Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Mass at the border
  • Golden Gate Seminary sale
  • Young adults, faith & politics
  • Kosher chili cook-off
  • Lent Madness
  • How to get out of a slump

Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaulLos Angeles Times: A bilingual Mass at the border fence between Arizona and Mexico is held in memory of those who entered the U.S. illegally and died crossing the brutal desert.

Golden Gate Seminary sells campus, initiates relocationBaptist Press: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has reached a sale agreement for all its campus property in Mill Valley, Calif., and has initiated relocation of its primary campus to Southern California.

Standing up for our beliefsBusted Halo: Michael O'Loughlin on the role young adults can play in addressing the great challenges facing society today.

Kosher chili cook-off builds Jewish unity deep in heart of TexasJewish Daily Forward: Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off builds bridges one blazing hot bowl at a time.

For 'Lent Madness,' reverend pits saints against each otherNPR: Lent Madness pits saints against each other for the coveted Golden Halo.

The Spark

Focus on the present to avoid a slumpIn baseball, and arguably in life, a slump is a lack of results over a certain period of time. Big Think talks with Bob Tewksbury, director of player development for the Major League Baseball Players Association, about mental slumps -- how we fall prey to them and how to overcome them.

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