Day: August 3, 2014

Single mothers in ministry

As denominations continue to support women in ordained ministry, some churches are beginning to witness-and support-single mothers in ministry: “There’s nothing that points up the traditional conflicts that religious groups have put forward between ordination and womanhood than motherhood,” said Ann D. Braude, director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School. …

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Rock star pastors vs. the Internet

In a USA Today column, Tom Krattenmaker examines the increased scrutiny celebrity pastors face in the age of social media as increased demands for transparency expose problems: Now, however, there’s a wild card that older-school religious celebrities did not have to contend with. Thanks to the Internet, any disgruntled current or former follower can write …

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