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Featured Article: John Lennon

John Lennon, 1969
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English twentieth-century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. Between 1960 and 1966, the story of Lennon’s life and that of his group were one. Their constant re-inventing of rock music, and themselves, evolved The Beatles from pop quartet to movie stars, explorers of inner-space, spiritual adepts, and then dispersion into individual paths beyond the group.

This path defined the sixties generation and Lennon was an archetype of that decade and the next. The psychedelics and meditation of the 1960s did not satisfy him, nor did psychotherapy, politics, or drugs and alcohol in the 1970s. He left his wife Cynthia for Yoko Ono, a Japanese avant-garde artist, with whom he worked for peace and then, exhausted by his struggle for a U.S. green card, settled down as a family man. His creativity waned and with this his power to shape culture.

Lennon had one son, Julian, with his first wife, Cynthia; and another, Sean, by second wife, Yoko Ono. John Lennon was murdered in New York City on December 8, 1980, by a deranged fan.

Popular Article: Lesslie Newbigin

Bishop Lesslie Newbigin in 1996
The Right Reverend James Edward Lesslie Newbigin C.B.E. (December 8, 1909 – January 30, 1998) was a distinguished British theologian, missionary, church leader and bishop. He was one of the most influential British theologians of his era. A strong advocate of visible Christian unity, he saw this as God's will and did much to promote and encourage the move towards reunification.

In his extensive writing about religious pluralism, he argued that Christians are obliged to witness to their faith but he rejected the contention that God only saves those who openly acknowledge Jesus Christ as their savior. His writing challenged the church to re-engage with the wider society not only on issues of justice and to achieve global peace but to encourage wholesomeness, that which nourishes human life in all fields of endeavor, such as the creative arts, the media, science and technology. He challenged Christians to see the gospel as public, not private truth.