New today: The gospel as a second language, Christopher M. Leighton reviews Christine Leigh Heyrman, mass media that unites

June 8, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 32; 2 Samuel 13:23-39James 4:1-7

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Columba (Lutheran and Episcopal calendars), Aidan and Bede (Lutheran calendar), Ephrem (Catholic calendar), William CareyCharles DickensBernard Agré

New today from the Century

Faith in translation, by Trey Hall. A fast-growing number of people do not have a religious first language. And many churches don't seem eager to connect with them.

Christopher M. Leighton reviews Christine Leigh Heyrman’s book American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam. To lionize the missionary’s courage, Muslims were cast as implacable adversaries and served as the quintessential foil.

Mass media that unites, by Beth Shalom Hessel. Eighty-nine years ago an interfaith group of activists and religious and political leaders aimed to use the nascent radio and movie industries to bring people of different faiths, races, and ethnicities together.

A blue balloon, by David Williams. To my right, my wife. To my left, a young black teen, maybe 13 or 14, wearing bright red sports gear, sitting with a large scooter folded between his legs. To his left, a young Muslim man and a young Muslim woman.

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