New today from the Century:
- Bill McKibben on the tar sands protests: "When news came out that Obama would get to
approve or block a pipeline linking Texas
refineries to the tar sands of Alberta, it was clear that it was time for
more than words."
- Mary Anderson blogs the lectionary: "Preachers
and teachers are really missing those summer days when we got to preach on
wonderful parables about mustard seeds and loaves of yeast bread. Now it's
judgment-parable season, and many of us wish we were on vacation."
- I briefly review the Son Lux album We Are Rising: "Earlier this year, NPR's All Songs Considered solicited Ryan Lott, aka Son Lux, for an experiment: could he write and record an album in one month?"
In the news:
- Catholic bishops up the ante in fight with Obama
- New Calif. law prohibits circumcision bans
- Atheists say cancer volunteering thwarted
- As network turns 50, Robertson bows out of politics
- Christian leaders plot ecumenical future in Indonesia
Links from elsewhere:
- Occupy Wall Street FAQ
- Introducing the Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism
- Save the altar girls
- Congrats to the first openly gay parent in Congress, Rep. Jared Polis
- A good suggestion for Mitt Romney
- How Yelp is killing chain restaurants
- What if Chris Christie were gay?
- Professional tea party cashes in
- A visual representation of nuclear explosions around the world