Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Marilynne Robinson's genius
  • Suffering & meaning?
  • Superstition & the God switch
  • Parish crisis lessons
  • Who writes theology?
  • 5 from Car Talk's Tom

Blessings in disguiseCommonweal: The unfashionable genius of Marilynne Robinson.

Brittany Maynard's death: Does suffering have spiritual meaning?Religion News Service: When Brittany Maynard became the youthful face of the right-to-die movement, she brought to the public table several fierce debates.

Superstition can't be exorcised just by simply turning off the God switchThe (London) Guardian: A less realistic view of death comes from believing in the mortality of God and the immortality of the human, Giles Fraser says.

A parish crisis: reflections and lessons learnedDaily Episcopalian: A crisis within a parish has a rawness and intensity that personal crises may lack.

Who has the authority to write theology?First Things: Theologians have never been freer to proclaim their originality and ignore ecclesial and academic restraints, but is that such a good thing?

The Spark

5 hilarious audio clips from 'Car Talk's' TomYou know him by his unmatched, infectious laugh. WBUR Boston remembers the late Tom Magliozzi, who died Monday at age 77, with five hilarious audio clips, provided by Car Talk.

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