The Sparrow After 20 Years

Mary Doria Russell mentioned on her blog that a 20th anniversary edition of her novel The Sparrow is planned. That novel, together with its sequel Children of God, are ones that I have mentioned here before on more than one occasion (including a podcast as well as movie plans that, for better or worse, seem to [Read More…]

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How to Apply the Greatest Commandments

If your appeal to prioritizing love for God over love for neighbor would have justified the priest in the parable of the Good Samaritan not stopping to help the robbery victim by the side of the road, then you are not applying what Jesus said were the greatest commandments in the way Jesus taught us [Read More…]

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At The Pearly Gates

A cartoon by John Atkinson. St. Peter could have used this one by Colby Jones:   [Read more…]

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LOST Rewatch: The Cost of Living

The episide begins with a flashback of Eko’s childhood. He breaks into a locked storeroom. Eko is told by a nun that he is a sinner, but Eko protests that Yemi was hungry. Then, on the island, Eko sees Yemi, who tells him that it is time to confess, to be judged. In flashbacks, we [Read More…]

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LOST Rewatch: The 23rd Psalm

In a flashback, we see a boy taken by militants and told to shoot an old man. His older brother runs and does it so that his younger brother will not have to. We learn that that was Mr. Eko. The militants take him, taking off his cross necklace and throwing it on the ground, [Read More…]

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Spiritual Consumers

“You can’t just be a spiritual consumer. You have to be a spiritual producer because other people need what you have.” – Father Lou DelFra (quoted in Got Religion? by Naomi Schaefer Riley) [Read more…]

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Thomas Brodie Not Fired

After the sensational headline from last week, it seemed to some that the Dominican Biblical Institute had required Thomas Brodie to resign because of a book he wrote in which he claims that Jesus never existed: Beyond the Quest for the Historical Jesus: Memoir of a Discovery. A new article in The Limerick Leader challenges [Read More…]

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144,000 Priests?

As I mentioned previously, in my Sunday school class we have been in chapter 14 of the Book of Revelation for the past two weeks. One of the members of my class, who in fact teaches Sunday school herself, made the interesting suggestion that the celibacy of the 144,000 (Revelation 14:4) might have to do with their [Read More…]

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The Blogging Preacher

Jim Linville shared some cartoons which he suggested illustrated the preaching of bibliobloggers. I rather envy Jim West his, since I think it would fit me rather nicely: In case you’re curious but are unlikely to click through, here’s the one he actually assigned to me: Click through to see which one Joel Watts got! [Read more…]

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That TARDIS Looks Like a Confessional

From The Far Left Side. The official stance of the Catholic church is that evolution occurred, but there are certainly promoters of pseudoscience among Catholics (think Denyse O’Leary). And so this seems like a rather complimentary cartoon about Catholicism, depicting the church going to such great lengths to promote mainstream science and convince skeptics among [Read More…]

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