New today: Meeting with Sing Sing seminarians, a book that changed Richard Lischer, Drew Hart's new blog at CC

August 28, 2014

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 26:1-8Jeremiah 14:13-18Ephesians 5:1-6

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Moses the Black (Lutheran and Episcopal calendars), Augustine (Lutheran, Episcopal, and Catholic calendars), Junípero SerraAlexander Carlyle

New today from the Century

"Do you see this prisoner?": Meeting with Sing Sing seminarians, by Martin Copenhaver. In the context of a seminary class behind bars, Jesus' question to Simon is a probing and challenging one.

Letters and Papers from Prison: Books Change, by Richard Lischer. I first read Letters and Papers from Prison as a seminary student. I now read Bonhoeffer's letters as an end-of-life narrative, the story of a young man in his mid-thirties who is coming to terms with the loss of his own future.

How shoulds affect how we see things, by Paula Jenkins. The shoulds are the stuff that each of us thinks we should do, often without a specific reason or notion as to why we should do it. For me, it's often the vague, nagging sense that society expects it of me.

My new blogging home, by Drew G. I. Hart. I was deeply honored to be invited to blog here at the Christian Century. My posts are intended to be conversational, desiring engagement with you.

Steve Thorngate reviews Keb' Mo's album BluesAmericana.

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In the CCblogs network 

The invisible wall, by Steve Woolley

The prosperity gospel in black and white, by Dennis Sanders

Awake to life, by Guy Sayles


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