New today from the Century: Beth Felker Jones on the demise of the Purple Pie Man, Sarah Azaransky on the civil rights movement and the global community, more.
Who will wrestle with the theological and ethical implications of our technology?
My mother was on the phone, her voice revealing her concern. “Everyone at church today prayed for you and your class,” she said. Later my husband’s grandmother called—again—to ask if I was okay.
Officials at Duquesne University are disputing some of the facts of the story of Margaret Mary Vojtko, a longtime adjunct professor there who recently died sick, uninsured and impoverished. But they don't dispute labor lawyer Daniel Kovalik's original account of her poor pay and lack of benefits.
New today from the Century: Phil Jenkins on Christendom in Georgia, Kendra Weddle Irons on teaching religion to a classroom of Saudis, more.
"Ephphatha!" Jesus cries in Mark 7. "Open up!" In that passage the command is specifically about hearing and speech. But the image seems emblematic of the gospel in many ways.
My earliest memories are of Nairobi. From the age of two until my family returned stateside right before I went into first grade, Kenya was my home. My younger brother was born there.
New today from the Century: Bethany Sollereder on extinction and God's goodness, Norman Bendroth on ministry and selling shoes, more.
"You may not be special, but you are beloved."
"It’s very hard to respect the rights of someone you do not respect. I think that we have almost taught ourselves to have a cynical view of other people."
New today from the Century: John Burgess on Lutherans and Methodists in Russia, Emily Heath on the inadequacy of being a "NALT" Christian ally, more.
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