Tuesday's News & Ideas
Modern hymn writers aim to take back Sunday
NPR: The hymn is getting more love from modern worship leaders, even if it's just tagging a new praise song with a classic chorus.
For some converts, Ramadan is the loneliest time of year
Religion News Service: Ramadan is the most social month of the Muslim year, but many American converts to Islam break the daily fast alone, often in front of the TV set.
The Economist: The effectiveness of the Catholic-evangelical axis may be compromised by a deepening ideological fissure within the evangelical camp.
Joel Hunter pays a price for political activism
Religion News Service: The Rev. Joel Hunter discovers there's a price to pay for becoming the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics. "There is no such thing as safe leadership."
Possessed: Polish flock to Mass conducted by exorcist
Spiegel: Followers of a charismatic Ugandan priest, famed for his talents as an exorcist, packed a Warsaw stadium this weekend.
Our genes and our culture tell us to live as long as possible -- even when living is misery. At Aeon magazine, writer Rhys Southan asks, should we listen?
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