.
by German Lopez, Vox
"Our gender identities and the way we relate to gender is more of a constellation than an either-or."
by Adam Grant and Reb Rebele, Harvard Business Review
Selflessness at work leads to exhaustion — and often hurts the very people you want to help. Here’s how to share your time and expertise more effectively.
President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets beginning on Jan. 20, when he officially took office.
by Peter Manseau, On Faith
Peter Manseau is a journalist, historian, and novelist. His most recent book, One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History, is a deeply researched account that challenges standard Christian perspectives of the country’s story. Here, he offers a list of counter-intuitive facts about religion in America.
Michelle Goodman, Vox
Deepak Chopra is a fraud. This is what I was thinking as I lingered 20 rows back, waiting for Bree, my boss, to finish huddling with Deepak onstage about the presentation he would give that evening.
by Meghan Werft, Global Citizen