Religion Dispatches: An interview with the retired pastor of First AME Church of Los Angeles about how the black church's past might inform its future in this new era.
Inside Philanthropy: The Henry Luce Foundation just gave $425,000 to the Methodist Theological School in Ohio for a seminary environmental leadership initiative, as more seminaries embrace environmental issues as a moral imperative.
The Orlando Sentinel: Tomorrow, Paula White is scheduled to become just the second woman to lead a prayer at a presidential inauguration. But on a recent Sunday, she was in a less-visible and more familiar place -- the pulpit of her church outside of Apopka.
Commonweal: Can he avoid being a prop for power?
Religion News Service: Politicians and celebrities can only envy Pope Francis' popularity ratings.