Billy the Kid’s nun * Hoochie Cooch Tattoos * Latin lutefisk : Thursday’s Religion Roundup

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Sister Blandina Segale, courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA) Negative #67735.

courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA) Negative #67735.

Sister Blandina Segale, courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA) Negative #67735.

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Meet "The Fastest Nun in the West" and get Pat Robertson's take on Jesus tattoos. All that and more in today's Roundup, where we tell you what's going on and why it matters.

  • mjohns

    Learning “lutefisk in Latin” is cute, but the Missouri Synod Lutherans are mostly of German extraction. Lutefisk comes from Norway, and the Norwegian Lutherans wound up in the ELCA or some of its tiny break-aways.

  • Lin Jenkins

    I love the RNS digest; it’s a welcome pause in my mornings. But please don’t tell me why each story matters! Trust your readers: if we’re drawn to a smart, savvy bunch like RNS, we’re probably smart enough to figure that out on our own!

  • Kevin Eckstrom

    mjohns, thanks for the background on the various Lutheran tribes. I half wondered that myself, and figured someone from Lutherland would correct me if I was wrong.

    Lin, thanks for the feedback. Truth be told, I was trying to switch things up with a different format to keep things interesting. But if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.

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  • But the “Why it matters” are as funny as, or funnier than, the story itself.

  • It works. Loved it.

  • Amen! Takes two minutes more to read and starts lots of good discussions in my head. Keep it up, Kevin. And don’t worry about keeping things interesting.

  • GTOBoomer

    I also find the “why it matters” vehicle entertaining and informative, providing a bit of background material readers might not otherwise know.

  • GinnyL

    Actually, like “why it matters” comments. Context is so important in understanding things.

  • David

    Best roundup in months. Informative, smart, funny.