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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

When a pastor behaves badly on Twitter or FaceBook

The future of church planting relies on the leadership of women of color, says Thabiti Anyabwile.

Rick Warren announces the search for his replacement at Saddleback, the megachurch he founded in California in 1980.

Beth Moore. Charlie Dates. Jemar Tisby. Russell Moore. Sometimes you’ve got to leave, writes Denis R. Edwards, because “leaving can be a prophetic act that outs institutional toxicity.”

When a pastor behaves badly on Twitter or FaceBook, is it okay to say, “Well he’s not really like that in real life”? Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss challenges for shepherds on social media.

A sneak peak on CT’s forthcoming podcast, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. “In some ways,” says host Mike Cosper, “Mars Hill’s story is like no other. But in others, it’s a window into much that shapes the evangelical church in North America today.”

In other news

Just weeks before meeting for their annual convention, a leaked letter alleges that top Southern Baptist leaders mishandled abuse claims.

Last year, we reported on the German government’s suspicion of refugee converts. Now officials are pushing to crack down on churches offering asylum.

The band Crowder has a new album out this week. Here the inside story of how frontman David Crowder once stole a surfboard in Hawaii.

Looks like somebody needs to go back and double-check their cubits: A Noah’s ark replica was deemed unseaworthy by marine authorities in England. It has been impounded.

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