Monday's News & Ideas - 7/10/2017

  • Tale of two church soundtracks
  • Welby on parish priest stress
  • Young people in leadership
  • Survival of Russell Moore
  • Vatican: no gluten-free communion
  • Millennial bashing nothing new

A tale of two soundtracks
Religion News Service: Two musical events serve as a musical microcosm of the divide among Christians between Christian nationalism and Christian globalism. There are competing versions of public religiosity at work.

Being parish priest was my most stressful job, says Justin Welby
The (London) Guardian: Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England, has said the most stressful job he has done was as a parish priest, and that clergy need to be better supported.

Do young people run your diocese?
U.S. Catholic: Young qualified Catholics don't need to earn their stripes before taking on church leadership roles.

The survival of a Southern Baptist who dared to oppose Trump
CNN: Russell Moore was the most prominent anti-Trump voice in his denomination. It almost cost him his job.

Gluten-free bread is toast at holy communion: Vatican
CBC: The Vatican has outlawed gluten-free bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic mass, but says low-gluten hosts can be used -- so long as there is enough protein in the wheat to make it without additives.

The Spark

Millennial bashing in medieval times
As a millennial and a teacher of millennials, Eric Weiskott is growing weary of think pieces blaming his generation for messing everything up. As he writes at The Conversation, the idea that young people are ruining society is nothing new.

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