New today from the Century:
- Tom Long on worship and the absurd: "I recently learned that 'Onward Christian Soldiers' can speak truth—when it's not a display of militarism but just patently ridiculous."
- Amy Frykholm talks to Scott Anderson of the Wisconsin Council of Churches: "I hope the shootings in Oak Creek will lead to interfaith education around the state. There is a hunger for this kind of engagement."
- Rebecca Barrett-Fox reviews Robert Wuthnow: "Kansas politics are often polarizing and angry—and rooted at least rhetorically in conservative Christianity. If this situation seems dire, Robert Wuthnow provides encouraging news." (subscription required)
- Audrey West blogs the lectionary: "This week's Gospel text is about consumption that gives life rather than taking it away."
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