Thursday's News & Ideas
- Papal tweets & the faithful
- Hip-hop church
- Dobson sustained by faith & hope
- OT path to uniting Christians
- More on UK Christianity
- Sisters re-creating the past
The pope's Twitter blessing: not absurd or boring to Filipino migrant workersThe (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 leaderNPR: 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 hopeGrand 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 missionUnited 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 goneThe (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
Re-creating the past one picture at a timeAround 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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