Electric Prunes – Mass in F minor (1968)

I mentioned the idea of a rock mass recently, and had the above drawn to my attention.   [Read more…]

The Church and Change

David Hayward's blog is now at Patheos, and his latest cartoon is a poignant pun. Getting any kind of “change” in a church can be unrealistic, and may perhaps even sound like a joke. Yet Jesus himself clearly was an agent of change, both individual and social. And so we ought to reflect on the [Read More…]

J. J. Abrams to Reboot Catholicism

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Rock Mass

I found myself wondering recently whether the necessary components for a mass in rock style are available. Below are songs which have the right titles and are not a world away in their themes. But are there other songs, and ones perhaps more suited for this purpose, than the ones below? I wonder what it [Read More…]

Star Wars Memes about a Pope and a Saint

It shows how hectic things have been lately that I had not mentioned the decision of Pope Benedict here on my blog to resign until now. And even now, all I have to offer are a few tidbits of Star Wars humor related to the subject… And as Joel Watts shows, one doesn't need to [Read More…]

Ash Wednesday

Tonight was the first time I’ve experienced Ash Wednesday celebrated at a Baptist church. My own church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church, was the host to an interfaith Ash Wednesday service, a multi-congregation and multi-denomination celebration, featuring our own Rev. Tom Bartley as well as Rev. L. Bryant Parker of Witherspoon Presbyterian, Rev. Kevin Bausman of Immanuel [Read More…]

More Discussion by and about Christian Liberals and Progressives

Several blogs have focused in on the subject of liberal and/or progressive Christianity since I posted on the topic a couple of days ago. Bo Sanders argues that Liberal and Progressive are terms that need to be distinguished, with the latter being more postmodern, among other things. Tony Jones asked whether he fits into Roger [Read More…]

Congratulations to Scot McKnight and Dennis Venema!

Congratulations to Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight for having received an Evolution and Christian Faith grant from BioLogos. Congratulations to the other recipients as well! [Read more…]

Lollipope

Apparently there is such a thing as a “lollipope” that you can buy in Rome. I had someone show this to me today, and so I asked for permission to take some pictures. Unfortunately they didn’t have their Benedict with them, or I would have shown you that one.   [Read more…]

Happy Valentinus Day

A pun on the name of the famous Gnostic teacher Valentinus, made by a commenter on a recent post, led me to think that there ought to be Gnostic Valentines for Valentine’s Day – or should that be Valentinus Day? Here are a few I came up with: No, they are not supposed to be taken seriously. [Read More…]


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