Day: April 13, 2015

Wolf Hall episode 2; are you still following?

Wolf Hall episode 2; are you still following?

Wolf Hall’s second episode has aired, and if you’re not a history buff or reader, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the cast of characters. Thankfully, the Religion News Service of the Huffington Post has a thorough guide detailing the four Thomases. From the article: Viewers of Masterpiece’s “Wolf Hall” might be forgiven for getting a […]

Pope Francis angers Turkey by referencing Armenian genocide

Pope Francis angers Turkey by referencing Armenian genocide

Pope Francis reiterated the words of Pope John Paul II during a Mass at St Peter’s Basilica on the 100th year since the start of Armenian executions in Turkey. Referring to three massive tragedies of the 20th century, Francis said, “The first, which is widely considered ‘the first genocide of the 20th Century’, struck your own Armenian people.”

“The Moral Bucket List”-David Brooks on character

“The Moral Bucket List”-David Brooks on character

David Brooks, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, has just written “The Road to Character“, a book about the path to living as a moral person. Writing in the Times, he gives a few examples of the virtues he believes moral people possess, presenting a sort of ‘moral bucket list’. Oliver Burkeman interviewed him in the Guardian […]

Innovative ministry at a church in Marysville, CA: free bikes

Innovative ministry at a church in Marysville, CA: free bikes

Working in collaboration with their local police department, St John’s Episcopal Church gave away bicycles that the police donated from their evidence room. One of the bikes came with a cart attached, which proved fortunate for a couple who have three small dogs and wanted to take trips with their pets.

Cameron or Obama: who said it better?

Cameron or Obama: who said it better?

Glenn Beck’s popular conservative news site, The Blaze, praised David Cameron for his Easter message in an article that doesn’t overtly draw comparisons to President Obama’s remarks at the Easter Prayer Breakfast, but which suggests a clear preference for Cameron’s speech. The Guardian has a very different take, criticizing Cameron and claiming that he’s misrepresenting Christianity and […]