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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Reflections on “Of Gods and Men”, A Humanist Bible, Jewish Students Flocking to Lutheran College…

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Have a splendid day! ~The SBNR Team


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Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Tim Muldoon: Power of Faith, Faith in Powers: Reflections on “Of Gods and Men”
“Violence among people of different religious groups is played up in headlines because it incites passions and sells newspapers. Yet there is a much quieter, and vastly more common story of friendship among people of different faiths. The exquisitely wrought film Of Gods and Men dares to tell one such story, and thus represents an important contribution to our thinking about faith traditions today.”

2. Michael Giltz: The Bible 2.0? A Humanist Bible Lays Down The Gauntlet
“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then British philosopher A.C. Grayling has just paid the Bible the ultimate compliment. After centuries of being the best-selling work of all time, the Bible will now face a direct competitor: The Good Book: A Humanist Bible…”

3. Philip Clayton, Ph.D.: Can Christians Survive the ‘Threat’ of a Multi-Faith World?
“We sought interreligious partnerships that would diminish conflict between the religions and equip religious leaders to work shoulder-to-shoulder in addressing global problems. Now that we’re a year into the process, we’ve also learned a few things. The experiment creates fears, fears breed criticisms and criticisms require answers.”

4. Yahoo News/AP: Pa. Lutheran College Hot Among Jewish Students
“One of the hottest college campuses in the U.S. for Jewish students is also one of the unlikeliest: a small Lutheran school erected around a soaring stone chapel with a cross on top. In what is being called a testament to word of mouth in the Jewish community, approximately 34 percent of Muhlenberg College’s 2,200 students are Jewish.”

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