Tuesday's News & Ideas - 11/14/2017

  • Moore a man of Christian values?
  • CoE targets anti-LGBT bullying
  • Why executives fail to execute strategy
  • Museum of the Bible to open in D.C.
  • Retirement is the real world
  • Can a robot join the faith?

Some Alabama evangelicals see Roy Moore as a man of Christian values. Others are torn.
The Washington Post: Some point to Moore’s past actions, which suggest an unrelenting devotion to the Bible: Moore’s belief in the supremacy of a Christian God over the Constitution, his rebellion while a judge against same-sex marriages, his lamenting of the removal of God from schools and public life. Other evangelicals, though, feel the allegations force them to make an uncomfortable decision.
The Washington Post: Roy Moore allegations prompt reflections on fundamentalist culture in which some Christian men date teens

In guidance to teachers, Church of England targets anti-LGBT bullying
NPR: The Church of England is advising teachers to allow and encourage children to explore their gender identity.

Executives fail to execute strategy because they’re too internally focused
Harvard Business Review: A full 61% of executives said they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced upon being appointed to senior leadership roles. It’s no surprise, then, that 50%–60% of executives fail within the first 18 months of being promoted or hired.

In the Capitol’s shadow, massive Museum of the Bible readies for opening
Religion News Service: The 430,000-square-foot museum with a view of the U.S. Capitol is meant to fascinate, educate and -- depending on your point of view -- evangelize.

Retirement is 'the real world' for me
National Catholic Reporter: Life outside of a rectory is much more like the lives of the average lay person than life inside the protective cocoon of church institutions.

The Spark

Can a robot join the faith?
Could Sophia Robot, recently granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, be considered Muslim, or Christian, or Jewish, or Buddhist, or Jain? Could Sophia, or somebot like her, be raised within, or convert into, and practice a faith? And, if so, could a robot serve as a rabbi or imam, or as Pope?

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