Stephen’s Service: The Apostles of Acts

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Stephen blazes across Acts like a comet, his brief ministry beginning in two chapters that interrupt the story of Peter and form a bridge to the conversion of Paul. Before he falls under the stones of the mob, he leaves a vivid impression as one of the only people other than Peter or Paul given [Read More...]

The Silence of John: The Apostles of Acts

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John is an enigmatic figure in Acts of the Apostles, which is fitting for the author of the most theologically sublime Gospel. In some Catholic mystical literature, Peter and John tend to be viewed as complimentary characters, with John representing the head (thought, meditation, interiority) and Peter representing the heart (action, preaching, exteriority). John the [Read More...]

Gay Pagan Sex Offenders to Wed in Prison UPDATED

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To quote Ace, “O Sweet Meteor of Death, why do you tarry?”: The bride will don a traditional white veil. The groom will wear a Grim Reaper cloak. The two men will step into a Wiccan circle to exchange vows and rings before being ushered back to their respective units at the Special Commitment Center, [Read More...]

Amazon MatchBook: Get Kindle Versions of Your Purchases

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Remember when Amazon AutoRip went live and almost every hard-media CD you’d ever bought from Amazon (even those you’d bought as gifts for others) was automatically available as an MP3 download or cloud streaming file? For free? That was great. Amazon MatchBook does something similar for books and Kindle. Books you’ve bought in hard copy [Read More...]

A Response to the Facebook Giraffe Meme UPDATED

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If you don’t understand the point of this post, it means you’re healthy and well-adjusted and don’t spend time on Facebook. UPDATE: If the wording of the riddle that’s going around social media specifies the time as “3am,” you might be tempted to answer that the first thing you open are your “eyes,” since it’s [Read More...]

Healthcare.gov’s 500,000,000 Lines Of Code?

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This popped up in my Facebook feed today: You can enlarge it to see the punchline, but it’s this: Healthcare.gov supposedly requires 500,000,000 lines of code. I’m going to call BS on that. The idea is that the site was programmed with such an absurd degree of incompetence that it bloated to an unprecedented size. [Read More...]

Peter Teaches: The Apostles of Acts

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Peter first had follow in order to lead: to learn, in order to teach.  What strikes us most in Acts of the Apostles is the way this man emerges from the often-unflattering portrait of the Gospels to become the first leader of God’s universal Church. After Peter heals the man in the beginning of Acts [Read More...]

Peter Follows, And Leads: The Apostles of Acts

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Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away; and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon [Read More...]


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