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Friday, January 15, 2016

The age of secular Pharisees

Anglican church avoids split over gay rights -- but liberals pay price
The Guardian: A permanent split in the global Anglican communion over gay rights has been averted after archbishops overwhelmingly agreed to impose sanctions against the liberal U.S. church and issue a statement in support of the "traditional doctrine" that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Episcopal Cafe: Editorial: Response to the #Primates2016 statement
Psephizo: What does the Primates' statement mean?

So you want to be a dean?
Chronicle of Higher Education: What does it take to be an academic dean? Three distinct characteristics are central to the role: strategic thinking, risk management and compromise, writes Dan Butin, a former dean at Merrimack College.
CHE: The Vitae Bookshelf: Allison M. Vaillancourt picks five books on change

By "New York values" did Cruz mean "Jewish"?
Religion News Service: Don't kid yourself, writes Mark Silk. When Ted Cruz says, "everyone understands that the values in New York City...focus around money and the media," that was "New York = Jews" all the way.

The age of secular Pharisees
Skye Jethani blog: Today, we increasingly live in a culture of secular Pharisees -- non-religious people convinced of their own righteousness who view Jesus as a morally inferior kook followed only by simpletons. Will we be more effective at reaching today's Pharisees than Jesus was?

Decoding what it means to say the Vatican has a 'gay lobby'
Crux: When Italians say "gay lobby," they don't mean "lobby" in the conventional political sense, and they often don't really mean "gay" in the sense that sex has much to do with it, writes John L. Allen Jr.

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