New today from the Century:
- Roger Owens and Tony Robinson on the dark night of the church: "Maybe what sociologists call mainline decline is God pulling us away from external things so we can rediscover our union with God in love."
- Thomas Jay Oord on open theology and the Bible
- Debra Bendis on Louise Erdrich's new book
- "A voice transfigured in winter," a poem by Richard Rene