Robert Westbrook on why there was no new New Deal: "In 2008. both enthusiasts and enemies of a new New Deal misjudged Obama. They also misjudged the circumstances he faced." (subscription required)
Diane Roth honors workers: "Lack of respect for different kinds of work is everywhere; it's not just
the man who thinks that I have an 'easy job' as a pastor."
Theodore Wardlaw on preaching on 9/11/11: "Of the texts appointed for Sunday, the tenth anniversary of
what we now simply call 9/11, the Old Testament reading seems most capable of
responding to the range of emotions we may feel as we remember the atrocities
of that day."
Wardlaw's magazine lectionary column for next Sunday, September 18: When we speak of manna from heaven, we usually do so with a big helping of irony." (subscription required)