Independent Scholar and Literary Structure expert, Anne Sugano, has created a new kind of New Testament that sets a new standard. Instead of using chapters, the books are divided by “parables.” Though the majority of biblical texts do not look like or feel like parables at all, Sugano says all of the texts have been written using an underlying literary structure based on the parable.
This week, established Catholic music publisher OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) will launch its newly designed website, ocp.org, on August 19. The enhanced site is the latest step in their efforts to unify ocp.org, OCPenEspanol.org and spiritandsong.com; making it easier for music ministers and everyday users to discover the latest contemporary, multicultural and liturgical music all in one place.
We’re making a change in the lineup for this week’s program #1951. We are replacing The Spiritual Healthcare segment with a repeat of The Boxer segment that ran in January 2016. The other segments remain the same.
United Methodist Women is standing with members and mission partners in North Carolina protesting state’s HB 2 law. The organization will hold an action against HB2 in January 2017 during its Leadership Development Days training in Charlotte, and will move the May 2017 training for its Mission u program study leaders from Charlotte to Jacksonville, Florida, in protest of the law.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1951 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 19, 2016 (check local listings).
Announcing the $500,000 Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize, an annual award for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service–the largest-ever in clinical patient care.The historic prize, inspired by the response to a New York Times column, springs from a friendship between former college roommates: New York entrepreneur Mark Gerson and Dr. Jon Fielder, a Christian missionary living in Kenya.
American Christians are anxious, says ethicist David P. Gushee, about the rapid economic, cultural, and political changes occurring these days, “and we are more scared than we have ever been that if we go to a mall or a movie theater, someone is going to try to kill us.”