Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Pope on evolution
  • Catholic Church & culture war
  • Faith TV & millennial women
  • Minority religions under threat
  • Schaeffer decision
  • Smartphones & work-life balance

Pope Francis: 'Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation'Religion News Service: Pope Francis wades into the debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it.

The culture war finally comes to the Catholic ChurchThe Week: The church has long been united on social issues, but for the first time, the culture war has broken out within the Catholic Church itself.National Catholic Reporter: Cum Douthat et sub Douthat?

In reaching millennial women, spirituality trumps religionBroadcasting & Cable: Millennial women are spending less time in church, but that's not stopping makers of faith-based programming from trying to reach them.

Minority religions in the Middle East under threat, need protectionNational Geographic: Religion is humanity's most powerful binding agent, author says.

Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordinationAssociated Press: A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.

The Spark

How technology can help work/life balanceSmartphones have made it more difficult than ever for people to separate their jobs from the rest of their lives. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, it doesn't have to be that way.

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