New today: Prayers with feet, Joe Price reviews Marcia W. Mount Shoop's book Touchdowns for Jesus, life in prison

October 27, 2014

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 119:41-48; Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-25James 2:8-13

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Otteran (Catholic calendar), Laurentius Petri, Vavasor Powell, Hallgrímur Pétursson

New today from the Century

Prayers with feet: Faith and hope at the People's Climate March, by Ragan Sutterfield. In New York, 400,000 people marched to demand action on climate change. Thousands of us were there at least partly because of our faith.

Joseph Price reviews Marcia W. Mount Shoop's book Touchdowns for Jesus. Grantland Rice compared the Notre Dame backfield to the four horsemen. Marcia Mount Shoop realigns football with apocalyptic thought—and makes a theological critique of the sport's systemic dysfunction.

"A hidden death penalty," by Tobias Winright. The pope called for abolition of life imprisonment, but I'd maintain that there are some individuals who shouldn't be permitted back into society. Even for them, is there more that could be done to make maximum security prison constructive?

Who's afraid of Ebola? by Richard A. Kauffman. One of the reasons Christianity experienced exponential growth in its early years was that Christians became known for taking care of the sick and the dying during plagues.

The process of change, by Jeff Nelson. There are at least two ways to go about making changes. The first follows the adage "it's better to ask forgiveness than permission."

In the news

Idaho city: Chapel owners exempt from discrimination law

Secularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn ‘churchless’

Southern Baptist seminary clears president after dispute over Muslim student

In the CCblogs network 

Citizens of an upside-down kingdom, by Evan D. Garner

The un-churched and the de-churched, by Doug Brouwer


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