Monday's News & Ideas

  • Faith on Capitol Hill
  • Charles & Andy Stanley talk
  • Lamott interview
  • Sentenced to church
  • Schori: SC can't secede
  • Living without irony

Faith on the Hill: the religious composition of the 113th CongressPew Forum: Congress remains majority Protestant, but far less so than it was 50 years ago.

Two preaching giants and the 'betrayal' that tore them apartCNN: There's no father-son preaching duo quite like Charles and Andy Stanley. Neither man has ever fully explained the events that tore them apart 19 years ago -- until now.

Anne Lamott distills prayer into 'help, thanks, wow'NPR: Anne Lamott speaks with NPR's Renee Montagne about asking for guidance, offering gratitude and expressing wonder.

Teen sentenced to attend church as part of probation for DUI manslaughter convictionTulsa (Okla.) World: Muskogee teenager must go to church weekly as part of his deferred sentence for manslaughter tied to a DUI crash that killed his friend.

Episcopal leader says S.C. diocese can't secedeReligion News Service: Presiding Bishop says the Diocese of South Carolina can't unilaterally secede from the national church, and urges conservatives to stay despite disputes.

The Spark

How to live without ironyIrony is the ethos of our age, and a potentially toxic one at that, Christy Wampole writes at The New York Times' Opinionator blog. What would it take to overcome the cultural pull of irony?

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