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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

A clergy mental health crisis*
Christian Century: The stress of the past few years has brought many to the breaking point.

This holiday, I’m going to a gay bar*
The New York Times: When I heard the news about the shooting at Club Q, an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub in Colorado Springs, I couldn’t help but think of the rhetoric spewed by those like James Dobson, writes Lauren Hough.

Delores S. Williams, groundbreaking womanist theologian, dies
Sojourners: Delores S. Williams, a trailblazer and founder of womanist theology, died on Nov. 18. She was the author of “Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk” and a professor of theology.

Liberty University dean claims he was fired for whistleblowing
Christianity Today: John Markley says he raised concerns about fraudulent management, enrollment rate misrepresentation, and “compensation schemes.”

German bishops at stalemate with Vatican over women, homosexuality
Religion News Service: The president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georg Bätzing, said he will not deny blessings for same-sex couples.

The Spark

Thanksgiving’s most underrated food
All hail the sweet potato,* The Atlantic says.

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