A few articles we are reading today…
Christians Should Give Up “Christianity”: An Interview with Peter Rollins
“For Peter Rollins, Belfast native and leading writer and thinker in the Emergent Christian movement, “God” has fallen prey to our grasping, market-driven existence—just another shiny thing we acquire to make ourselves feel OK.” Read more at Religion Dispatches.
My Take: Reconsidering a sermon amid SWAT teams
“The day after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Belief Blog published my thoughts on what it meant to be a Bostonian and person of faith in the aftermath of such horrific violence. I described what I planned to preach to my congregation Sunday, that even in the face of darkness and evil, light will prevail.” Read more at CNN.
Time to forgive the Tsaraev brothers? Not so fast.
“Throughout the religious world there are questions and tentative pleas for people in their heart to forgive Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers who are suspected of committing these heinous acts.
Forgiveness is a beautiful and essential virtue. At this moment, in this case, to all but the direct victims, it is either irrelevant or immoral.” Read more at the Washington Post.
Pope Francis to revolutionise running of church with new advisory panel
“Pope Francis presaged a revolution in the running of the Catholic church when, at the weekend, he announced the formation of an eight-strong panel of cardinals from all parts of the world who are to advise him on governance and the reform of the Vatican.” Read more at the Guardian.
Claire Diaz-Ortiz: Twitter’s Outreach to Religious Leaders
“In 2011, a researcher for Twitter discovered that bible verses, inspirational messages, and other tweets from religious leaders were incredibly popular among Twitter users. That discovery led the company to begin actively working with members of religious communities.” Read more at PBS.
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