New today from the Century:
- Ronald Rittgers reviews Brad Gregory: "How has Western society become so fractious, polarized and secular? Why are we powerless to curb consumerism? Brad Gregory blames the Reformation." (subscription required)
- Steve Thorngate on the school shooting in California last week: "Teacher Ryan Heber is a hero to us men who aren’t willing to define our masculinity in terms of an instinct and ability to fight back."
- Lawrence M. Stratton blogs the lectionary: "The concept of the common good is a central theme of Roman Catholic social teaching, but is underutilized in Protestant discourse."
- "The pastor's wife reports to traffice school," a poem by Nola Garrett