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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 11/22/2022

  • Evangelical abortion strategy
  • AR UMC disaffiliation blocked
  • MD clergy investigation
  • Believing & trust
  • World Cup final & services
  • Case for buying less

Evangelical Christians’ abortion strategy may have cost them more than an election
Religion News Service: Having lost their children as voters, they look likely to lose their young people as co-religionists.

3 church disaffiliations blocked
United Methodist News Service: A special session of the Arkansas Conference took the apparently unprecedented action of blocking the disaffiliation of three churches, while approving 35 others for departure from The United Methodist Church.

Maryland finds that for hundreds of clergy abuse victims, ‘no parish was safe’*
The New York Times: The state attorney general investigated more than 80 years of sexual and physical abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The better part of faith*
Christian Century: It’s possible to stop believing, but we can’t live without trust.

Avoid carol services on World Cup final day, Church of England vicars told
The Guardian: Church issues guidance saying it ‘may be best’ to avoid planning Christmas services on Sunday, December 18.

The Spark

The case for buying less — and how to actually do it
Buying fewer unnecessary items is good for the planet, your wallet, and your brain, Vox says.

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Wednesday's News & Ideas - 11/23/2022

  • Clergy mental health crisis
  • Club Q & James Dobson
  • Delores Williams dies
  • Liberty U dean claims
  • German bishops’ stalemate
  • Underrated sweet potato

Monday's News & Ideas - 11/21/2022

  • New Methodist college?
  • Albany bishop asks to be laicized
  • Kanakuk sued for fraud
  • Interview with Tippett
  • Coney Barrett & gay rights
  • Life of Octavia Butler

Friday's News & Ideas - 11/18/2022

  • Baltimore sex abuse victims
  • Elon Musk & the eye of a needle
  • Culture clash at World Cup
  • Antisemitism as racism
  • Jeopardy clue controversy
  • Joan Didion’s possessions
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