Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Call & Response 11.20.2013



November 20, 2013

Wednesday's News & Ideas


Methodist pastor who officiated at gay son's wedding is suspended for 30 days
Washington Post: A jury of clergy suspends pastor for 30 days, telling him he must decide whether he can embrace church rules -- or, if not, leave the Methodist ministry.
Sunday mornings are broken
Religion News Service: Leading Sunday worship simply isn't as important as it used to be, and it isn't where clergy need to be devoting so much time.
The Church of England: a church that's sick of itself
The (London) Guardian: If the Church of England is doomed, as former archbishop of Canterbury George Carey insists, it's because of the damage he did in office, Andrew Brown says.
After typhoon, cathedral becomes a morgue
Wall Street Journal: After typhoon, cathedral becomes a relief station for overworked priests and a morgue for the bodies being brought in by the dozens for final blessings.
What your Facebook updates say about you, your faith, and your mental health
Christianity Today: New study connects emotional wellbeing with churchy status updates.

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