Friday's News & Ideas

  • God & the arts at Fuller Seminary
  • Anne Lamott, the end & carrot cake
  • Global religion crisis
  • Iggy & the Internet
  • Activists arrested @ White House
  • Power of the doodle

Fuller Theological Seminary: Where God and the arts meetThe Deseret News: Now in its 14th year, Fuller Seminary's Theology and the Arts program looks to link entertainment and ministry.

What God is saying, or trying to, over the dinCNN Belief blog: In Facebook post that went viral, Anne Lamott says she begins her day by checking the news, and if the world is coming to an end, "I am going to eat the frosting off an entire carrot cake."

A twee saint for the InternetThe Atlantic: A marketing campaign to celebrate Ignatius of Loyola's feast day creates a remarkable intersection of pop culture, digital media, and spiritual recruitment.

A movie miracle: how Hollywood found religion The (London Guardian: With almighty ticket sales for Christian films from Noah to Heaven is for Real, 2014 could be 'the year of the Bible movie' - but Hollywood and holiness are unlikely bedfellows.

More than 100 religious, immigration activists arrested at White HouseReligion News Service: The direct action sponsored by Church World Service and Casa de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group, brought leaders from New England to Hawaii to the nation's capital.

The Spark

The power of the doodle: improve your focus and memoryLong dismissed as a waste of time, doodling is getting new respect, the Wall Street Journal reports. Neuroscientists and other researchers say doodling can help people focus, ease impatience, vent emotions and even generate bursts of insight or new ideas.

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