Monday's News & Ideas
- The common good
- Archbishop as papa
- Torch passed
- Bishop Bledsoe reinstated
- Karen King in spotlight
- When leaders die in battle
What's so great about 'the common good'?Christianity Today: Andy Crouch on why Christians need to revive the historically rich phrase.
As the CofE's top man, Justin Welby must cope with our infantile projectionsThe (London) Guardian: Freud was not wrong when he explained the need for God in terms of the child's need for a father figure.
Generational shift in black Christianity comes to HarvardThe New York Times: On a brilliant fall morning, a torch of black Christianity was passed to another minister, scholar and son of Atlanta.
Bishop Bledsoe reinstatedUnited Methodist Reporter: The Judicial Council of the UMC reinstates to active status Bishop Earl Bledsoe, finding that his involuntary retirement violated fair process.
Harvard divinity professor relishes adventure, researchThe Boston Globe: Jesus finding puts scholar Karen King in spotlight.
When leaders die in battle: what it means for the soldiers who live onIt's a situation unfathomable to most in the civilian world, but one the military takes for granted. This is the timeless nature of armies and war, Brian Mockenhaup writes in the Atlantic: Soldiers die, and soldiers under them take their place .
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