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|The church is dead. Long live the church!
By Scott Gunn
Yes, the old expectations that people will somehow just show up in churches must die. But the replacement is not digital church.
While I love connecting online, it isn’t the same as being part of a gathered community. Church as we know it may be over, but it’s time to reboot church as we know it — and our expectations.
Christians need to go to church. It’s that simple.
|In new film, Mary Magdalene is reimagined
By Cathleen Falsani, Religion News Service
In the new film “Mary Magdalene,” the biblical character Mary of Magdala is all of these things and more — but not the one role in which she was historically (mis)cast: the so-called “fallen woman.”
Misunderstood, misinterpreted, and maligned, only in recent years has Mary Magdalene’s reputation been restored, both by official religious decree and in popular consciousness.