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April 8, 2006 Archives

Points that irk

posted by awelborn

Related, sort of: 1) If there was a big-blow out media event that was supportive of traditional Christian claims, the NYTimes would consider it its sworn duty to run at least one contrarian op-ed pointing out the flaws of that […]

Pro-Life Nation

posted by awelborn

The NYtimes Magazine turns its attention to El Salvador. In this new movement toward criminalization, El Salvador is in the vanguard. The array of exceptions that tend to exist even in countries where abortion is circumscribed — rape, incest, fetal […]

Dr. Pagels

posted by awelborn

Well, I see Elaine Pagels spoke for herself in the NYTimes this morning Yet those early Christians who loved and revered such texts did not think of themselves as heretics, but as Christians who had received not only what Jesus […]

posted by awelborn

Watched the National Geographic Gospel of Judas show. So..here’s the summary. Lots of cheesy re-enactments of the finding of the document, the scholars’ encounters with it, as well as various ancient events. Like, you know, Irenaues SWEEPING the scrolls he’s […]

Previous Posts

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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