The blog Conciliar Anglican explores the differences between Confessionalism and Conciliarism within the Anglican tradition, arguing for the benefits of the Conciliar approach to church government and the formation of doctrine. Confessionalism is a belief in the importance of doctrinal teaching to hold a church communion together (such that anything that deviates from the confession of faith or creed would be considered outside the church), while Conciliarism is a belief in the authority of councils to decide and interpret spiritual matters.
Nathan Finn, over at the Baptist Press, offers advice to students on how to remain holy in college.
The National Catholic Register discusses the relation between the virtues of Justice and Mercy, exploring their special relevance in today’s cultural context.
On the CNNBelief blog, Scott Todd of Compassion International argues that the church is making progress in the fight against poverty. As Todd points out, the progress the church (and others) have made against poverty in the last 75 years is significant. We should take encouragement from it.