Roundup: Easter eggs and trafficked labour, China’s crackdown, and presumptions about the death of God and the Bible.
As you bite into your chocolate Easter eggs this weekend, spare a thought for the exploited children and trafficked labour used in the cocoa industry.
The days leading up to Easter are always a sombre time for Christians. But this year in Beijing, many believers have the added concern of not knowing if or where they’ll be allowed to celebrate the holiest day of the year on the Christian calendar.
It is a question that tantalizes both believers, who perhaps secretly fear that he is, and atheists, who possibly suspect that the answer is no.
The Bible interprets itself, argues with itself, and perpetually frustrates any desire to reduce it to univocality.