Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Mormon woman excommunicated
  • Umpire chaplain
  • Niebuhr & Tillich
  • Toronto street preachers
  • Northern Moravians OK gay clergy
  • Melissa: CEO of the future

Founder of Mormon women's movement excommunicated by all-male church panelWashington Post: A human rights attorney who founded a group advocating for the ordination of women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was excommunicated Monday by an all-male panel in Northern Virginia.

Lest ye be judgedESPN: Pastor Dean has baptized 66 professional umpires, calling them safe in the only way that matters.

'Politics and Faith: Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich at Union Seminary in New York': theologians as postwar pastorsPittsburgh Post-Gazette: How two theologians helped the West process the events of World War II and the Cold War.

Street preachers sling religion at Yonge-Dundas SquareThe Toronto Star: Fixtures of the frenetic scene at the glittery downtown intersection, people of various religions congregate to spread their own gospel. They're largely ignored.

Moravians in 13 states vote to ordain gay clergyReligion News Service: The Moravian Church's Northern Province approved a proposal to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained and to create a religious ceremony for same-sex couples.

The Spark

What the CEO of 2040 will look likeMeet Melissa. These days, she's in the early stages of her career. Fast-forward 25 years to 2040, and she's the CEO of the future, Fast Company reports. Future leaders will be worldly, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, strong communicators, and team players.

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