The new New Testament sets a high standard

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.

New OCP website launch marks the latest step in unifying efforts

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.

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Success and truth in religion

Conservative churches – not just liberal ones – are also seeing a decline in membership. We might now once again need to observe that “success does not certify truth” in church life.