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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 5/24/2022

  • SBC report demands more than reform
  • Rosemary Radford Reuther dies
  • Jobs fill faith vacuum
  • Church of Scotland for same sex marriage
  • Lawsuit against religious schools
  • The evolution of the bicycle

Southern Baptists’ abuse report is no call for reform. It’s a repudiation of the past 40 years.
Religion News Service: Scapegoating a handful of leaders won’t bring the transformation the SBC needs.

Rosemary Radford Ruether, a founding mother of feminist theology, has died at age 85
NPR: Rosemary Radford Ruether was among the first scholars to think deeply about the role of women in Christianity, shaking up old patriarchies and pushing for change.

When your job fills in for your faith, that’s a problem*
The New York Times: Plenty of writers have argued in recent years that work has become “a false idol,” with the office, not church, the place where many Americans now seek out meaning and purpose.

Church of Scotland general assembly votes to allow same-sex marriages
The Guardian: Ministers and deacons to be allowed to opt in to officiate at same-sex weddings, ending centuries-old ban

Andrew Hartzler wasn’t allowed to be gay on campus. So he’s suing.
Politico: A lawsuit seeks to end an exemption to Title IX that has allowed religious schools to receive lucrative federal funding despite policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

The Spark

Bicycles have evolved. Have we?
In a world built for cars, life on a bicycle* is both charmed and dangerous, The New Yorker says.

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