New today: Angela Tarango reviews Gastón Espinosa, Obama’s exceptionalist Selma speech, yellow fever and letting go of shame
New today from the Century
Los Pentecostales, by Angela Tarango. Histories of U.S. Pentecostalism have long focused on two narratives: black and white. Gastón Espinosa looks instead at Latino Pentecostals.
Lectionary Column for March 22, Fifth Sunday in Lent (subscription required), by Ayanna Johnson Watkins. The Jesus that John shows us in this week’s Gospel text is not a religious robot, unemotionally prepared to end it all for the cause. He sees the risks, feels them.
Obama's eloquent expression of exceptionalism in Selma, by John D. Wilsey. We've come to expect our presidents to use exceptionalist rhetoric in their speeches: Ronald Reagan was particularly skilled at it. Unlike Reagan, President Obama subtracts the idea of American innocence.
Yellow fever and letting go of shame, by Mihee Kim-Kort. If I were to ask you to name five Asian Americans who have made a significant impact on American consciousness and identity could you name someone besides Jeremy Lin or Lucy Liu?
“After reading Job,” a poem by Warren L. Molton
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John 3:16, by Steve Pankey
Lent pilgrimage: risk, by Ruth Everhart
“For God so loved the world,” by Jonathan Grieser