Friday's News & Ideas - 2/14/2020
- Matthew 25 & election
- Amazon Catholics on pope’s letter
- Willow Creek and Harvest struggle
- Spirituality & stress
- CoE settlements
- Feminist history of SCOTUS
Gospel of Matthew’s message rings loudly for some 2020 Dems
Associated Press: As conservative evangelicals continue to make up a critical part of President Donald Trump’s base, the message of Matthew 25 allows Democrats to make a strong contrast between the spirit of their policymaking and that of Trump’s.
Amazon's Catholics mull church future after pope's letter
ABC News: Roman Catholic priests, deacons and bishops across the Amazon are voicing surprise, resignation and reluctant acceptance of Pope Francis' refusal to allow married men to be ordained priests
Crux: Why did Francis punt on married priests in his Amazon document?
Willow Creek and Harvest struggle to move on
Christianity Today: The departures of Bill Hybels and James MacDonald leave churches waiting for new leadership and hoping to rebuild trust.
How religion and spirituality affect stress and health: An interview with Dr. Neal Krause on stress, faith and religion
Psychology Today: Faith is one way many people cope with difficult events to promote mental well-being. However, faith can be a complicated part of a person's identity.
Church of England may have to pay out millions over child sexual abuse
The Guardian: Synod considers concrete action as it backs compensating survivors.
The secret feminist history of the US Supreme Court
Burnita Shelton Matthews* was the first female trial court judge on the federal bench, Quartz says.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers