Friday's News & Ideas
- Religion & the shutdown to come
- Church stereotypes, Googled
- Swedish elk head pastor
- Hispanic nones
- Depression & God
- Martin, Stradivarius of guitars
Shutdown is over, but there will be a next timeReligion Dispatches: There will be a next time and a next time until an alternate vision of society stirs hearts, minds and votes for a better America.
Church stereotypes, according to GoogleChristianity Today: What millions and millions of searches reveal about Internet users' perceptions.
Pastor dons antlers for Swedish elk hunt sermonThe Local (Sweden): Parishioners in central Sweden got a shock when the female pastor and newly licensed hunter conducting the town's annual "elk hunt sermon" appeared wearing some unusual headwear.
Hispanics increasingly identify as 'nones'Religion News Service: The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the number of Hispanic evangelicals, a new study has found.
Darkness as my constant companionThe (London) Guardian: We all have to cope with dark feelings at times and, for Giles Fraser, God is the name of the struggle, the question not the answer.
Roll over, StradivariusFor guitar aficionados, a visit to the C. F. Martin & Company factory is akin to a religious experience, The New York Times reports. A new book argues that the company's founder was not only a craftsman and entrepreneur, but also a design and technology innovator of the first order. As a co-editor said, the Martin guitar "deserves to be adjacent to a Stradivarius violin."
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