Monday's News & Ideas

  • Synod just the beginning
  • Info dispenser or seedbed?
  • Why Driscoll quit
  • Dwindling Southern evangelicals
  • UK's religious decline
  • Youth apathy

However dramatic, the Synod of Bishops 2014 was just the beginningCrux: Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the tumultuous Synod of Bishops on the family, conclusions are in the air as to what it all meant.America: Five things the synod just did

When mystery becomes product: the case of General Theological SeminaryPatheos: Consider your purpose. If a seminary is simply dispensing information, its days are numbered. A seedbed is a different matter.Religion News Service: General Theological Seminary board offers terminated faculty employment negotiations

The pastor's "persistent sinful behavior": Why Driscoll quit Mars HillSeattle Post-Intelligencier: The leadership of Mars Hill Church aired a portion of its dirty laundry on Sunday, telling churchgoers an investigation revealed "patterns of persistent sinful behavior" by Senior Pastor Mark Driscoll.

Southern evangelicals: dwindling -- and taking the GOP edge with themThe Atlantic: Why are Democrats keeping it close in five key Senate races? Look at changing demographics.

New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliationChristian Today: In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just 3 per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey.

The Spark

Let's set the world on fireYoung people do care about politics: they just dislike it, the Economist reports. The young are passionate, opinionated and barely aware of the elections.

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