Podcast Sermons?

I’m thinking of putting my sermons from St Mary’s up on a podcast slot on my website. Would any of you out there use this facility? If so, please vote in the combox. It’s going to cost me some money, so I don’t want to do it if no one is going to take advantage [Read More...]

The Centrality of Sacrifice

If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s film Apocolypto you’ll remember the pretty graphic scenes of human sacrifice. Most primitive religions featured human sacrifice and ritualistic cannibalism in some form or other at some point. The logic was pretty simple: to appease the gods you gave them something valuable. What would they like? Life. How do you give [Read More...]

Hurricane McCain

I’ve had my knuckles rapped in the combox for being political. I’m a priest and I’m not supposed to be political. Well, forgive me, but I guess I can comment on what I think about the election. I’m not telling people in sermons, “Go out and vote for Ron Paul” or anything. I wonder if [Read More...]

Woooweee!!!

Earlier in the summer I saw Sarah Palin’s name suggested as a possible GOP veep on Jay Anderson’s blog. She seemed really interesting, but a total long shot. I never thought she’d make it. McCain must have been reading Jay’s blog. Anyway, today I stopped at the bank on the way home from school and [Read More...]

Jigsaw Puzzle Ecumenism

Here’s my latest article  for InsideCatholic. It’s looking at where and why and how Ecumenism with Anglicans might move forward. See what you think. [Read more...]

Check Out

Why no blogs from Father Longenecker? Here’s where I’ve been: Check out the pictures of our beautiful kids coming back to school. [Read more...]


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