Today Pope Francis appointed 19 new cardinals. These appointments reflect a shift in the influence of the global south in the worldwide Roman Catholic Church. The National Catholic Reporter shares the details:
Day: January 12, 2014
In the past few months dioceses around the Episcopal Church such as Southern Ohio, Oregon, Massachusetts, Olympia , and California have been faithfully engaging with new ways of being disciples and socially responsible investors.
In Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David and Goliath, Gladwell’s research on what he calls “weapons of the spirit” helped him see beyond objective data points and, for him, into the way God’s power works in the world. Gladwell’s testimony appears in the January/February edition of Relevant Magazine:
As much as I dearly love the Creation story, there’s a real spiritual tension I feel in it when it comes to the words “dominion” and “subdue.” The Hebrew counterpart to the word “subdue” (kavash) is not helpful either–it’s the origin of the colloquialism “kabash/kaibash” as in “I’m gonna put the kabash (i.e., the squelch) on THAT.”