Listen: Sorry to Bother You

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The Coup (Epitaph, 2012)


Read: Scandal

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Scandal
By Angela Senander (Liturgical Press, 2012)


Listen: Sing the Delta

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Sing the Delta
Iris DeMent (Flariella Records, 2012)


Read: Christianity After Religion

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Christianity After Religion
By Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne, 2012)


Watch: Flight

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Flight
Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Paramount, 2012)


Read: Gandhi and the Unspeakable

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Ghandi and the Unspeakable
By James W. Douglass (Orbis, 2012)


Read: Francis of Assisi

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By André Vauchez (Yale Press, 2012)

Francis the ecologist, Francis the stigmatic, Francis the peace activist, Francis the crusader. With so many Francis of Assisis, anyone can pick a favorite. In Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint, André Vauchez argues that previous attempts to find the “real” Francis often begin with a version of the saint in mind and then go hunting for evidence to prove that version correct. Unfortunately, the result is not a man or even a saint, but a one-dimensional figure existing outside of history.


Listen: Babel, by Mumford & Sons

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Mumford & Sons (Luna Park Records, 2011)

Here’s the elevator pitch on Mumford & Sons: U2 meets Old Crow Medicine Show at Bruce Springsteen’s house. They have Old Crow’s rootsy instrumentation and vintage wardrobe, and they share the Boss’ heart-on-the-sleeve sincerity and world-conquering ambition. From U2 the band takes a melodramatic sense of musical dynamics, and singer-lyricist Marcus Mumford models Bono’s strategy for rendering spiritual longing in terms that are accessible to a post-Christian world.


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