Category: Religion

United Methodist Church 3

Not So United Methodists Heading for Divorce

Schism is apparently nigh for the second-largest Protestant denomination in America, and it is over LGBT issues such as same-sex marriage and clergy that are openly gay.

anti-Semitism 13

A Panel Discussion Worth Discussing

Over on CNN, Jake Tapper had on Bari Wiess and Jane Coaston to discuss anti-Semitism and the reaction to the latest attacks on Jews. What say you?

Syphilis 12

Have Yourself a Merry Little Syphilis

What is the true meaning of Christmas anyway? I’m going to set that question aside for a little bit to talk about syphilis.

leadership 50

Too Much Faith Following the Wrong Leader

Walk softly and carry a big spiritual stick, but the stick is called discernment and is used just as much to ward off people who claim to be of faith as those who are openly against faith.

pizza 12

Pizza In The Sticks

Symposium: Friday nights meant getting some pizza at the plaza and going home and eating it in front of the television instead of eating it at the table.

5

Sunday Morning! “Silent Light”

On Carlos Reygadas’s strangely sincere, beautiful, and deeply spiritual movie about infidelity among the Mennonites.

cemetary 13

Thoughts from a Cemetery

There’s a haunting beauty in these old cemeteries. It’s the new ones that creep me out.

church 122

Churches In the Hands of an Angry God

The quick and easy response is that Christians really are guilty of everything attributed to them. But this explanation does not get at the heart of the issue.

138

Kevin Williamson’s Smallest World

A radical libertarian manifesto that deserves to be taken seriously – and rejected. A Review of Kevin Williamson’s “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics”

diablo 22

Diablo III and the Death of God

In Diablo III, Heaven and its angels reveal themselves to be far more complicated, and far from the conception of good one might think

4

Purim!

They tried to kill us. They failed. Let’s eat.