Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Today on Call & Response blog 11.19.2013



Gettysburg Address laced with religious language and meaning
Deseret News: Nearly everything written about the Gettysburg Address either glosses over or completely misses the religious language and meaning of one of the most famous and enduring speeches ever.

Methodist pastor found guilty at church trial for officiating at gay son's wedding
Washington Post: The Rev. Frank Schaefer tried to find a middle ground of tolerance in his Methodist church, but now he could be defrocked.
Associated Press: Pa. pastor convicted by Methodist jury of performing son's same-sex wedding to learn his fate 

Off the court, a film's lens on Asian-American faith
The New York Times: "Linsanity" offers a rare window into another part of the American religious landscape: Asian-American Christianity.

Disfigured man embraced by Pope: 'I felt only love'
CNN Belief blog: The photo roused emotions and sparked conversations around the world -- but the man at the center of the image says the moment left him speechless.

Christianity 'on the brink of extinction' warns former Archbishop of Canterbury
International Business Times: Christianity is just "one generation away from extinction" in Britain unless the Church does more to attract young people, a former Archbishop of Canterbury warns.

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