Monday, July 29, 2013

Links jul29

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"
--Pope Francis to a group of reporters on his plane returning from a papal visit to Brazil.
(Photo: EWA)

What's trending today in matters of God, Jesus and religion:


  • Millennials are not leaving the church because they don't find the cool factor there; they're leaving the church because they don't find Jesus there. (Rachel Held Evans, CNN)
  • Pope Francis on gay priests: "Who am I to judge?" (The New York Times)
  • Next on my must-read list is religion scholar Reza Aslan's new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Somehow, I don't think it's on Fox News reporter Lauren Green's nightstand. (BuzzFeed)
  • Rick Warren speaks up about mental illness in his first sermon since his son's suicide. (ABC News)
  • A great review of Woody Allen's latest film. (Christianity Today)