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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Does the church appoint too many narcissists?

Episcopal convention approves a 'pastoral solution' on same-sex marriage
Religion News Service: Same-sex couples will now be able to marry in their home parish even if their local bishop has moral objections to gay marriage, Episcopal Church leaders decided on Friday.

Revisiting Jimmy Carter's truth-telling sermon to Americans
The Conversation: At a time of rising hatred and nationalism, Jimmy Carter's speech -- a sermon that cautioned against excess -- offers a counterexample.

Southern Baptist officials knew of sexual abuse allegations 11 years before leader's arrest
The (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram: The missionary arm of the Southern Baptist Convention knew about allegations against SBC leader Mark Aderholt more than 10 years before he was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl.

Church considers psychometric tests as experts raise fears about clergy narcissism
The (London) Telegraph: The Church of England could administer personality tests for trainee priests amid fears it appoints too many narcissists.

Even never Trump evangelicals might be swayed by the Supreme Court
The Atlantic: Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is one sign of unity among divided denominations.

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