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Monday, October 19, 2015

Pastor kills brick-wielding man during church service

Open doors and lingering pain at Charleston church where 9 were killed
New York Times: Four months after one of the worst racially motivated massacres in recent American history, the members of this historic African-American church are laboring to return to the everyday rhythms of worship. But they also know that things will never be the same.

Pastor kills brick-wielding man during church service
Detroit News: Violence marred a church service Sunday when a man with a brick attacked the pastor, who whipped out his Glock handgun and fired several shots, killing the man, Detroit police said. City Councilman Andre Spivey, who also is a pastor, said he worries about the direction churches are being pushed in as they attempt to make their congregations safer.

‘Go to Galilee’
The Living Church: As North Carolina Bishop Michael B. Curry prepares to lead the Episcopal Church, his reputation precedes him as one of the great preachers of the Anglican Communion. Less known is what has happened to his habit of listening and being formed by what he hears.

Sunday think pieces: Is it time for Catholics to split into three different flocks?
Get Religion: Blogger Terry Mattingly analyzes news coverage of the 2015 Synod of Bishops, from the Chicago Tribune to Crux.

What do you believe?
NPR: On Sunday, a seven-part documentary series “Belief” began airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In an interview, creative director David Shadrack Smith says that being “immersed in some of inner sanctums of the world — from Mecca to the Hasidic community in New York to events that have rarely been filmed among Native Americans and Aborigine communities — was a privilege and a responsibility.”

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