Reading the headlines through a Gospel worldview 12-9-2019December 9, 2019
Must Christian Higher Education give up its distinctively Christian commitments to accommodate LGBTQ identifying and allied students? That is the argument made by David Gushee in a Religion News piece entitled, Christian Higher Ed Can’t Win the LGBTQ debate unless it transforms.
Is the Fairness for All Act proposed in U.S. Congress really fair for all? Carmen’s short answer: no. You can hear Carmen’s commentary on the topic here and Dr. Albert Mohler’s thorough treatment of the topic here. You can read The Gospel Coalition splainer here and the Colson Center’s John Stonestreet here.
Reading in for this week’s conversations:
Major changes reported in the latest from those who study philanthropy, charitable giving and religion in America. Read the source document here. The bottom line: as those who are religiously affiliated continues to decline, so too does charitable giving – across all sectors. One paragraph sums it up: “Philanthropy continues to play a key role in America, amidst economic volatility, demographic shifts, and changing ideas about religious beliefs. A range of shared problems and needs as a society necessitate new approaches to meet multifaceted challenges. Factors that traditionally influenced one’s likelihood of giving such as income, education, homeownership, marital status, and religious affiliation dynamically interact with national economic trends and societal forces of increasing diversity and changing gender roles. Together, all these factors create a progressively more complex picture of American philanthropy.”
and….we all need to be read-in on the impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress.