Thursday's News & Ideas - 10/25/2018

  • Common good & evangelicals
  • Noisy, chaotic church
  • Cory Booker & religious left
  • Non-clergy wedding officiants
  • Priest's tough commute
  • Good enough, key to greatness

Finding 'common good' among evangelicals in the political season
NPR: Vote Common Good is focusing on evangelicals and other Christian voters who feel out of place in President Trump's Republican Party.

Why I want my daughter to grow up in a noisy, chaotic Catholic Church
America: A silent church is a dead church because life makes joyful noise.

Cory Booker could be a candidate for the 'religious left'
Religion News Service: If he does run for president, Cory Booker may be one of the first Democratic candidates in decades to actively cultivate support from religious progressives.
Religion News Service: Full interview with Cory Booker: 'I'm calling for a revival of grace in this country'

What ever happened to clergy performing weddings?
Religion News Service: What happens when we willingly jettison traditions at the most sacred and most sensitive moments of life?

Is this the world's toughest commute?
BBC: In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250 meter cliff each day to reach his church.

The Spark

It's okay to be good and not great
It's a paradox, Outside reports. A good-enough mindset might be the key to being great and happy.

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