Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • GTS faculty returning
  • DC elite go to seminary
  • Archbishop blasts Vatican debate
  • Managing a creative organization
  • Mormon undergarments
  • Klinghoffer in the heartland

General Seminary faculty returning to work, devoted to reconciliationEpiscopal News Service: In a letter to GTS board chair, the eight striking faculty members have accepted the board's invitation to accept "provisional reinstatement" and to enter a process of reconciliation.

The parable of Mike McCurryNational Journal: Why Washington's power elite are flocking to seminary.

Archbishop Chaput blasts Vatican debate on family, says 'confusion is of the devil'Religion News Service: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, a leading culture warrior in the U.S. hierarchy, says he was "very disturbed" by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month's Vatican summit.

How to manage a creative organizationScientific American: Harvard Business School's Linda Hill explains how to unleash "collective genius."

Mormon Church peels back mystery of sacred undergarmentsWashington Post: For years, the Mormon Church's undergarments have been mocked and misunderstood, which is why the Church has come forward to explain one of its most sacred Mormon mysteries.

The Spark

When 'Klinghoffer' played the heartlandThe production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" at the Metropolitan Opera has caused a storm of anger among Jewish leaders and laypeople. But does it have to be this way? As the Jewish Daily Forward reports, three years ago, "Klinghoffer" came to St. Louis, where it unleashed a torrent of powerful, vocal… interfaith dialogue.

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