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Friday, December 21, 2018

Nurses again outpace other professions for honesty, ethics

There's more religion than you think in Bach's 'Brandenburgs'
The New York Times: To Bach and most of his contemporaries, secular and liturgical works were both religious: A central purpose of all serious-minded music, wherever performed, was to honor God

Bad priests, of all kinds, chase people away from Christ and the church
Religion News Service: More people leave the church because of bad priests than because of disagreements over dogma, says Fr. Thomas Reese.

After more than two decades of work, a new Hebrew Bible to rival the King James
The New York Times: The pre-eminent scholar Robert Alter has finally finished his own translation.

How a St. Louis church became a skate park
Atlas Obscura: Welcome to heaven on earth for skaters.

Should you be for-profit or nonprofit? Why not both?
Big Think: Cutting edge social innovators should consider hybrid models.

A push for compromise on LGBTQ protections may tear evangelicals apart
Religion News Service: The National Association of Evangelicals and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities want protections for sexual orientation and gender identity as well as strong religious exemptions. But will evangelicals embrace such a compromise?

Gallup says ethics rating for clergy drops to lowest ever; nurses tops in trust
The Birmingham (Alabama) News: Gallup has measured America's view of clergy honesty and ethics 34 times beginning in 1977, and this year's 37 percent very high or high rating is the lowest ever measured.
Gallup: Nurses again outpace other professions for honesty, ethics

Pope Francis tells clerics who abuse minors to hand themselves in
CNN: Pope Francis has told those who abuse minors to hand themselves in to civil justice authorities and "prepare for divine justice," in his strongest words to date on the sex abuse crisis roiling the Roman Catholic Church.

Unto us a child is ... gene-edited?
Sightings: In addition to scientific objections, should there also be theological outrage with gene-editing experiments? 

The irony of a Southern Baptist seminary's report on slavery and racism
Baptist News Global: Susan Shaw wonders, does the seminary's leadership really not hear the parallels? Do they really not see the irony?

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