New today: Leading like Lydia, why theological schools need tenure, blogging the lectionary

February 18, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 27; Genesis 14:17-24Philippians 3:17-20

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Adam AdamiCharles Chauncy, Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Elizabeth Carter, Thomas BurgessGrandpa Jones

New today from the Century

Leading like Lydia, by Carol Howard Merritt. Do women plant churches differently than men? Do they use different methods or a different style?

Why theological schools need tenure, by Greg Carey. The public tends to hear one primary defense of tenure: academic freedom. That's important, but there are other arguments for tenure that deserve equal attention.

Sunday's Coming: Heart songs of Lent, by Malinda Elizabeth Berry. Lent and Easter—unlike Christmas—don't really have a body of tunes that find us in supermarkets or doctors' offices.


Sharks in the waters, by Rachael Keefe. Fear can prevent us from engaging in harmful activities. But it can easily cross from healthy and practical to unhealthy and irrational.

Heidi J. Hornik and Mikeal C. Parsons comment on a triptych of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary by Nicholas Froment.


A brief review of Eight Questions of Faith, by Niles Elliot Goldstein

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