Mike Epstein (aka Prolife Guy) is a theological genius Asked to give his Jewish Man in the Street Response to the “Reflections” document and his general way of dealing with missionary types, he says in 15 words what the Subcommittee of Verbose and Elliptical Religious Functionaries took zillions of words to never quite get around [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29437.html

Glad I live in Washington Memo to the State of California Educational Ubergruppenfuehrers: Go to hell. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29438.html

“Second Virginity” is becoming trendy Sometimes it’s due to a sincere repentance for fornication. Usually, it’s done as a sop to conscience or out of a consumerist desire to make sex hotter after the wedding day. Here’s a bogus factoid from the article: “Sexual abstinence is nothing new, of course: it is prescribed for Muslims [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29439.html

A convert friend from a Jewish background writes: As a late convert to the faith – in my late forties – I’ve never been stuck with a childhood, child-like faith and awe in priests – they’ve always seemed to me to be guys who happen to be members of a very important order of the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29440.html

Chesterton and the War on Terror Things that trouble my sleep now and then. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29441.html

Bosch and Gustave Dore had it wrong They’ve filled our imaginations with damned creatures in dramatic poses like this In reality, the face of damnation is that of a well groomed, serious urban professional who doesn’t need to raise his voice and who likes to pose for the camera, like this . To find out [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29442.html

Chris from Midwest Conservative Journal takes issue with me in my comments box below He writes (with my replies interspersed): Monogamy’s not the “clear teaching of Scripture?” How do you figure? Read the excerpt from By What Authority?. It describes how I figure. Christ quoted Genesis 2:24 in Matthew 19:1-12 and Mark 10:1-12 and it [Read More...]

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blogs4god has massively re-done its policy Warning: Anyone caught complaining will personally receive their best Ernest Angely style healing! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29444.html

The Indomitable David Alexander Writes to Voice of the Fuddled [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29445.html

Richard Dreyfuss Demonstrates Class [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29446.html

Another “Toldja So!” from Your Scribe In 1996 I wrote a little book called By What Authority? that (among other things) pointed out how certain doctrines which we Evangelicals assumed to be “the clear teaching of Scripture” are, in fact, quite unclear if’n it’s just you and your Bible and are, in fact, impossible to [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/08/29447.html

A reader notes Re: the Cardinal Mahony vs. Bishop Curry All-Star Mud Wrestling Extravaganza: Regarding Bishop Curry. Bear in mind that the “Bishop of Santa Barbara” designation does not refer to a separate diocese. Thomas Curry is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “Santa Barbara” is one of the “regions” of the [Read More...]

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