Monday digest

Subscribe by RSS feed: magazineblognewslink blog. See all feeds.

 

New today (and Friday) from the Century:

  • Jana Riess on Mormon assimilation: "Mormons are in the familiar situation of being on the defensive theologically and politically. But they are also in terra incognita: they are viewed as leading the way in preserving family values."

  • Peter Marty, do you love people? "A pastor 30 years older than I was interviewing me for my first parish assignment. His final question unsettled me." (subscription required)

  • David Heim comments on the fact that almost a third of wedding couples now choose to have a friend or family member preside: "While real ministers may publicly lament this sign of decreasing religiosity, many are no doubt secretly happy to be involved in fewer weddings with couples who have no religious inclinations."

  • Harold Bush reviews Susan Harris's book on American involvement in the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century: "Once upon a time, there was a large, wealthy and powerful country that wanted to help a smaller, struggling, powerless country find a pathway into a more stable, democratic, freedom-loving and civilized future." (subscription required)

  • David Lewicki wants to know what class you are: "I always assumed we were 'upper middle class' with middle-class sensibilities. In fact, we probably started that way. But by the time I graduated from high school...we were probably rich."

  • Clay Oglesbee blogs the lectionary: "Texts about "striving" make me itch. They bring to mind our own cultural commitments to speak about lifting ourselves by our own bootstraps to reach high goals."

 

In the news:

 

Links from elsewhere:

Join the Conversation via Facebook

To post a comment, log inregister, or use the Facebook comment box.