New today: The editors on making college affordable, lectionary column, gender gaps

January 18, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 145; Song of Solomon 4:1-81 Corinthians 1:3-17

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Henry (Lutheran calendar), Wulfstan (Episcopal calendar), Hans Sachs, Harriet Ludlow ClarkeStanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

New today from the Century

Loaded with debt, by the editors. Many reforms are needed to make college affordable. The main one, however, is cheaper tuition—which requires greater public investment.

Lectionary column for Transfiguration Sunday, by Verity A. Jones. What might change if we could see something up there greater than the suffering world below? If we could get a glimpse of heaven, we would have proof—an experience that we could refer back to for the rest of our lives.

Gaining confidence, by Carol Howard Merritt. The issue with the gender pay gap in churches can be pernicious because it’s typically liberal denominations that hire women in the first place. It's easy for progressives to point fingers, as long as they are not aimed inward.


In the news

Anglican leaders downplay censure of Episcopal Church

Two Lutheran seminaries to close and reopen as new school


Why some school districts are adding Muslim holidays to the calendar

In the CCblogs network 

Time for Luke, by Evan D. Garner

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