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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 9/13/2022

  • Study on future of religion
  • SPU leaders are sued
  • Fuller names new president
  • Fire destroys LA church
  • US News rankings questioned
  • Essay-writing service

Modeling the future of religion in America
Pew Research Center: If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could make up less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades.

Seattle Pacific University leaders are sued for anti-LGBTQ hiring practices
NPR: Students and staff at Seattle Pacific University are taking members of school’s board of trustees to court for refusing to hire individuals in same-sex relationships.

Fuller Theological Seminary names new president
Christianity Today: The seminary’s sixth leader, David Emmanuel Goatley, is an academic, pastor, and missions agency leader rooted in the Black church.

Arson investigation after fire destroys historic LA church
Religion News Service: Authorities are investigating a potential arson after a fire broke out early Sunday morning at the historic Victory Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

U.S. News dropped Columbia’s ranking, but its own methods are now questioned*
The New York Times: After doubt about its data, the university dropped to No. 18 from No. 2. But now many are asking, can the rating system be that easily manipulated?

The Spark

Inside a highly lucrative, ethically questionable essay-writing service
Killer Papers is a seven-figure academic “paper mill” business. But its products are just for inspiration, its founder insists to Input Mag.

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