WASHINGTON (RNS) John M. Templeton Jr., a pediatric surgeon who left medicine behind to carry on his father’s passion for pursuing “new spiritual information” through the sciences as president and chairman of the Templeton Foundation, has died. He was 75.
(The Christian Science Monitor) Southeast Asia is facing its worst migration crisis since the years following the end of the Vietnam War. With thousands of Rohingya refugees stuck at sea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have resorted to playing what a humanitarian agency calls “maritime ping-pong with human lives.”
(RNS) The sprinkling-style baptism of a Dayton, Ohio, infant—a scene heartwarming and commonplace for Catholics and many mainline Protestants—is touching off accusations of doctrinal heresy in the evangelical world.