New today: The centennial of the Assyrian genocide, blogging the lectionary, a space to dream

April 6, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Genesis 1:20-2:4a1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Tikhon (Episcopal calendar), John Baptist de la Salle (Catholic calendar), El GrecoJuan Eusebio Nieremberg, Thomas BayesToussaint Louverture, Johann GruberIgnatius Moses I Daoud

New today from the Century

Assyrians under siege, by Philip Jenkins. Assyrian Christians call 1915 Sayfo, the Year of the Sword. One hundred years later, they're still being killed.

Blogging toward Sunday: Thomas speaks from the gut, by Martha Spong. Sometimes I think Thomas's problem isn't doubting so much as blurting. He says things that none of the other disciples dare to say.

End of story? by Larry Patten. Regardless of why the writer John included “the doubter” in the Gospel, Thomas is a reminder that honest faith is dynamic.

A space to dream, by Carol Howard Merritt. The church is evolving rapidly, and it will keep changing in the years to come. In the midst of this, whether church leaders serve traditional churches or new communities, we need that space to play, dream, and create.


A brief review of Solemn Meant Walks (self-titled).

In the news

Garissa university: locals question calls to shut down a beacon of hope

A national campaign for ‘Islam a la Francaise’ takes root amid growing radicalization


In the CCblogs network 

Doubt after Easter, by Rachel Hackenberg

Joy, meet relief, by Laura Kelly Fanucci

My 22 best practices in 22 years of pastoral ministry, by April Yamasaki

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