Daily Archives: 12 November 2010

Sex, Marriage, and Video

The Iowa electorate deep-sixed three judges the other week. We’re one of the states, you know, where same-sex marriage is possible/approved/legal/getting done. An interesting conversation between one of our students and one of my campus ministry colleagues last week: Student: … Continue reading

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Lies In SitComs

The family tv was tuned to a few sitcoms this past week. Looking in on a few of them, even a few well-regarded ones, I was surprised how similar the plot elements were. They all seemed to involve a lie, … Continue reading

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Where Is The Sin In Gambling?

In the eastern hemisphere, some high-level ecclesiastical musings on gambling. First, in Sri Lanka, religious opposition failed to derail legislation permitting one to risk one’s money in games of chance. Colombo archbishop Malcolm Ranjith (formerly of the CDWDS) didn’t mince … Continue reading

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OCF 204: Rite of Committal

With this next series of posts, taking us through OCF 215, we’ll examine the instructions for the final gestures of care for the remains of the deceased, and the prayers that help mourners entrust their beloved to the company of … Continue reading

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