New today from the Century:
- John Buchanan on friendship at the Association of Theological Schools: "What is it about theological educators that allows them to get along with civility and respect in spite of wide theological diversity?" (subscription required)
- Steve Thorngate on "the middle class," population almost everyone: "Obama's tax proposal is good short-term policy and smart politics. But it irks me every time I hear him define the middle class so expansively."
- MaryAnn McKibben Dana on why her kid won't swim the Olympics
- Jennifer Moland-Kovash's lectionary column for Sunday, July 22 (subscription required)
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