Christianity Today: Four other congregations with female pastors were also determined to be not in “friendly cooperation” with the SBC, as well as one removed over its abuse response.
Religion News Service: Southern Baptists oust Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church for naming a female pastor
Associated Press: The Seattle City Council on Tuesday added caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws, becoming the first U.S. city to ban caste discrimination and the first in the world to pass such a law outside South Asia.
Religion News Service: Ash Wednesday is almost universally underrated in its power to redeem.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: We are still in the early stages of understanding the effect of digital-based learning on the development of children’s reading brains, as well as on the maintenance of reading brains in adults.
Inside Higher Ed: Colleges have a role in cultivating hopefulness in a generation of young people suffering the mental health effects of the pandemic and political conflict
The Washington Post: After almost two weeks of 24-hour worship, a revival at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, will end, the school said, with the last public evening service set for Sunday.
Religion News Service: Citing disruptions to school and town, Asbury authorities move to end 13 days of revival
The Guardian: Church leaders of some developing countries say the Church of England has disqualified itself as ‘mother church.’
NBC News: The suspect, Carlos Medina, 65, had said Bishop David O’Connell owed him money, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert G. Luna told reporters.
Religion News Service: In a tender, gracious and at times heartbreaking new book, the beloved Bible teacher and former Southern Baptist recalls the people and the God who saved her from the chaos of her childhood.
The Conversation: For many Americans today, homeownership is an unattainable dream.
National Catholic Reporter: The heroic defiance of the Ukrainian military and its people this past year cannot allow us to ignore the human tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes, even though casualty estimates are difficult to make while the fighting is ongoing.
CNN: The church where Jimmy Carter taught Sunday school for decades marked his poignant absence this weekend as the former president receives end-of-life care.
Deseret News: Perspective: How Jimmy Carter became a national treasure
RNS: Bishop David O’Connell, 69, is known to have ministered to those affected by gang violence and poverty, and he was regarded as a “peacemaker” between rival gangs.
RNS: A professor and students at Harvard Kennedy School are joining forces with prominent Christian and Jewish organizations to develop a faith-based blueprint to advance the possibility of reparations for African Americans.
Christianity Today: The divisions between these “parties” are important. So are the divisions within them, writes Heath W. Carter in a review of “Christianity’s American Fate.”