New today: Ashley Madison & the notion of privacy, new podcast on preaching, was Jesus a progressive rabbi?

September 14, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 119:169-176; 1 Kings 13:11-25Colossians 3:1-11

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Cyprian and James Chisholm (Episcopal calendar), Ludmila of Bohemia, Ewostatewos, Geoffrey Fisher, Pino Puglisi, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair

New today from the Century

What Google doesn’t know, by Katherine Willis Pershey. What if someone released all our e-mails and texts? It would make the Ashley Madison hack look quaint in comparison.

Lectionary column for September 27, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Karoline M. Lewis. At this point in Mark, stumbling blocks seem a necessary point for conversation. We are good at placing them in others’ paths, and even better at setting them before ourselves.

Episode 1 of Preachers on Preaching, a podcast with Matt Fitzgerald. Matt talks with Shannon Kershner of Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian about pastoral transition, being a post-liberal among liberals, and the crash course she took in the Chicago Cubs to prepare for Ernie Banks's funeral.

Was Jesus a progressive rabbi? by Dennis Sanders. When I went from evangelicalism to mainline Christianity in the '90s, I was expecting a faith that wasn’t so captive to American politics. I soon discovered that the Christian left was no better than the Religious Right.

In the news

French greet Syrian refugees warmly, but many are wary

Orthodox and secular Jews fight over shaping Jerusalem's character

Pope Francis: 'Jesus was popular and look how that turned out'

In the CCblogs network 

See what you have done. Know that it is good. By Laura Kelly Fanucci


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