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New today (and yesterday) from the Century:

  • Martin Copenhaver on Rembrandt and the incarnation: "Rem­brandt's meditations on Jesus' face reflect momentous changes in his faith—and in how people of his time envisioned Jesus."

  • Bill Goettler blogs the lectionary: "In October, a newly formed Right to Life group sponsored a week-long conference, entitled 'Abortion and Feminism,' on the campus of Yale Divinity School. The pro-choice posters posted by the Students for Reproductive Justice made it clear that seminarians are not of one mind on the issue."

  • Steve Thorngate on Fox News's claim that the Muppets are brainwashing our children: "The Muppets villain Tex Richman isn't a Muppet. He's a human character, played by Chris Cooper. I know, it's hard to find time to fact-check when you're busy politicizing the Muppets."

  • Steve Vineberg reviews the film remake of the musical adaptation of the 1984 film Footloose: "The problem is that the material is still Footloose."

  • Nancy Janisch on physics and faith: "One of the things people say about Christianity is that Christians believe odd, impossible things. And well, they’re right."


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