New today: M.Div.’s in debt, Russell Stannard reviews Owen Gingerich, Sundance's panel on faith & film

February 3, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 35:1-10; Jeremiah 29:1-14Mark 5:1-20

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Anskar (Episcopal calendar), Rabanus Maurus (Catholic calendar), Gioseffo Zarlino, Helen Tobias-Duesberg

New today from the Century

Paying for seminary, by Sharon Miller & Christian Scharen. Schools rely on tuition and are reluctant to turn students away. But if debt keeps students from following their call, schools will have failed at their mission.

Russell Stannard reviews Owen Gingerich's book God’s Planet. Stephen Jay Gould regarded science and religion as addressing different kinds of questions. Owen Gingerich goes a step farther with a more nuanced approach.

Lectionary Column for Sunday, February 15 (subscription required), by Nanette Sawyer. Mountaintop experiences can be exhilarating. But there is something to be said for the consistency of a balanced daily life filled with remembrance of the holy.

Faith at Sundance, by Peter Boumgarden. The first-ever panel on faith and film at the Sundance Film Festival might better have been titled, "How to Make Money Off Christians."

Engaging hate online: Respond & reframe, by Adam J. Copeland. What’s a well-meaning, privileged faith leader to do? Is Twitter just not a place to engage these complicated questions of racial justice?


In the news

England mulls legalization of in vitro technique giving baby DNA of three parents

Pope Francis declares Oscar Romero a martyr, moves slain archbishop toward sainthood

Religious college presidents see challenges to their schools' religious freedom

Syngman Rhee, Presbyterian and ecumenical leader, dies at 83


In the CCblogs network 

Vanishing Jesus and the Christ of the deserted place (a lectionary reflection), by David R. Henson

My new favorite devotional book, by Diane Roth

Sauntering, by Jim Friedrich

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