Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Christianity born again
  • Fried chicken feast
  • Contraception & religious freedom
  • Religious freedom & religious power
  • Motivate me

How Christianity is being savedPatheos: Across the spectrum of denominational divisions -- and often in defiance of left/right divisions -- Christianity is getting born again in America, says Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

US feasts on fried chicken in same-sex marriage rowAFP: Thousands of Americans turned out Wednesday to feast on fried chicken in a politically-charged show of support for a family owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage.

Does the contraception mandate really kill religious freedom?Religion News Service: Policy requiring birth control coverage in health insurance policies took effect yesterday, sparking apocalyptic warnings from conservative activists and some faith groups.

Dutchman builds replica Noah's Ark after flood dreamCNN: A Dutchman has built a replica of Noah's Ark to biblical proportions, following a dream his homeland would be flooded.

Why are secular businesses claiming religious rights?The Atlantic: A new federal court ruling represents an ominous legal trend: Religious freedom is morphing into religious power.

The Spark

Just try to motivate me!!!"Keep Calm and Carry On" is the most famous motivational poster, with "Tomorrow is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life" a close second. But back in the 1910s through the 1930s, motivation was in its golden years, imprint reports. How did industrialists and business leaders get the most productivity out of their workers? Through a barrage of motivational posters.

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