Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lutherans work to shed stuffy image

Philadelphia Daily News: Young people's nontraditional faith lives have impelled churches to seek nontraditional methods to reach them, causing services and ministries to become increasingly niche-oriented.

Doctors, courts not the enemy in the Charlie Gard case
Crux: Austen Ivereigh worries about some of the arguments and assumptions he is hearing from fellow Catholics about the Charlie Gard case.

Lutherans work to shed stuffy image and kick-start change
The (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune: As Lutheran congregations shrink, churches take new roles.

A conservative Christian battle over gender
The Atlantic: Some communities agree that women shouldn't be pastors. But their members fiercely debate every other kind of women's empowerment.

Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for artifacts smuggled from Iraq
The Washington Post: The arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a $3 million fine for illegally importing thousands of ancient clay artifacts smuggled into the United States from Iraq.

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