Tuesday's News & Ideas
- Mormon lens on US history
- What's up with boards?
- Does President's faith matter?
- Big church, little church
- Pope appoints orthodoxy head
- Just hanging out
The Mormon lens on American historyThe New York Times: A growing cadre of young scholars of Mormonism are enjoying their own turn in the sun, and not just on the nation's op-ed pages.Reuters: Mormons quit church in mass resignation ceremony
What's up with boards these days?Inside Higher Ed: Trustees are different than they used to be, and U.Va.-like clashes will be more common.
Why a president's faith may not matterCNN Belief blog: We're accustomed to presidential displays of piety but historians say a president's faith is no sure guide to how he will govern.
With health-care battle not yet over, Obama must reach out to religious leadersWashington Post: After Supreme Court ruling, furious popular and religious antipathy against the law continues.
Big church, little church: Largest UM congregation helps strugglersUnited Methodist Reporter: Program uses success of nation's largest United Methodist church to breathe life into small UM churches facing hardships.
Pope taps German theologian to head orthodoxy office; Mueller a friend of liberation theologyAssociated Press: Pope names Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller to head the Vatican's orthodoxy office he presided over for nearly a quarter-century enforcing Catholic doctrine.
World explorer discovers people 'hanging out'The divide between leisure and work that defines our lives is really a Western thing, cultural anthropologist Wade Davis tells Geez magazine. "In traditional cultures there is no separation between work and leisure, there is only life."
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