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Wednesday's News & Ideas

Since at least the 1960's, the word "institution" has conjured up only negative images. But could it be, David Brooks asks, that institutions actually make many of the goods in our lives possible--such that their disintegration is cause for lament? Also faith and Superbowl Sunday and reflections on the death of John Updike.

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Let's lose the "traditional" vs "contemporary" distinction
  • B16 reaches out to the hyper-conservatives (and worries everyone else)
  • Maybe prayer (quietly) works

Tuesday's News & Ideas

Lots of God at the inauguration, including one Obama-linked pastor who wasn't asked to pray. Plus for-profit universities. Are they an anomaly or the wave of the future? (Stanley Fish comments).

Friday's News & Ideas

  • Colleges are struggling with money. I mean, really struggling
  • Does loving God help or hinder success?
  • Some of King’s own preaching for the holiday weekend

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • The pain of unbelief, and of belief
  • Recruiting new monks (and you thought YOU had a tough time recruiting!)
  • A history of inauguration bibles


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