Santa’s Elves, Revealed

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I enjoyed this description of a community of nuns from Margarita Mooney:  “What is life like inside of a convent? First, to be clear, these sisters are not monastic–they have a calling to work in the world, teaching catechism, running schools and hospitals. Their home was built as a monastery for cloistered nuns who never [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/31/12 – When Death Comes Home; Get ALL the Story; Entitlement and Grace; Les Mis’ Theology

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/31/12: Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “I read recently that in tribal villages it is the wails of the mourning that alerts others in the village when someone has died. People in this country don’t give over much to wailing. We are conditioned to think that such mourning is unbecoming. I blame [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for Christmas Day, 12/15/12: A Christmas Warning; The Gift of Christmas; Why Christmas Matters

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/25/12: Tim Dalrymple, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “Yet God was not compelled to do any of this. God Himself is the author and arbiter of all the rules. There is no higher authority above God that forces him to follow regulations or fulfill requirements. God might have annihilated humankind and started over; God might have changed the [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/24/12 – Gun Control Fantasies; Jesus and the ‘God-button’; Tebow and the Patience of Job

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/24/12: Johnnie Moore, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “We must let what we know about God compensate for what we don’t understand about Him. While we think we need answers, what we actually need is God Himself.” Stephen Greenhut, Orange County Register: Utopian Fantasies of Gun Control Advocates J. E. Dyer, Patheos/The Optimistic Christian: “What a [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/21/12 – End-of-the-World-Party; 300 Million Locked and Loaded; Atheist Kids in Pews

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/21/12: Andrew Marin, Patheos/Love Is An Orientation: “In either case, Brenda (my wife) and I are holding an End of the World Party tonight for our friends. It’s not a theme party, it’s a party with our close friends just in case the Mayans, er, the extreme rapture ready crowd, is right. Here’s [Read More...]


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