New today: Pentecostalism, Islam, and social change; blogging the lectionary; first steps for adults
New today from the Century
Sects without tradition, by Phil Jenkins. The story of Pentecostalism and social change is now familiar. What's surprising is how closely it echoes trends in modern Islam.
Blogging toward Sunday: Welcome across race, by Luke A. Powery. I almost called a sermon on Romans 12:9-21 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" The 1967 film was bold at the time in positively presenting interracial marriage.
First steps, by Martha-Lynn Corner. One thing we adults don't think about very often is that while we are raising our children, we are still raising ourselves.
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Tyranny by definition (Romans 12:9-21), by David K. Popham
The ordinary saves, by Cindy Brandt