Happy Fifth of July!
OK, that doesn’t have the same ring as “Happy Fourth of July!” But I’m too late for that.
I hope you enjoyed the Independence Day holiday. Perhaps you’re still celebrating it, if you have today off. That’s my plan, as soon as I finish this Friday Five post.
So let’s dive right into it:
1. Religion story of the week: The role of religion in the 2020 presidential race keeps making significant headlines.
In case you missed it because of the holiday, Richard Ostling wrote about Democratic candidates seeking a modernized faith formula that works.
Earlier in the week, Terry Mattingly reflected on this Trump-related question: “How many Democrats would back a pro-life Democrat?”
And this morning, Julia Duin posted on the battle at the border and evangelical leaders jostling for Trump-era media relevancy.