Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Social media oversight
  • Greater role for Mormon women?
  • Canada, Switzerland & religion
  • Bible-Belt pastor to atheist
  • To innovate, end blame
  • Sound of a dying star

Churches lag in social media oversightAssociated Baptist Press: Churches without policies governing online activity risk embarrassment, or worse.

Mormon women seeking middle groundReligion News Service: Growing group of Mormon women crave a more engaged and visible role for women in the Mormon church.

Is religion in Canada on the way out?Mennonite World Review: Religion in Canada seems to be on the way out. Or is it?Swiss Info: Swiss keep religion at a distance

From Bible-Belt pastor to atheist leaderThe New York Times: In a small town in the heart of the Bible Belt, a Pentecostal pastor could no longer hide his disbelief.

To encourage innovation, eradicate blameFast Company: Leaders who take a more constructive approach to failure can begin eliminating the fear, reticence, and inertia that plagues many organizations.

The Spark

The sound of a dying starWhen a star gets consumed by a black hole ... what, exactly, does that sound like? Well, nothing, officially: There's no sound in space. But as the Atlantic reports, astronomers wondered anyway what would it sound like? It turns out, something like D-sharp.

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