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Friday, July 15, 2022

Saddleback still Southern Baptist for now

Right-wing think tank Family Research Council is now a church in eyes of the IRS
ProPublica: The FRC, a staunch opponent of abortion and LGBTQ rights, joins a growing list of activist groups seeking church status, which allows organizations to shield themselves from financial scrutiny.
Religion News Service:
Religious right groups’ tax-status changes demean both church and state
Saddleback still Southern Baptist for now, after surprise appeal by Rick Warren*
Washington Post: Rick Warren made a surprise visit to the floor of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. His appeal came as members were considering expelling Saddleback for violating a church ban on woman pastors.
Religion News Service:
Saddleback elders say no ‘pattern of abuse’ found in investigation of new pastor
North Carolina Public Radio:
Southeastern Baptist seminary mandates sexual abuse training
What is the future of Columbia Theological Seminary?*
Presbyerian Outlook: Using the seminary's digital archives, CTS alum the Rev. Andrew Whaley examines 50+ years of graduating classes. He discovers there's been a drastic drop in class size over the past 10 years. What does this mean for the future of the school?, he asks.
With demolition inevitable at Princeton Seminary, opposition group surveys views on future development
TAPinto Princeton: The Princeton Coalition for Responsible Development (PCRD), the group questioning the proposed development of the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Tennent-Roberts-Whiteley campus, acknowledges that battle has been lost, with the demolition permit likely to be issued next week.
Looking back to move things forward*
InsideHigherEd: LGBTQ alumni of Christian institutions often felt isolated and traumatized during their college years. Many are working to make sure current students have it better.

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