Friday, November 8, 2013

RELIGION NEWS NOVEMBER 08.2013



Despite 'huge' hesitancy, seminaries branch out in online degrees
Religion News Service: Theological education has increasingly left brick-and-mortar schools and headed back to congregations and family homes as more seminarians study online.
Billy Graham turns 95 at star-studded birthday
CNN Belief blog: The Rev. Billy Graham took people to church, perhaps for the last time, as hundreds joined the iconic evangelist Thursday evening for his 95th birthday.
Why the Pope's embrace of the disfigured man is so powerful
CNN Belief blog: James Martin, S.J., offers three reasons why photos of Pope's recent encounter speak to people so profoundly.
Convincing Millennials to 'marry a nice Jewish boy'
The Atlantic: Confronted with an unprecedentedly secular crop of young people, Jewish leaders are pushing intra-religious marriage harder than ever. Their favorite approach? Youth groups.
Q+A: Why Rowan Williams loves C.S. Lewis
Christianity Today: The former Archbishop of Canterbury says his evangelical friends were fans in the 1960s. Now he's one too.

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