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October 9, 2012

Tuesday's News & Ideas

As Protestants decline, those with no religion gain
USA Today: For decades, if not centuries, America's top religious brand has been "Protestant." No more.
CNN Belief blog: Survey: One in five Americans has no religion

Princeton Theological Seminary names new president
Planet Princeton: The Rev. M. Craig Barnes, a professor of pastoral theology and pastor of a large Pittsburgh congregation, has been named the seventh president of Princeton Theological Seminary.
United Methodist Reporter: Help wanted - seminary president of the future

Bishop's challenge to Cadbury over the colour purple
The (London) Telegraph: Bishop tells chocolate maker that claims rights to purple wrap, "Relax, smile, eat a few squares of your chocolate - and don't be so precious over purple."

The challenge of the gospel against the cult of the self
Australian Broadcasting Company: We believe we are better off with a private and self-made spirituality than with the wisdom which comes from God, says retiring Sydney bishop.

Pastor-in-training chooses Sin City church to develop her skills
Las Vegas Sun: Part of her ministry: to confront sex trafficking in Southern Nevada.

The Spark

Mandy Patinkin: 25 years after 'The Princess Bride,' he's not tired of that line
Twenty-five years later, Mandy Patinkin never grows bored when people come up to him and recite scenes from The Princess Bride. And that's true even when he hears the same dialogue over and over again - especially that one line. The one. You know the one. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

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