New today from the Century:
- Mary Anderson's lectionary column for Sunday, October 9: "If you wrestle with this Matthean parable through the night, it'll leave
you limping by morning. Martin Luther didn't like preaching on it, and
worshipers in early October won't be in the mood for its judgment." (subscription required)
- Tony Robinson reviews three books on dementia and caregiving: "My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 80.
Had I read these new books, I might have been more helpful to him in that difficult moment." (subscription required)
- David Heim asks whether Constantinianism is all bad: "Don't
Christians want people in power to embrace Christianity and Christian values?
Is it a bad thing if they do? Is it impossible or meaningless for them to try?"
- I link to Justice Scalia's bizarro JFK moment
In the news:
- Update: Church/jail sentencing program under review
- Synagogues adjust ticket policies for High Holy Days
- Christians outraged as BBC drops B.C./A.D. dating method
- Dead Sea Scrolls now available online
- TV's favorite serial killer finds religion
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