Monday's News & Ideas - 7/1/2019

  • ECC expels affirming church
  • First Things nationalism
  • CoE social media guide
  • ‘Mormon’ no more
  • Catholic burn out
  • Missing the metaphor

Evangelical denomination expels entire congregation over LGBT policy
Religion News Service: For the first time in its 134-year history, the Evangelical Covenant Church has voted to remove a congregation from its roster over its position on LGBTQ inclusion.

Imagining post-Trump nationalism
The Atlantic: The small conservative magazine First Things aims to reclaim what has become a dirty word in the Trump era.

Archbishop of Canterbury warns against ‘alternative facts’ online
The Guardian: Church of England publishes its first social media guidelines to create kinder atmosphere.

‘Mormon’ no more: Faithful reflect on church’s move to scrap a moniker
The New York Times: For the Latter-day Saints faithful, a shift away from a longtime name has meant lighthearted screw-ups, logistical complications and reflections on identity.

When professional Catholics burn out
America: Kaya Oakes was not burned out from Catholicism; she was burned out from being a professional Catholic.

The Spark

Sweetness and strangeness
In our image-saturated, over-sped world, we are losing the imaginative power to create and find meaning through metaphor, Aeon says.

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