July 29, 2015

Now a deep sleep falls on Adam. Consciousness and self-awareness, choice and thought, all are removed. In the darkness of incomprehension, the mystery takes place. A part of his own body is taken out, bone from his bone, flesh from his flesh, and man is created anew. Read more

July 28, 2015

To a lot of Catholics, the trans community just seems like a natural extension of LGB politics – trans is kind of like gay, but worse. Trans people are habitually sexualized (sometimes even more than gay people) and trans identities are described as “demonic” or “Satanic” with unfortunate regularity. Read more

July 28, 2015

Today I woke to find that one of my fellow Catholic Patheos bloggers had produced a post titled “The Devil of Detroit and Caitlyn Jenner”. I know that this kind of thing has the capacity to cause a huge amount of hurt and scandal, Read more

July 28, 2015

There is one more lesson which God teaches Adam in his solitude. “Then Yahweh God gave the man this admonition, ‘You may eat indeed of all the trees in the garden. Nevertheless of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you are not to eat, for on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die.’ ” Read more

July 27, 2015

When Adam awoke at the beginning of the sixth day, his body must have been one of the first things to come to his attention. Read more

July 26, 2015

In the Beginning, there was a human being who was alone. Read more

July 25, 2015

I was raised in a really nice Anglican parish, and I went to a lot of church camp type events, and learned that Jesus was my shepherd and I was His fuzzy sheep. This was, at least in part, the reason why I ceased to be a Christian when I reached the age of reason. Read more

July 24, 2015

Art is not merely a matter of faithfully transcribed inspirations. There is also a large portion of the self that must enter into the work. Read more

July 24, 2015

A CHORUS of RAINDROPS. When on Euphrates’ swollen plain First brother struck down brother in his blood He cried for us to purge the stain And from the brooding breast of dusky cloud As trembling shook the towering pine We scoured the wine-dark liquid from his hands. Read more

July 22, 2015

JUVENAL. So I got a question for you guys. CATULLUS and GERMANICUS. Yes? JUVENAL. Murder. Read more

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