New today from the Century:
- The editors on the situation at St. Paul's Cathedral: "Church leaders can appreciate the challenges that St. Paul's has faced. Yet there is something profoundly right about a moral protest in a cathedral courtyard."
- Martin Marty's seven-word gospel: "God, through Jesus Christ, welcomes you anyhow."
- Christine Chakoian blogs the lectionary: "I need constant reminders of what counts and what doesn't. Thank God for my friends who are more faithful than I am."
- John Petrakis reviews Melancholia: "Lars von Trier has been churning out grim tales of human frailty and moral depravity for almost 20 years. His latest is a disturbing tale of personal pain juxtaposed with an eerie end-of-the-world story." (subscription required)