New today from the Century:
- G. Jeffrey MacDonald on Miroslav Volf meeting some evangelical critics: "Volf believes that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. On November 3 he took that argument to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary." (subscription required)
- Carol Howard Merritt on "scrappers," who "have learned to work outside of institutional structures in order to get stuff done."
- Christine Chakoian's lectionary column for Sunday, November 27: "The disconnect between church and secular calendars may never be greater than on the first Sunday in Advent. The irony is that both ostensibly share the same goal: preparing the world for Christmas." (subscription required)
- Debra Bendis on Ron Rash's latest set of short stories: "Rash writes stories that have as much impact as any I've read; those in this collection often left me feeling as if I'd been kicked."