Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Who would Jesus vote for?
  • Gay marriage arguments
  • Report confessions of abuse?
  • How to make employees miserable
  • Stolen heart
  • You'll always sound precocious

Who would Jesus vote for?CNN Belief blog: Whose candidacy would the king of kings endorse?

Marriage is a blessing, not a fortress that must be stormedThe (London) Telegraph: The demand for gay equality threatens to undermine our most valuable institution.The (London) Telegraph: Gay marriage and Catholics

Should clergy report confessions of child abuse?The Atlantic: It's a dilemma that crosses denominations. And the laws can be surprisingly inconsistent.

How to completely, utterly destroy an employee's work lifeWashington Post: What's the key to making employees miserable on the job? Keep them from making progress in meaningful work.

Transition to Christianity: Art of late antiquityCommonweal: Exhibition at Onassis Cultural Center offers an almost tactile experience of Christian lived religion in a period of great cultural transition.

Dublin cathedral pleads for return of 884-year-old heartCNN Belief blog: Dublin cathedral asks anyone with information on the missing preserved heart of the city's patron saint step forward.

The Spark

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: What does it mean?Robert B Sherman, half of the famous songwriting duo behind a string of Disney musical hits, died Monday in London at 86. One of his most famous co-creations was the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. As every child knows, if you say the word loudly enough, you'll always sound precocious, BBC magazine reports. Few neologisms have become so ingrained in the language and elicit such affection. What's the story behind it?

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