Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Multisite model a success
  • Unity in the pews or not at all
  • Osteen church robbed
  • Inside Christ the Redeemer
  • Key to understanding Francis
  • Tips for life’s toughest questions

Survey finds growth, vitality in multisite church modelReligion News Service: The vast majority of multisite churches are growing, and they are seeing more involvement from lay people and newcomers after they open an additional location.

The public PopeSlate: Why the intense fascination paid to Pope Francis -- or any pope -- isn’t good for the Catholic Church.

$600K stolen from Lakewood ChurchHouston Chronicle: Cash and checks -- along with written credit card information -- were stolen from Joel Osteen’s Houston church on Sunday.

Arms wide openBBC: Brazil’s statue of Christ is known the world over, but few know the story behind Cristo Redentor.

To understand Pope Francis, look to the JesuitsReligion New Service: The single key to understanding Pope Francis is his longstanding identity as a Jesuit priest.

The Spark

4 easy ways to resolve life's toughest questionsWant to work more efficiently, be happy, improve your memory and deal with a dilemma? The Week offers four tips. Think of them as a survival kit for the mind.

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