New today from the Century:
- Benjamin Dueholm on monogamy, law and gospel and sex columnist Dan Savage
- Emlynn Ott's lectionary column for Sunday, August 21 (subscription required)
- K. M. Camper on social media and decentralized church authority
- Melissa Florer-Bixler on being called vs. converted to adopting children
In the news:
- Is the Islamic terrorism threat overblown?
- London vigil walkers call for peace as violence spreads
- Catholic priest faces expulsion for supporting women's ordination
- Religious restrictions increased for 2 billion, study says
- Teen star Bieber not afraid to use the 'J' word
Links from elsewhere:
- Like Rate My Professors, but for priests
- Political writer Jonathan Chait on missing the moral issues in favor of the political ones
- The Guardian's question this week: Is America still Christian?
- Mark O. Hatfield and the politics of an earlier era