Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Memo from Houston: what Harvey taught me

The pastor's daughter: How a striking family history shaped Germany's powerful chancellor
The Washington Post: The pastor, Horst Kasner, was not well known. Today, however, his daughter is perhaps the most powerful woman in the world.

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities
The (London) Guardian: Redemption Camp has 5,000 houses, roads, rubbish collection, police, supermarkets, banks, a fun fair, a post office -- even a 25 megawatt power plant. In Nigeria, the line between church and city is rapidly vanishing.

Memo from Houston: what Harvey taught me
Mockingbird: Sarah Condon on her unexpected cross-country "Hurrication" (patent pending).

Talking heads help humanize the PBS documentary 'Martin Luther'
America: It won't bring the tonsure back into fashion, but PBS' Martin Luther documentary might eliminate some head scratching about church history, the theological distinctions between Christian denominations and how much influence religious thought has had on the secular world.

Pope Francis questions Trump's pro-life values over decision to end DACA
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has questioned President Donald Trump's commitment to pro-life values, suggesting that his administration's recent decision to end a program protecting undocumented young people from deportation is contradictory.

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