Tuesday's News & Ideas - 10/2/2018
- Christians & 'New Age' beliefs
- Christianity, gender & bigotry
- Nun film critic Q&A
- 'Red Hat Report'
- Hillsong & Bieber
- Doctors & poetry
'New Age' beliefs common among both religious and nonreligious Americans
Pew Research: Many U.S. Christians hold what are sometimes characterized as "New Age" beliefs -- including belief in reincarnation, astrology, psychics and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects like mountains or trees.
The forgotten struggle over gender and bigotry in Christianity
Religion Dispatches: History reminds us again and again that it's always been easier to believe in miracles, in virgin births and atoning deaths, than something so simple and basic as human solidarity.
Q & A with Sr. Rose Pacatte on the intersection of theology and film
Global Sisters Report: The best films reveal the longings of the human heart for God, says Sr. Rose Pacatte, film critic for The National Catholic Reporter.
Conservative Catholics are digging for dirt on American cardinals
Slate: Will the selection of the next pope become a political campaign, complete with smear tactics and soft money?
Hillsong: the evangelical megachurch that helped save Justin Bieber's soul -- and image
Vox: How Hillsong Church transformed Justin Bieber from a bad boy into a Christian family man.
How doctors use poetry
At Nautilus, Harvard medical student Danny W. Linggonegoro describes how he is learning to both treat and heal with the help of poetry.