Thursday's News & Ideas - 9/7/2017

  • UK underpinned by faith?
  • National Cathedral pulls Lee windows
  • Wendell Berry & the Given Life
  • Graham grandson in Unbroken sequel
  • Divided all the way down
  • Yesterland

Religion is on the decline -- yet our society is underpinned by faith
The Spectator: While fewer people in Britain call themselves Christian, it remains a country steeped in Christian values.

Washington National Cathedral to remove stained glass windows honoring Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson
The Washington Post: Confederate windows are probably the most prominent in an American sacred space.

'Wendell Berry and the Given Life': Q&A with Mary Berry
America: An interview with Mary Berry about a new book that is bringing her dad's work to a Catholic audience.

In 'Unbroken' movie sequel, Billy Graham will be played by his grandson, Will
The Charlotte Observer: Billy Graham will be portrayed by his own grandson, Will, in an upcoming movie about how Louie Zamperini embraced Christianity after returning from World War II.

American Christianity's divisions go all the way down
Religion News Service: The really interesting divisions are social-ethical-political. And they go all the way down, David Gushee says.

The Spark

Yesterland
When Disneyland opened in 1955, the future was exciting, optimistic, radiant, and at Tomorrowland, it was a place you could visit and enjoy, marveling at what was to come, Slate reports. So, how did Walt Disney's vision of a futuristic metropolis became a quaint symbol of a bygone era?

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