New today: Non-imperialistic mission work, a satisfying film portrayal of ministry, fully known in marriage

September 8, 2014

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 119:65-72Leviticus 4:27-31; 5:14-161 Peter 2:11-17

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Søren Kierkegaard and N. F. S. Grundtvig (Episcopal calendar), Francis QuarlesJoseph HallAnn Lee, Frédéric Ozanam

New today from the Century

Mission in spite of empire: The story of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson. In mainline churches, "mission" is both buzzword and expletive. Into this circle of American anxiety comes a gentle rebuke from the Tamils.

An Irish cross, by David Heim. The Irish film Calvary, directed by John Michael McDonagh, is one of the most satisfying portrayals of Christianity and Christian ministry I’ve seen in a long time.

Fully known, by Diane Roth. The bride and groom chose 1 Corinthians 13. I found myself wondering what kind of a blessing it is to be 'fully known' in the context of marriage, as far as it is even possible.

Robert Cornwall reviews John Morreall's book, Questions for Christians. John Morreall's book is modeled after Peter Abelard's Sic et Non. Morreall wants Christians to ask questions of their beliefs and practices.

In the news

Steven Sotloff’s Jewish values shaped a life seeing godliness in every face

Iraqi Jewish Archive to go on the road

Former Ram Aeneas Williams now tending a flock in Ferguson

In the CCblogs network 

Teachable beans, by David Williams

Plans and goals, by Nancy Janisch

What the church can learn from Air Bnb, by Ruth Everhart


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