Interview with Atheist Ireland, Talk at The Irish Catholic tonight

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Tonight, I'll be out in Donnybrook to give a talk, hosted by The Irish Catholic on "Having Better Fights about Religion."  If you don't have time to make it to Dublin, it looks like the talk is going to be livestreamed through iCatholic (7pm in Dublin), and I'll post a link to the video (presuming it exists) after the fact.Earlier this week, I also sat down with Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland for a casual chat (which turned out to run about an hour and a half).  I've embedded the videos of … [Read more...]

“Careful the Tale You Tell, That is the Spell” [Guest Post]

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While I’m on vacation in Ireland, I’ve invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, K.Chen followed on the virtues of YouTube covers, and the next entry is from Ben Conroy, a columnist at The Irish Catholic and an aspiring fantasy author.Anyone observing the human race for any length of time would very quickly conclude that mo … [Read more...]

Play it Again, YouTube! [Guest Post]

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While I'm on vacation in Ireland, I've invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, and the next entry is from K. Chen, who usually blogs at See Infra.   I’d like to open by thanking Leah for this opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a large audience made of strangers and the occasional debate opponent. Leah asked for posts o … [Read more...]

Prayer Prompted by Communion [Guest Post]

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While I'm on vacation in Ireland, I've invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  The first entry is from Claire, who usually blogs at Laughing Joyously.Prostrate I adore Thee, Deity unseen, Who Thy glory hidest 'neath these shadows mean; Lo, to Thee surrendered, my whole heart is bowed, Tranced as it beholds Thee, shrined within the cloud. From St. Thomas Aquinas’ Eucharistic hymn Adoro te d … [Read more...]

Staging Better Fights (in Ireland!)

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This Wednesday, I'll be giving a talk under the aegis of The Irish Catholic on techniques for having better fights about religion.  (Appropriately enough, the venue is in the 'Donnybrook' neighborhood of Dublin).Here's the event link and the full details (Wednesday, July 2 at 7pm in St Mary’s, Bloomfield Ave, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. To book a place contact Geraldine on 01-6874095 or email  geraldine@irishcatholic.ie).If you'd like me to speak in your neck of the woods, you can always cont … [Read more...]

Strange Cricket Pairings and Invisible Classes

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--- 1 --- I can't believe I have two entertaining cricket links to share this week.  (Is this World Cup hipster counterprogramming?).  First up. our boys in white and gold are taking on their Anglican counterparts in an ecumenical cricket match: On 12 September a party of Vatican priests, deacons and seminarians will leave Rome for what is arguably the papacy's most daring incursion on English soil since St Augustine arrived in AD597 – a four-match tour of the country that gave the world cricke … [Read more...]

Universal Salvation without Undue Coercion

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Richard Beck has a great post up today explaining how we can believe that, ultimately, everyone will be reconciled to God and join him in Heaven without casting God as the Great Brainwasher in the Sky, merrily crushing our ability to resist.  I'm excerpting the post below, but I recommend reading the whole thing. For a lot of Christians salvation is basically the process of posing an ultimatum to the human will: Choose Christ and live or deny Christ and go to hell. Basically, evangelism is a t … [Read more...]


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