Tuesday's News & Ideas - 8/27/2019
- Screens & scripture
- Wade Clark Roof dies
- Can religious org fire LGBTQ?
- Misinformation problems
- Protestant church in Rome
- Expiring money
Screens are changing the way we read scripture
Christianity Today: As digital reading habits rewire our brains, how will we process the Bible differently?
Trailblazing sociologist of religion Wade Clark Roof dies at 80
Religion News Service: American scholars who study faith are grieving the passing of Wade Clark Roof, 80, a sociologist of religion who helped Americans grasp the spiritual lives of the Baby Boomer generation.
Can a religious school fire a gay teacher? It's complicated.
NBC: When it comes to employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, "the law is in flux," said Lambda Legal's Jenny Pizer.
Misinformation has created a new world disorder*
Scientific American: Our willingness to share content without thinking is exploited to spread disinformation.
Pope won’t throw in the towel on Italy’s plucky Protestant outpost
Crux: Since 1914, this tiny Protestant church has displayed a tongue-in-cheek commentary in a vast Catholic forest.
The 'strange, unduly neglected prophet'
Silvio Gesell inspired a worldwide movement that introduced a completely new form of money which expired. It's one of the most fascinating, and largely forgotten, stories in economic history, NPR says.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers