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Monday, October 10, 2022

The invention of Joel Osteen-the world's pastor

Spread of Catholic hospitals limits reproductive care across the U.S.*
Washington Post: Catholic systems now control about 1 in 7 U.S. hospital beds, requiring religious doctrine to guide treatment, often to the surprise of patients. Their ascendancy has broad implications for the evolving national battle over reproductive rights beyond abortion, as bans against it take hold in more than a dozen Republican-led states.
Southern Baptist Convention President Bart Barber on Trump, abortion, sex abuse in the church and more
CBS News: Anderson Cooper interviews Bart Barber, who was elected SBC president four weeks after an investigation revealed that some former members of the executive committee ignored credible accusations of sexual abuse in churches and seminaries.
Baptist News Global: Separate filings accuse two SBC agencies of misleading courts to delay trial and avoid scrutiny
Texas pastor prays with inmate at execution
Kentucky Today: The Rev. Dana Moore prayed – his left hand holding a Bible and his right over John Henry Ramirez’s heart – as the death row inmate took his final breaths, the wish Ramirez had expressed following his turn to Christianity years earlier.
The invention of Joel Osteen: How a Houston boy became the world’s pastor*
Houston Chronicle: Despite his international profile today, Joel Osteen was the last one expected to follow his father’s lead into ministry. While the other Osteen siblings and in-laws preached and participated on stage, Joel was more confident using the lens of a camera.
Talking about burnout is still taboo at work*
Harvard Business Review: To encourage safe conversations about burnout, HBR designed 18 questions around the six causes, drawing on experience working with and coaching executives and their teams.

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