Tuesday's News & Ideas
- Forgive us our debtors
- Christians flocking to Facebook
- The retiring Justice Souter
Churches flock to social networking sitesAssociated Baptist Press: For churches eager to connect with millions of Christians—including their members—social networking on the Web has become unavoidable.
Bully-boy school of managementFinancial Times: Sometimes, CEOs have to push people to get things done. But a boss who pushes hard all the time is a bully, and management by bullying always ends badly. (Site requires registration)
Does God want you to be bankrupt?The New York Times: As Congress considers bankruptcy-law changes, Your Money columnist looks to the world’s great religions for guidance.
Leading in a culture of changeAlban Institute: Given the chaotic nature of change, linear, step-by-step processes which attempt to manage it are problematic, especially for most congregations.
Justice CincinnatusFew justices have been as consistently misunderstood as David Souter, says Kermit Roosevelt, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former clerk for Justice Souter. Even at the end of his service on the Supreme Court, the conventional view is that he is a shy and bookish recluse, hiding from the modern world, Roosevelt writes on the Slate website. This characterization misunderstands the man: David Souter—a dying breed, the Yankee Republican.