Sinead O’Connor does gospel, Ross Douthat on Jesus, Liberal family values, Understanding the Pope, Righteous horror films, Millennials in Church, and Cicely Tyson and Blessed Assurance

Ruby Washington/New York Times. Sinead O’Connor experimented with gospel, dipping into the repertory of the Soul Stirrers, Blind Willie Johnson, Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone over the weekend at Alice Tully Hall.

Ruby Washington/New York Times. Sinead O’Connor experimented with gospel, dipping into the repertory of the Soul Stirrers, Blind Willie Johnson, Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone over the weekend at Alice Tully Hall.

Old time religion in modern guise: Sinead O’Connor in gospel sessions at Lincoln Center (New York Times)
• Return of the Jesus Wars by Ross Douthat (New York Times)
Why is it hard for liberals to talk about family values? (The Atlantic)
Pope’s gay tolerance no shock by Kirsten Powers (USA Today)
Can a horror film lead people to God? (RNS)
How to keep Millennials in church? Let’s keep church uncool by Brett McKracken (Washington Post)
Something happened on the way to Bountiful: Everyone sang along (New York Times)

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