New today from the Century:
Stephanie Paulsell on the community worship life at Harvard Divinity School: "When I first came to Harvard, the weekly
worship service was recognizably Protestant but flexible and welcoming. Over the years, our students have urged us toward
new ways of gathering."
- David Heim on Rick Santorum and subsidiarity: "The subsidiarity
principle is far from a slam-dunk argument against state intervention in
schools, corporations or families. It is, instead, an argument for appropriate
state intervention. So what's appropriate?
- Cynthia Weems's lectionary column for Sunday, January 22: "We read the gospel stories describing the call of the disciples and
wonder many things: Did it really happen this quickly? Were the
fishermen that taken with Jesus, or were they so dissatisfied with
fishing that they left in a rush to follow? Did neither father nor
mother make a fuss about their departure?" (subscription required)
- Steve Thorngate on campaign journalism and sports betting: "Along with the production demands of campaign journalism, political journalists--especially those with
some space for opinion in their writing--have some additional
incentives: at one level they're like gamblers, playing with not
straight-up cash but the currency of their own credibility."
- Lou Carlozo briefly reviews Mockingbird Time, by the Jayhawks, which often features "a slipstream, jangling rhythm that makes it a delight."