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New today from the Century:

  • Stephanie Paulsell on the community worship life at Harvard Divinity School: "When I first came to Harvard, the weekly worship service was recognizably Protestant but flexible and welcoming. Over the years, our students have urged us toward new ways of gathering."


  • David Heim on Rick Santorum and subsidiarity: "The subsidiarity principle is far from a slam-dunk argument against state intervention in schools, corporations or families. It is, instead, an argument for appropriate state intervention. So what's appropriate?

  • Cynthia Weems's lectionary column for Sunday, January 22: "We read the gospel stories describing the call of the disciples and wonder many things:  Did it really happen this quickly? Were the fishermen that taken with Jesus, or were they so dissatisfied with fishing that they left in a rush to follow? Did neither father nor mother make a fuss about their departure?" (subscription required)

  • Steve Thorngate on campaign journalism and sports betting: "Along with the production demands of campaign journalism, political journalists--especially those with some space for opinion in their writing--have some additional incentives: at one level they're like gamblers, playing with not straight-up cash but the currency of their own credibility."

  • Lou Carlozo briefly reviews Mockingbird Time, by the Jayhawks, which often features "a slipstream, jangling rhythm that makes it a delight."

 

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