Tuesday's News & Ideas - 2/4/2020

  • Mosques participate in caucuses
  • Ortberg allegations
  • Leaving work at work
  • Ministry requires business skill
  • Super Bowl and discrimination
  • How to fix the internet

In a historic first, Iowa mosques participated in statewide caucuses
HuffPost: For American Muslims, the 2020 campaign has been first time that presidential candidates have recognized their value.

Pastor John Ortberg allowed volunteer who was attracted to minors to work with children
Religion News Service: John Ortberg, a popular evangelical author and megachurch pastor, betrayed a “bond of trust” by allowing a church volunteer who admitted being attracted to minors to still work with children.

How to leave work at work
Harvard Business Review: Some jobs have very clear lines between when you’re “on” and when you’re “off,” while in others the lines are blurred -- or potentially nonexistent.

Why Andover Newton requires seminarians to take a course from the Yale School of Management
Christian Century: Congregational ministry requires business skills.

The Super Bowl is over. The discrimination indigenous peoples face is not.
Sojourners: For many Indigenous people, the Super Bowl was another reminder that the collective sentiment of white, settler America is: “Tell the Natives to get over it.”

The Spark

The internet is a toxic hellscape -- but we can fix it
The first step to cleaning up the smog of disinformation? Embrace your anxiety,* Wired says.

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