Be one traveler

Airports make me think of Andy Catlett. This is partly because Andy, the hero of Wendell Berry’s short novel Remembering, shares my own gut response to air travel. He knows it’s safe, so routine as to be dull, and that fear of flying isn’t wholly rational. But some part of his mind stubbornly still recites [Read More…]

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Smart people saying smart things

Joan Chittister: “Silence about the global treatment of women is disquieting“ You have to wonder, don’t you? What have they been told about women by the religious men who catechized them? What snide jokes and demeaning theology are still being taught about women by patriarchal religions? By the actions of exclusion and control and invisibility [Read More…]

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The best in Sunday reading

A nice, juicy Sunday link-around post can be like blogtopia’s version of kicking back with a delightfully hefty Sunday paper. Here are some of my favorite weekly link dumpings — not all from Sundays: Rachel Held Evans’ “Sunday Superlatives” Aaron Bady’s “Sunday Reading” at zunguzungu Charles Kuffner’s “Weekend Link Dump” at Off the Kuff Punning [Read More…]

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Sunday favorites

John 11:43-44 He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’ [Read more…]

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Didn’t it, didn’t it, didn’t it rain?

It’s possible that the discussion begun here and here could use some fresh thread to continue, so feel free to chime in here with more thoughts on Noah, literalism, the genre of origin stories, “scientific creationism,” Hamsterism, Last-Thursdayism, theism, atheism, the canopy theory, or whatever else you want to discuss (including none of the above). [Read More…]

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Coming attractions (open thread)

Here’s what we’ll be starting next Friday … [Read more…]

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Leavin’ on a jet plane

I’m headed to California for a long weekend of watching my daughters compete in the Emirates Airline USA Rugby Girls’ High School National Championship Invitational. So until we get back late Monday night, I’m not sure how much chance I’ll have to post here. I’ve got some open threads set up to post automatically over [Read More…]

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The man comes around on marriage equality

So we just witnessed history. This is something that had never happened before. And now it has. No sitting president had ever said this before. And now one has. Cool. ABC News: “President Obama Affirms His Support for Same-Sex Marriage” “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have [Read More…]

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