Saturday, January 26

A collection of letters to a writer from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who is on the Church Beat. He'd written a critique of entertainment-oriented church services, and received an overwhelming number of letters in agreement. It's an interesting question - why do we go to church? When does worship that reflects our desire to express our love for God in a beautiful way cross over into entertainment? (Not a problem in my parish, by the way.)
The Whitebread, a major British literary prize, has been awarded to Philip Pullman for his children's novel The Amber Spyglass. Pullman has his talents as a writer, but this series is essentially an explication of Atheism for the Kids. I wrote about in OSV last year. Here's the article.

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