Associated Press: Entangled in a multifaceted sex-abuse crisis, the Southern Baptist Convention is preparing to host a high-profile conference on the topic that has kindled skepticism even among some of the scheduled speakers. The three-day event begins Thursday.
Christianity Today: American Christians might be surprised to learn how many pastors struggle to make ends meet, and how much those financial pressures can weigh on their personal lives and ministry careers.
EthicsDaily: U.S. adults have a negative view when it comes to the ethics of leaders of key institutions, and clergy are no exception, according to a Pew Research Center report. When asked to share how often they perceive a particular group of leaders to act unethically, 69% said clergy do so some of the time or all or most of the time.
Mockingbird: So often, the question of Christianity and politics is viewed as a stark either/or between activism and naïve pacifism/quietism, but the reality is far more nuanced and complex, writes Todd Brewer.
Baltimore Sun: Ever wonder why the Associated Press stylebook dictates that a minister's title is "the Rev." ? That's because it's an adjective, not a noun like Mr. or Ms.