It’s a fool who plays it cool

I love Wegman’s. Wegman’s selection and customer service are fantastic. We shop there whenever we can afford it. We hardly ever shop there. Right-wing “artist” Jon McNaughton paints Barack Obama as William Lloyd Garrison. New Hampshire’s House of Representatives is still too big. “Handmaids of the Lord” vs. “Saints of the Roundtable” “People hate those [Read More…]

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Sunday favorites

Luke 24:9-10 And returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. [Read more…]

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And all the pieces matter

“Here’s a seal helping a stranded turtle get in the water.” “This was the course of things, the women knew. They would see it through to the end.” “Were you there when they crucified the poor?” “Sometimes it causes me to tremble tremble tremble.” “What stands out in the Holy Week services is humility in [Read More…]

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Richard Land still represents Southern Baptists on ‘ethics’

Q: Does spouting racist nonsense on your radio show disqualify you to be the chief “ethics” spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention? A: Apparently not. At Nashville Scene, Betsy Phillips asks “Is Richard Land on Some Kind of Mission to Turn People Away From the Baptist Church?“: The only people who use the term “racialist” [Read More…]

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Holy Saturday

(Originally posted in 2010.) Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;? therefore, we are saved by faith.? Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. – [Read More…]

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Justice means sticking up for other people

Just as it is encouraging to see the students at a Minnesota Catholic school demonstrating solidarity by sticking up for one another, so too it has been inspiring to see Catholic school administrators getting it right in Texas. Last month, via Charles Kuffner, I shared the story of Catholic schools defending Jewish and Muslim schools [Read More…]

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The Kids Are Alright

Jon Tevlin of the Star Tribune tells us about an attempt by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to rally young people around “traditional marriage” as a political cause. I’m not sure what the archdiocese expected to happen at this mandatory assembly for seniors at DeLaSalle high school, but I’m sure they didn’t expect [Read More…]

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Smart people saying smart things

Walter Wink: “To Hell With Gays: Sex and the Bible“ (via) Imagine the difficulty that abolitionists faced in making their case in the mid-19th century. In the absence of proof-texts, they had to fall back on the tenor of scripture, the spirit of Jesus, and appeals to compassion and empathy. Amazingly, enough people understood their [Read More…]

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