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January 28, 2013

Monday's News & Ideas

Religion comes to Davos Forum
Associated Press: Who created Davos, and why does it exist? Questions about God and religion were rife at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this year.

Justin Welby: from mammon to man of God
The (London) Guardian: After his enthronement next week, the new archbishop of Canterbury will need all his smart business skills -- honed while an oil executive -- to unite the worldwide Anglican communion.

Rev. Lillian Daniel on "Spiritual But Not Religious"
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly: Lillian Daniel has had enough of outsiders who bash the church, and of church people who don't protest.

Generation Wesley -- John Wesley Fellows keep founder's flame alive
United Methodist Reporter: John Wesley is long gone, but a fellowship program bearing his name is going strong and helping to keep his approach to theology alive.

Immigration reform
Sightings: Recent joiners to the debate over immigration reform may or may not be friendly to religion, but they see business reasons to "welcome the stranger."

The Spark

Push-button promises
Big thinkers have been selling the push-button as the key to the future since way before the Jetsons, Pacific Standard magazine reports. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the push-button became the perfect symbol of modernity. Just push a button , and it's all done automatically!

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