Thursday's News & Ideas
- Year 2 for Francis
- The death of a church
- 2014 Templeton Prize winner
- The Story of the Jews
- Pastor dies in confession
- Lord of the Flies, at 60
In his second year, Pope faces expectations that change is comingThe New York Times: Year 2 is likely to prove more challenging for Pope Francis, if partly because of his own success.Washington Post: Pope Francis's first year underlines his commitment to the needy
Mourning the death of a churchChristianity Today: How a congregation found resurrection and hope at the end of its life.
Czech priest, philosopher Tomas Halik wins 2014 Templeton PrizeReligion News Service: Tomas Halik, a Roman Catholic priest and philosopher, won the 2014 Templeton Prize for religious and spiritual progress.
The Jews, a history in so many, many wordsThe New York Times: Simon Schama's "The Story of the Jews" is exemplary popular history.
Pastor dies during "confession"Connecticut Post: A congregation loudly confronted its longtime pastor about his alleged infidelity -- and in the midst of their yelling, the pastor dropped dead.
"Lord of the Flies," still haunting at 60"Lord of the Flies" has inspired countless high school writing assignments, a dark tide of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction, and even a memorable episode of The Simpsons. At age 60, Big Think reports, the book is still a valuable literary and cultural reference point and, more surprisingly, an instructive manual about contemporary political life -- and its liabilities.
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