New today: Readers write about appetite, James Howell reviews Amy-Jill Levine, preaching resurrection during Lent

March 8, 2015

Daily lectionary readings:  Psalm 841 Kings 6:1-4, 21-221 Corinthians 3:10-23

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Gregory of Nyssa (Episcopal calendar), Frances of Rome (Catholic calendar), Cyril VI of AlexandriaCatherine of Bologna

New today from the Century

Appetite: Essays by readers. A selection of the compelling reflections sent in response to our request.

James Howell reviews Amy-Jill Levine. Reading Short Stories by Jesus, I kept wishing she had published it earlier. It would have saved me some mistakes in the pulpit.

Preaching resurrection in the middle of Lent, by Beth Merrill Neel. We do know what happens next. That’s why we’re in this story in the first place.


Sin is not just bad choices individuals make, by Steve Thorngate. Ta-Nehisi Coates isn't writing explicitly about American understandings of sin, but he could be.

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Israeli hotels no longer banned from mounting Christmas trees


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