Monday's News & Ideas

  • New strategy on women bishops?
  • New face of old Moravian church
  • Chronological New Testament
  • Celebrity Prayer
  • Post-election evangelical brand
  • What to worry about

Almost half the lay members who voted against female bishops were womenThe (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 churchThe (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 toolUnited 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 EastThe (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' brandChristianity Today: Jim Daly, other leaders want "evangelical" to be less about politics.

The Spark

The worst is yet to comeNever 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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