This week in religion: did you know Jesus was married? Nope, us neither, and we still don’t, because a few square inches of fourth-century papyrus aren’t more reliable than the Gospels. But we are willing to have fun thinking about what wedding gifts would work. On a more meaningful note, Matt Spotts — independently of the papyrus announcement — has a parable about the quieter moments of a marriage, and what they might tell us about Jesus.
The rest of the week, however, wasn’t so quiet:
- Matthew Dunch points us to a video from our friends at the Ignatian News Network, about the ongoing tragedy and conflict in Syria — offering some insight from Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio, SJ, now working to raise awareness about the plight of the Syrian people after being exiled by the regime.
- A couple of looks about what pop-culture tells us about ourselves:
- From the desire for summer escapism, via Flo Rida’s “Whistle,” with Perry Petrich
- To Paddy Gilger’s shock at what’s shaping the mindset of the class of 2016.
- Actually, they really do want to go back to school: what Jeff Sullivan heard from some Chicago students during the strike
- This week, You Can’t Take It With You says goodbye to some pioneers
- When he goes to give a vocation talk … Brendan Busse gets questions about the beard
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