The Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments linking progress toward LGBT equality in American churches to the massacre of Christians in Africa continue to reverberate. The New York Times has filed a story that begins:
Day: April 10, 2014
The Guardian: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving dangerous global warming, just days ahead of a landmark UN report on how carbon emissions can be slashed.
The Atlantic, arriving late to the party, asks whether social media can be used for evangelism in a nice profile of Sister Helena Burns, a Roman Catholic nun who is active online. Emma Green writes:
The”Gospel of Jesus Wife” is not fraudulent, writes Lisa Wangsness of The Boston Globe. That’s different than saying it is an authentic account of past events, which is a subject beyond my competency to determine, but it does put the controversial text back in play for students of the early church.
“The American Bible Society’s latest State of the Bible survey documents steep skepticism that the Good Book is a God book,” writes Cathy Lynn Grossman of Religion News Service. She quotes Roy Peterson, president of the society, who cites “incredible change in just a few years’ time. Among the findings:
We are just telling stories… all of us. Darren Aronofsky, the director of the new film Noah, is telling us his story on the big screen, but he is not the first one to tell a story about a flood.
Feast Day of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin When I was in high school I took classes in field ecology. Since this was in Jackson, the town bordering Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone, we had opportunities for many marvelous field trips. We went into the Gros Ventre Wilderness to see first hand how moose had …