Reclaiming Hope Newsletter

Michael and Melissa Wear
From Michael and Melissa Wear, The Reclaiming Hope Newsletter offers original analysis, exclusive interviews and curated news and content about faith, politics and public life.
Created 01 Apr 2019
  • Political Brief: Who will win Virginia?
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear Friends, It’s a chock-full Brief this week and also just a busy week in politics. In last week’s edition of Faith in the News, we began sharing some expert reactions on the new Framework for the ...
  • Top 5: What is the "aftermath"?
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. Image credit: Matthias Schrader/AP The Top 5 articles for your week: “Aftermath” (Griffith Review) Because this is a beautiful, lyrical reflection on the concept o...
  • Faith in the News: The Pope & Biden
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Friends, It’s a special FiTN this week, as the White House released the Build Back Better framework (i.e. the reconciliation bill). The legislative language is not completely settled yet, but thi...
  • Political Brief: A critical week
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear Friends, We are releasing the Brief today (Tuesday) in order to get a better handle on how the week is shaping up for the President’s agenda. It’s still a very fluid situation, and there will lik...
  • Top 5: Consumerism, longtermism, Dune-ism
    24 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The Top 5 articles for your week: “Against Longtermism” (Aeon Magazine) Because a former proponent of longtermism argues why the ideology is dangerous — it reduces humans to their potential and existe...
  • Faith in the News: Ideologies and finding God
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Faith in the News, week of 17 October 2021 If you can read one thing today from this list, let it be this truly heartwarming piece in WaPo about how First Lady Jill Biden connected with a parishioner ...
  • Political Brief: The Great Resignation
    20 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Top 3 things you should know for this week: The Great Resignation: Workers are leaving jobs in droves - nearly 3 percent left their jobs in August. (The Week) Thousands of Kellogg and John Deere worke...
  • Churches and Politics
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    There has been another round of conversation regarding how churches should approach politics, this time prompted by a video from Vice President Kamala Harris ahead of the Virginia elections: Read more
  • Top 5: Grief, mourning, pity
    17 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Autumn in Denmark. Image credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP The Top 5 articles for your week: “An Atheist Reconsiders God in the Pandemic” (New York Magazine) Because Sarah Jones’ essay is a beautiful rumina...
  • Faith in the News: That Babylon Bee interview
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Faith in the News, week of 10 October 2021 This is a fascinating, eye-opening, and unsurprising interview in Emma Green’s new series with The Babylon Bee’s EIC, Kyle Mann. (The Atlantic) This particul...
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