January 19, 2009

I wonder how many Catholics are all that different from Jack Chick when it comes to thisSeriously. I wonder.Meanwhile, in the real world of human beings as distinct from cartoons, we have this heart-breaking story:Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Gazan and a doctor who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.But on Saturday, the day after three of his daughters and a niece were killed by Israeli fire in Gaza, Dr. Abuelaish, 53, struggled to… Read more

January 19, 2009

Prayer RequestsA reader asks for prayer for his wife, Alyson:She had 2 seizures yesterday and has yet to fully regain consciousness. Doctors are running many tests now and we don’t yet know the source of the problem.Another reader writes:Two requests rolled into one, really. The first concerns my husband’s car – a nearly-new Toyota Scion – which had its engine seize up on the highway. The dealership at first said it wasn’t his fault, since there was oil in the… Read more

January 19, 2009

Charles Schulz Knew His Beethoven…and somebody noticed! Read more

January 19, 2009

This Rather Hopeful Story from a decade ago on Japanese Enthusiasm for Bach…reminds me of the Prophet Chesterton’s remarks about the anti-Christian Clevers in English media culture circa 1925 (whose children now rule the entire Western media and all the commanding heights of the Manufacturers of Culture):[T]he popular critics of Christianity are not really outside it. They are on a debatable ground, in every sense of the term. They are doubtful in their very doubts. Their criticism has taken on… Read more

January 19, 2009

Vatican Reveals Super-Duper Top Secret Confessional!!!!!!It looks deceptively like…. a room!!!!!!! God alone knows what horrors occur in there!!!!!Turns out some sins are reserved to the Pope for absolution–such as a priest revealing the contents of a confession.Confession is one of my alltime favorite sacraments (behind Eucharist and Matrimony). As a card-carrying neurotic, I was stunned to discover that Catholics actually had a way to deal with post-baptismal sin that didn’t involve the preposterous attempt to shout “once saved, always… Read more

January 19, 2009

Binky the Webelf: For All Your Loony Canuck and Anglican News Needs Read more

January 16, 2009

Glub! Blub!Still drowning in work! Back Monday! Read more

January 15, 2009

Still Got Mondo Work to DoBack tomorrow! And remember, Western Washington, the Seattle Chesterton Society meets tonight at 7:30 PM, in Conference room 109, Otto Miller Hall, on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Subject:”A Fundamentally Religious Work”: The Theology of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings”Dr. Robin Chapman StaceyDepartment of History, University of WashingtonBe there! Aloha! Read more

January 15, 2009

German DhimmisSo some mob of Muslim demonstrators in Germany get ticked because one guy is flying an Israeli flag from his apartment. How do the German police respond? By defending the guy with the flag? Of course not! By acting as agents of the mob, kicking in his door, and taking the flag.Rod Dreher has the story. Message to Bronze Age Thugs: Threaten more people. The police will accomodate you. Read more

January 15, 2009

This is My BodyClayton Emmer sends along this link to a site about a short prolife film made by a friend of his. Check thou it out. Read more

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