Oct 20, 2011 by Steve Thorngate
New today from the Century:
- Tom Long on male church attendance: "Men and the church are often at odds. Sadly, many of the reasons researchers give for this are as insulting as they are misguided."
- Deb Bendis talks to Shane Claiborne about Occupy Wall Street: "Occupy Wall Street may not come up with solutions, but at least it is asking the right questions in a nonviolent setting. I don't believe that love can be forced, but I believe it can be provoked."
- David Heim considers mainline demographics: "Data about aging mainliners concentrate the mind. And foster desperate searches for the elusive magical formula that will reach young adults."
- Lil Copan on artwork by Claire Rosean, which "packs a psychological wallop that leaves viewers confused and uneasy." (subscription required)
In the news:
- Amid stress of protests, St. Paul's mulls closing
- Family behind 'Big Love' comes out from the shadows
- D.C. pastor to lead Democrats' faith outreach
- What would Jesus laugh at? A lot, says Colbert's 'chaplain'
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