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November 26, 2012

Monday's News & Ideas

Almost half the lay members who voted against female bishops were women
The (London) Guardian: Records show 33 of 74 laity who voted against female bishops were women. Internal memo says CoE needs radical new strategy.

At Central Moravian, the new face of an old church
The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call: Jamaican pastor chosen to lead United States' oldest Moravian congregation, reflecting changing demographics of worldwide Moravian communion.

Chronological New Testament offers study tool
United Methodist Reporter: Marcus Borg's new book does scholars, preachers and Bible students a great service by reordering the New Testament in the order the books were written.

Kim Kardashian's mercy mission to the Middle East
The (London) Guardian: Prayer takes many forms, and one of the newest is the Celebrity Prayer, which takes place not in a church or in solitude, but on Twitter.

Post-election fight over the 'evangelical' brand
Christianity Today: Jim Daly, other leaders want "evangelical" to be less about politics.

The Spark

The worst is yet to come
Never in our history have Americans been so fearful; never, objectively speaking, have we been so safe, the Wall Street Journal reports. So what are we all so frightened of? Encyclopedia Paranoiaca offers a tongue-in-cheek catalogue of what to worry about in an age when Americans have never been so safe.

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