- The Final Battles of Pope Benedict XVI: The mood at the Vatican is apocalyptic. Pope Benedict XVI seems tired, and both unable and unwilling to seize the reins amid fierce infighting and scandal. While Vatican insiders jockey for power and speculate on his successor, Joseph Ratzinger has withdrawn to focus on his still-ambiguous legacy.
- As Baptists Prepare to Meet, Calvinism Debate Shifts to Heresy Accusation: Hundreds, including seminary presidents, have signed a statement on salvation criticized by both Reformed and Arminian theologians.
- James K.A. Smith: Tradition for Innovation: In short, we cannot hope to restore the world if we are constantly reinventing the church; the hard work of innovation requires grounding in a tradition.
- How to Get Senior Leaders to Change: Most executives don’t see themselves as “part of the problem.” Therefore, deep down, they do not believe that it is they who need to change, even though in principle they agree that leaders must model the desired changes.
- The 12th annual Trafficking in Persons Report has been released by the US State Department, detailing the state of human trafficking around the world.
- Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world. Somalia, not so much.
Just for Fun
- Batman Blows His Cover: What do you do when you’re an undercover superhero and everyone figures out who you really are? It drags toward the end, but the beginning is funny. (Warning: one NSFW word.)