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March 26, 2012

Monday's News & Ideas

The Anglican church can start afresh
The (London) Guardian: Recent vote against the Anglican covenant is hugely significant. But are the bishops ready to listen?
The (London) Telegraph: The Church is torn between new mods and old rockers
The (London) Telegraph: Twitter users invited to help choose the new Archbishop of Canterbury

Secularised society 'not entirely a bad thing'
Irish Times: Growing secularization in Irish society is "not entirely a bad thing", says the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin.

Fixing adult formation
Daily Episcopalian: Instead of wringing our hands about the state of adult faith formation, we should realize that a significant effort is happening online.

Evangelicals seek positive change
USA Today: Not far below the surface, change is afoot in the ranks of a once-reliable GOP voting bloc and around that term, "evangelical."

Rethinking his religion
The New York Times: Frank Bruni reconnects with a college acquaintance whose life turned out much different than either had expected.

FAST finds power in faith and in numbers
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times: The acronyms hint at a mission: PEACE in Polk County, HOPE in Hillsborough and FAST in Pinellas.

The Spark

Extremely loud and incredibly unsafe
Writer A. J. Jacobs has become aware lately of just how loud our world is. The chirping text messages, the droning airplanes, the flatulent trucks, the howling cable pundits, the chiming MacBooks. And noise is no minor nuisance, he writes in the Wall Street Journal. It is one of the great underappreciated health hazards of our time -- the secondhand smoke of our ears.

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