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March 15, 2004 Archives

Making Everyone Mad

posted by awelborn

The guys at xxxchurch.com, a Christian ministry dedicated to help people free themselves of porn addictions, have hooked up with a pornographer to make a public-service announcement XXXchurch.com is the edgy brainchild of Gross and Foster, two youth pastors who […]

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The Passion on Campus

posted by awelborn

From a Case-Western Reserve prof Whether or not they were accustomed to the violence, however, most Christian students see the film in terms of divine incarnation and vicarious atonement. They recognize the Jesus in this movie as the incarnation of […]

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De-Coding Da Vinci

posted by awelborn

Via Amazon Via Barnes and Noble Via OSV My page, with a table of contents, etc.

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Good-bye Babylon

posted by awelborn

At the Weekly Standard, Matt Labash looks at a new compliation of gospel music and does a bit of comparison with CCM THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF GRAND THEMES running through Goodbye, Babylon: deliverance and judgement, mortal expiration and eternal […]

Pill=Same-Sex Marriage

posted by awelborn

From Opinion Journal Sex, childbearing and marriage now have no necessary connection to one another, because the biological connection between sex and childbearing is controllable. The fundamental basis for marriage has thus been technologically obviated. Pair that development with rampant, […]

Reviewing Kass

posted by awelborn

I admit that I haven’t followed the recent controversies over the Presidential Council on Bioethics, Leon Kass and changes in personnel. But I did read with interest, this review of a book of analysis from the Council, edited by Kass, […]

Our Fathers

posted by awelborn

The Globe reviews a new book on the sexual abuse scandal On the other side of the ledger, France’s righteous zeal for the survivors/victims also leads him, now and then, to rely on hyperbole and interpretive liberties that serve, unfortunately, […]

The bestselling artist ever?

posted by awelborn

The answer might surprise you…. The illustrator of the Good News Bible Similarly, the charm of the illustrations is in their unassuming simplicity. Few of her characters have much in the way of faces – or any other detail – […]

Remember Revolve?

posted by awelborn

The magazine-style New Testament for girls? Now there’s … From Thomas Nelson publishers “Chicks, cash and cars” ???????????????????? Ritual paradigm for discussion: 1) At least they’re doing something. What are Catholics doing? Huh? 2) But….does this presentation, although it might […]

Nat Hentoff

posted by awelborn

on the Passion But, as to the civil war among Jews, the Forward quotes Malcolm Hoenlein, an official at the Conference of Presidents of Major Amercan Jewish Organizations, as say- ing-in concert with prominent Jews who deplore Jewish critics of […]

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There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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