Monday, April 4, 2005
Important articles I've forgotten to mention.
A recurring problem facing this particular blogger: I often read articles I think are so important that I set them aside to comment on when life slows down, which it doesn't, so I never remember to say, Read this. Instead, I'll simply say, Read these:
- "The Soul of New Exurb" by Jonathan Mahler (New York Times Magazine 3.27.05, reg req'd), the best article I've read on the sociology and political role of the Rick Warren-style Evangelical megachurch. See also "Jesus Christ's Superflock: Megachurches Have Found the Secret to Attracting the Unchurched—and It's Not Just the Sunday Service" by James B. Twitchell (Mother Jones Mar/Apr 2005, sub req'd), which focuses on small-group ministries and especially on megachurches' outreach to men.
- "Gambling with Abortion: Why Both Sides Think They Have Everything to Lose" by Cynthia Gorney (Harper's 11.04); see also "The Women's View" by Jodi Enda (American Prospect 4.1.05).
- "Knowing Our Minds: When It Comes to Extraordinary Medical Decisions and the Ordinary Business of Living, the Ideal of Individual Autonomy Is Not So Simple" by Michael Bérubé and Janet Lyon (Boston Globe 4.3.05); see also "Did Descartes Doom Terri Schiavo?" by John Leland (New York Times 3.27.05, reg req'd).
- "Faith Full: Why Liberals—Not Conservatives—Are the True Heirs to America's Religious Tradition, and How They Can Take It Back" by E.J. Dionne Jr (New Republic 2.21.05, sub req'd).
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 4 April 2005 at 8:21 PM