“The fact is that we are religious beings through and through. All of us, as R.C. Sproul says, are theologians. God made us that way. Even on a day when everyone concedes that the pope might otherwise dominate the news, half a dozen other “religious” stories crowd their way onto the table of contents.”
It was a week of tough choices. Suppose you’re the editor-in-chief of USA Today. You’ve already done a couple of stories on the pope’s historic visit to America and several more on the scandal over falsified software at Volkswagen. Your religion editor and your business editor have both done some good work over the last few days—but they’re also both looking for a new angle.
How about this? How about just swapping their assignments? Tell the business editor you want some thoughtfully fresh insights on what the pope really thinks about capitalism. Tell your religion editor you want a similarly insightful piece on what kind of ethical gaps might have led to so profound a moral collapse in one of the world’s biggest manufacturing entities.
And if neither of those stories strikes your fancy, there’s a pretty long list of others where so-called “religion” sneaks out of the corner, demanding to be brought into the conversation.