No time for a thought out post today -- but here are some articles that are stewing in my mind:
Andrew Fountain muses on the importance of storytelling in shaping our understanding of reality: "Behaviour can be altered to some extent by external pressure (although ultimately it flows from the underlying layers). Teachings can be taught. Attitudes are far more difficult and need to be taught by example, as Paul and Jesus did. Worldview, however, and this was the interesting part for me, is changed by telling stories."
The Voice has this overview about the days of Holy Week -- their origins and meanings.
And Gary Sweeten writes about Social Capital and faith: "The activities, organizations and efforts that are valuable to our nation are considered to build our "Social Capital" and are important aspects of the "Social Glue" that makes America great and strong. Religion and spiritual practices are among the most important positive factors in making America a great Democracy."