New today from the Century:
- Valerie Weaver-Zercher reviews Nina Sankovitch and Alice Ozma: "If reading is hunting and gathering, then these memoirs are dispatches
from two foragers, notes regarding the labors and satisfactions of
subsisting on books."
- John Dart reviews the implications of some of the CEB's translation decisions: "Whenever a new Bible translation comes out, questions arise about
changes to familiar passages. I was pleased to see the CEB use the word 'disciple' to refer to the mysterious young man who appears in Mark 14:51-52,
after the 12 disciples desert Jesus and run away."
- Kathleen Norris responds to our seven-word-gospel challenge: "God is love: This is no joke."
- Steve Thorngate posts a great Occupy Wall Street commentary by Jay Smooth, who says this: "I love watching [media figures] pretend it’s just a bunch of hippies who don’t
matter because they don’t dress respectably. I love how when it gets too
big for that, they start saying it doesn’t matter because it’s a bunch
of yuppies who do dress respectably."
- A poem by Carol L. Gloor on Luke 24:36-42
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