Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Book of Common Prayer gets a glossary

Young elder numbers slip in 2017
United Methodist News Service: The graying of United Methodist clergy in the U.S. continues, with the number of elders under age 35 slipping in 2017, after years of modest gains.

Some worry about judicial nominee's ties to a religious group
The New York Times: Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's choice for an appeals-court seat, belongs to People of Praise, a tight-knit, oath-bound group with considerable sway over its members.

Scottish Anglican church faces sanctions over vote to allow same-sex marriage
The (London) Guardian: The Anglican church in Scotland is to face de facto sanctions imposed by global church leaders next week for its acceptance of same-sex marriage.

The Book of Common Prayer gets a glossary
Religion News Service: The Church of England's trainee clergy are being offered help to understand Thomas Cranmer's more obscure prose through publication of a glossary.

Longer church commutes OK with Christians wary of 'evangelical gimmicks'
Baptist News Global: Most churchgoers -- almost 70 percent, according to new research -- drive 15 minutes or less to get to Sunday worship.

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