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Monday's News & Ideas - 8/29/2022

  • Matt Chandler steps aside
  • Cardinals meet in Rome
  • CRT can help us serve others
  • When does life begin?
  • Catholic seminary on probation
  • Billie Jean King on Serena Williams

Matt Chandler steps aside after inappropriate online relationship
Christianity Today: Elders at The Village Church said Instagram direct messages “revealed something unhealthy.”

The world’s cardinals, who will pick the next pope, get to know one another*
The Washington Post: The Catholic Church’s cardinals have converged in Rome for a slate of official events. But just as crucially, there is also an unofficial agenda.

Critical race theory can help us serve others*
The Christian Century: If CRT can help us serve others — including helping us see when our helping hurts others — why would we refuse that help?

When does life begin? As state laws define it, science, politics and religion clash
NPR: That we’ve been able to devise and apply uniform clinical standards for when life ends, but not when it begins, is due largely to the legal and political maelstrom around abortion.

Columbus seminary on probation after not meeting accreditation criteria
NBC4: Columbus is home to the only seminary in the United States that’s directly linked to the Vatican, and its accreditation is in jeopardy.

The Spark

What makes Serena Williams so watchable
The news that Serena Williams is moving on from tennis is particularly hard because of what she represents,* writes Billie Jean King in The New York Times.

*access is limited for nonsubscribers



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