New today: To give and to receive, how cafeteria Christians survive the holidays, Voddie Baucham’s assault on black people
Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Nicholas Ferrar (Episcopal calendar); Edmund Campion, Ralph Sherwin, and Alexander Briant (Catholic calendar); Abraham a Sancta Clara; Maurice Greene; Charles de Foucauld
New today from the Century
Greg Carey reviews Chris Keith’s book Jesus against the Scribal Elite. Chris Keith sets out to answer two questions. What lay at the heart of the conflict between Jesus and some of the religious authorities of his day? And how, if at all, did Jesus read Israel’s scriptures?
How cafeteria Christians survive the holidays, by Carol Howard Merritt. Many act as if thinking for oneself when it comes to matters of faith is a bad thing. It can become a control issue for us clergy.
Black-on-black violence: Pastor Voddie Baucham’s assault on black people, by Austin Channing Brown, Christena Cleveland, Drew G. I. Hart, and Efrem Smith. No Christian organization should ever participate in dishonoring the image of God in black people, especially at a time when so many black Americans are in pain.
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In the CCblogs network
Baby Jesus blog: An Advent study, by Elizabeth Hagan
Peace, peace. But for whom? by Cindy Brandt