Monday's News & Ideas - 8/6/2018
- New Hybels accusations
- Bolz-Weber leaves her church
- Duke Div dean steps down
- How religion changed in 1968
- Hymnbook history
- Podcast bros fill the gap
He's a superstar pastor. She worked for him and says he groped her repeatedly.
The New York Times: Former assistant is not the first to accuse Bill Hybels of wrongdoing, though her charges are more serious than what has been reported before.
Christianity Today: Hybels heir quits Willow as new accusations arise before global leadership summit
Headed for a larger stage, Nadia Bolz-Weber leaves her 'house' in order
Religion News Service: Seen as a tattooed rebel when she founded Denver's House for All Saints and Sinners, Nadia Bolz-Weber leaves her church a decade later as a model for mainline Protestant outreach.
Duke Divinity School dean steps down as diversity struggle continues
Religion News Service: Duke Divinity School's first woman dean, Elaine Heath, has stepped down after a brief and rocky two-year tenure marked by student protests and struggles to build diversity on campus.
The religious world changed in 1968, but not in the ways we think
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Media and academics in the late 1960s wanted a progressive, secular-leaning, ecumenical future, and wrote as if it was inevitable, says Philip Jenkins.
What we lose when hymnbooks disappear
Christianity Today: "The Hymnal: A Reading History" is the only large-scale history and literary reading of hymnals, those "small companion[s]" that traveled with parishioners from church, home, and school
The podcast bros want to optimize your life
At The New York Times, Molly Worthen writes that podcasters have become a significant cultural phenomenon, spiritual entrepreneurs who are filling the gap left as traditional religious organizations erode and modernity frays our face-to-face connections with communities and institutions.