New today from the Century:
- Walter Brueggemann reviews Nicholas Wolterstorff, who "rejects egoism, eudaemonism and utilitarianism as inadequate ways to think about the practice of well-being." (subscription required)
- Katherine Willis Pershey considers when and how to have her children baptized: "I was ordained to the Disciples denomination. But I'm serving in a congregation of the UCC, and the plan is to be here for a good long while. So what to do about baptizing our children?"
- Bill Goettler's lectionary column for Sunday, December 4: "I saw Danny this week. He was walking down Church Street in downtown New Haven, pretending he had somewhere to go. I knew better." (subscription required)
- Steve Thorngate highlights another sad story in Penn State's wake: "Blaming a victim for sexual violence--and for the inconvenience of addressing it instead of pretending it never happened--is par for the course, football or no football."
- Looking for Catholic art? Fundamentalist Bob Jones University has it
- Bob Jones University questions 'fundamentalist' label
- Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to 'come out'
- Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law retires from prominent post
- Faith groups oppose proposed cluster bomb accord
- Pope Benedict XVI calls for 'reconciliation' in Africa
- Religious groups spend nearly $400 million on D.C. advocacy
- Angry churches pull money from big banks