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December 13, 2012

Thursday's News & Ideas

The pope's Twitter blessing: not absurd or boring to Filipino migrant workers
The (London) Guardian: Bored, rich westerners may mock, but so far Pope Benedict XVI has made a success of his account.

From gang member to hip-hop church leader
NPR: It may seem like a hip-hop show, but it's actually church.

Pastor Ed Dobson says survival with ALS is mixed blessing; he's sustained by faith and hope
Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press: Twelve years after diagnosis with ALS, Ed Dobson looks forward to another Christmas -- and hopes for many more.

Book review: A path to uniting Christians in common mission
United Methodist Reporter: In a remarkable new collection of Old Testament sermons, Fleming Rutledge calls for mainliners and evangelicals to realize their common identity in Christ.

Britain will miss Christianity when it's gone
The (London) Telegraph: Columnist fears that a Britain that is losing its faith is also losing some of its moral vocabulary.
The (London) Guardian: The church has blown it. England's ticked that box

The Spark

Re-creating the past one picture at a time
Around the Web countless photos have been posted of adults re-creating childhood pictures. But as Slate reports, Helsinki-based photographer Wilma Hurskainen turned the trend into an obsession, enrolling her three sisters and occasionally her parents to re-enact dozens of photos from their childhood.

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