New today: Jeffrey Johnson reviews John Cobb, the future of women religious in the West, how old is racism?

June 22, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 16; Leviticus 9:22-10:112 Corinthians 13:5-10

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Etheldreda (Audrey)Marie of OigniesJohn MillPeter L. PondNirmala Joshi

New today from the Century

Jeffrey Johnson reviews John Cobb’s book Jesus’ Abba. What's the biblical God's essential characteristic? According to Cobb, it's the loving care a mother or father gives an infant.

What future is there for women religious in the West? by Ann M. Little. Most Americans are more likely to know Catholic sisters as fictional characters in books, movies, or television shows than they are to meet or know one in real life.

How old is racism? by Drew G. I. Hart. It is commonly believed that racism has always existed. The response, in one sense, is a defensive reflex to how many racially minorities within the United States, and the majority peoples that were subjected to colonization globally, have narrated white supremacy.

Going off script, by Evan D. Garner. Going off script can be dangerous. Preachers say things they regret. Candidates make promises they can't keep. And, in Sunday's Gospel, Jesus makes a comparison that he surely didn't intend.

Lil Copan comments on Lisa Ross’s photographs of the burial sites of Uyghur Muslim saints.

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