New today from the Century:
- Robert Westbrook on why there was no new New Deal: "In 2008. both enthusiasts and enemies of a new New Deal misjudged Obama. They also misjudged the circumstances he faced." (subscription required)
- Diane Roth honors workers: "Lack of respect for different kinds of work is everywhere; it's not just
the man who thinks that I have an 'easy job' as a pastor."
- Theodore Wardlaw on preaching on 9/11/11: "Of the texts appointed for Sunday, the tenth anniversary of
what we now simply call 9/11, the Old Testament reading seems most capable of
responding to the range of emotions we may feel as we remember the atrocities
of that day."
- Wardlaw's magazine lectionary column for next Sunday, September 18: When we speak of manna from heaven, we usually do so with a big helping of irony." (subscription required)
Links from elsewhere:
- Strong Labor Day column by E.J. Dionne, drawing from Lincoln and John Paul II
- A reconciliation focus in Libya
- A brush with a young suicide
- The Logan Airport workers who made it home on 9/11 but were scarred by the day's events
- Ten years of religious discrimination
- Sperm donors and the possibility of accidental incest
- Well, that's a relief: Jesus' Facebook fans are "most engaged."
- Classic books (very) briefly summarized