Tuesday's News & Ideas
Worshippers' digital distraction may not be all bad
Religion News Service: For many bored churchgoers, fiddling with smartphones or computer tablets is the 21st-century equivalent of playing tic-tack-toe or dozing off during services.
Funerals at home
Daily Episcopalian: The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp recently presided at a tiny home funeral, and says it was more intimate and powerful than any funeral she has ever been part of.
A true leader is an aggressive listener
Big Think: Leadership isn't about having all the answers, but having the right questions and an ability to listen and work collaboratively.
The faux religion of Steve Jobs
CNN Belief blog: Forget the forbidden fruit logo and the cult of Apple jokes. The legacy of Steve Jobs is anything but religious.
Map: What religion does your member of Congress identify with?
BuzzFeed: A breakdown of Congress' religious makeup.
Saying goodbye to my child, the youngster
Michael Gerson put on his best face when he and his wife recently dropped off their son as a freshman at college. But, as he writes at the Washington Post, "it was the worst thing that time has done to me so far ."
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