Friday's News & Ideas

  • Hook-up culture
  • Origins of Religious Right
  • AP style guide for religion
  • Harvard grad bridging science & religion
  • When members depart
  • DiDonato's commencement speech

How is hook-up culture affecting college students?U.S. Catholic: Theologian Emily Reimer-Barry talks about some of the challenges her students face regarding hook-up culture, and the implications for young people and the church.

The real origins of the Religious RightPolitico: They'll tell you it was abortion. Sorry, the historical record's clear: It was segregation.

The AP's style guide for religion, metaphysics, and God's existenceThe Atlantic: How do you spell that? G-o-d! Or sometimes: g-o-d.

Bridging science and religionHarvard Gazette: Divinity School graduate and scientist Shelley Brown works to stitch together fields that often bypass each other.

Leaving church behindThe Lutheran: When someone leaves a congregation abruptly, it can hurt a number of people.

The Spark

Read Joyce DiDonato's inspiring Juilliard commencement speechStar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato gave the 2014 commencement address at Juilliard last week, NPR reports. It's well worth 10 minutes of your time, whether you're an aspiring artist or need a gentle reminder or two about creativity .

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