RNS Morning Report: Beth Moore’s Ministry; Monsignor Frank Rossi; Reparations Request Refusal

Beth Moore speaks at Transformation Church, a nondenominational multiethnic evangelical megachurch near Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of Transformation Church

Need to know: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Teaching and Preaching

Beth Moore’s ministry reignites debate over whether women can preach

After suggesting on Twitter that she was spending Mother’s Day preaching at a church — though she did not use the word “preaching” — a crowd of prominent Southern Baptist men charged after her. More from Religion News Service

Addressing Abuse

Latest Catholic scandal spotlights questions of consent in priest-parishioner relationships

The fact that the accuser is an adult has not spared the church new scrutiny about its slowness to respond to sexual misconduct claims or about what experts have been quick to call confusion regarding what constitutes consent. More from Religion News Service

“Biblical Tithe“

Southern Baptist seminary denies request for reparations

EmpowerWest, a coalition of black and white pastors in Louisville, Ky., where the seminary is located, recently contacted seminary officials with their request. More from Religion News Service

Opportunity for Reflection

Amid Ramadan celebrations, Jordanians fear an uncertain future

In Jordan, young Muslims count their blessings during Ramadan but worry about the future. More from Religion News Service

Martini Judaism

What David Brooks could teach Howard Stern

Two Jewish media figures talk about the meaning of life. One of them is no surprise. The other...? Jeffrey Salkin writes. More from Religion News Service

Pride Month

Barack Obama sends sweet message to Sikh man wearing rainbow turban for pride

The former president thanked Jiwandeep Kohli “for everything you do to make this country a little more equal.” More from Huffpost

 

 

 

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