Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Hopes for Welby
  • Liberal Catholics vs. bishops
  • End of evangelical dominance
  • Anne Lamott's secret prayer
  • Communications as ministry
  • Polaroid's world

Archbishop of Canterbury: 'You have no future in the Church'The (London) Telegraph: Justin Welby was once rejected for ordination. Now, as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, all hopes are pinned on him to unite the divided Anglican community.

Liberal Catholics use election results to battle bishopsCNN Belief blog: Emboldened by the election, liberal Catholic activists and groups are waging a campaign alleging that America's Catholic bishops are out of touch with Catholic laypeople.Religion News Service: Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

Election 2012 marks the end of evangelical dominance in politicsThe Atlantic: And that just might help save the evangelical movement.

Anne Lamott: My secret little prayerSalon: As Anne Lamott struggles to let go of her tabby and face life's disappointments, there's one word that will always ease her pain.

Speaking faithfully: Telling a story people hunger to hearDaily Episcopalian: The church has been agonizingly slow to realize that communications is a ministry in its own right, not simply a support for "real" ministry.

The Spark

It's Polaroid's world -- we just live in itIn 1970, Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid and the inventor of the instant camera, stood before a movie crew, laying out the idea he had been cultivating for the preceding 25 years. Though his name is largely forgotten today, Land had a surprisingly prescient view of the future, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Steve Jobs of his day, he invented not just instant photography but the culture that came with it.

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