New today: George Hunsinger reviews Rebecca Gordon, a Christian without a church, why Francis favors reality over ideas
Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Joseph (Lutheran, Episcopal, and Catholic calendars), Hugh of Saint-Cher, Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Péter Pázmány, Gerhard Johann Vossius, Nicolaus Bruhns, Clement XI, Frederick Cornwallis
New today from the Century
Unjustifiable acts, by George Hunsinger. More religious people support torture under Obama than they did under Bush. In this context, Rebecca Gordon's book is required reading.
Lectionary Column for April 2, Maundy Thursday (subscription required), by David Keck. John 13 begins with imminent betrayal, suffering, and death. Understandably, we envision the scene with somber images. But I wonder if we overlook Jesus’ joy.
A Christian without a church, by MaryAnn McKibben Dana. In terms of church attendance, our family is nomadic at the moment. Yet there are abundant opportunities to share my resources, all around me, all the time.
Why Francis favors reality over ideas, by Christopher M. Bellitto. During one of Pope Francis’ talks during his visit to the Philippines earlier this year, a few lines he spoke gained little attention, but are critical to understanding how he wants to enliven the church and the world.
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