Monthly Archives: October 2013

When confusion is the refuge of scoundrels

Steve Viars, a local Pastor, normally quite irenic, sort of lost it when gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson came to Purdue for a series of provocations. I say “sort of” because his response was uncharacteristically testy, plowed no new ground … Continue reading

Posted in Marriage (real), Naked Public Square, Sundry flakes

Wednesday, 10/30/13

Is the Church a “voluntary association”? IU versus Purdue The health benefits of real neighborhoods Ecumenical pro-lifers today

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Tuesday, 10/29/13

Prayer to St. Stephen (Colbert) Obstruction Unworkable pragmatism

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Monday, 10/28/13

Defending anachronism from reality Your Tax Dollars At Work Reading Meekly Creativity in the Seventies

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Aging, Arts and Music, Health care, Health Care, Political Matters

Lord’s Day 10/27/13

Not a reliable source, but …  Chastiphobia Calvinist-to-Orthodox Conversion A radical departure from traditional belief?

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Church unity

This started as a “share” with an Orthodox group on Facebook, but outgrew it. Frederica Mathewes-Green’s podcast thoughts on ecumenical Church unity, though gentle and irenic, amplify my own skepticism on the topic. Her primary focus is the desired unity … Continue reading

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Health, Education — and Welfare?

If you want to give your mind a workout today, pour a cup of coffee and read Patrick Deneen’s Health, Education—and Welfare? His launching point is that the twin crises of health care and higher education are extraordinary in their … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Education, Health care

Thursday, 10/24/13

The New Spirituality Surrogacy in D.C. Surrogacy in Bethlehem Cast Thyself down “Full membership” by age 1?

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Wednesday, 10/23/13

Fecundophobia Halloween and other springboards Freedom of Religion/Freedom of Worship Honor your father and mother Pigs get fat; runts get trampled

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Culture, Damn rackets, Demographics, Economia, Family, Political Matters, Religious freedom

Tuesday, 10/22/13

Equivocation update Gospel of Ghoul The last thing I need is “anything I want” Attorney General Roper loses his license 1 I awoke Monday to an NPR story about same-sex couples in New Jersey starting to get married at Midnight. … Continue reading

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