Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Re-branding hard to do
  • Following the leader
  • Saving Salvation Mountain
  • Women struggle in CoE
  • Michigan prayer station
  • Add milk for creativity

Re-branding a religion is hard to do, and not always successfulReligion News Service: Did leaders of the SBC hurt their missionary cause by opting not to change the denomination's name to something a bit more, well, marketable?

Following the leaderInside Higher Ed: Mentorship a key role for Gordon College president.

Salvation Mountain is missing its guiding spiritLos Angeles Times: With its creator now in a convalescent home, Salvation Mountain now needs its own salvation from the desert's blistering heat and fearsome windstorms.

'Even outstanding women struggle to rise in the C of E'The (London) Independent: Female bishops are on the cards, but the rank and file believe they are excluded from the top jobs.The (London) Guardian: The women who oppose female bishops

Michigan 'prayer station' volunteers are political doubting ThomasesWashington Post: It is not easy to be God's receptionists in the auto-plant suburbs of Detroit.

Your Lent prayers online or on paperThe (London) Telegraph: Sacred Mysteries: what the internet can offer in support of prayer in the run-up to Easter.

The Spark

Thinking creatively: just add milkWant to boost your creativity? Tomorrow morning, pour some milk into an empty bowl, and then add the cereal, Miller-McCune reports. That may sound, well, flaky. But according to a newly published study, preparing a common meal in reverse order may stimulate innovative thinking.

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