Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand: A Vietnam Soldier's Story has just been released. The title comes from a stanza of the gospel traditional, Down by the Riverside, with its refrain--"Ain't gonna study war no more." Golden Sand is a bold, dark, and intense retelling of the Vietnam experience through the eyes of an army scout that is […]
I am pleased and honored that the UCC has asked me to moderate a symposium during the games entitled Queer Christians: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Listening to Love in WinterWinter is waiting and promise. Its word is often unspoken. Sometimes, too, it is sorrowful and finds itself alone.Winter knows that love is coming – and wants it to come. It feels the pull of longing. It looks up to the sky and out to the hills and the sea. And then it begins to snow.Love in winter is cold outside and warm inside, […]
It's Christmas Day here in Minnesota, and although I miss spending this special time of year with my family and friends in Australia, I feel very fortunate to have many wonderful friends here in the U.S. with whom I'm able to celebrate all the Christmas season signifies.Above: Lisa, Brent, me, Joan, George, and Barb – December 19, 2014.Above: At fa […]
Conservative commentator Damon Linker gets the foolish cruelty of Catholic conservatives who want gay people to disappear absolutely right in his column in The Week today:In the end, the problem for [Austin] Ruse and like-minded Catholic conservatives is that homosexuals refuse to disappear. At one point in his essay, Ruse insinuates that in talking and writ […]
Perhaps you haven't noticed, but Pope Francis has been in the news lately. A lot. Headlines yesterday about his scolding of the Vatican Curia ranged from "Francis Gives Roman Curia Officials Coal for Christmas" (Robert Mickens, National Catholic Reporter), to "In Curia: Merry Christmas, You Power-Hungry Hypocrites" (Josephine McKenna […]
Archbishop Neinstedt gives the camera his best "I would never tell a lie" expression. I just finished reading Jennifer Hasselberger's deposition released by Jeff Anderson and Associates. The deposition was given for a civil suit against the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St Paul and involves child sexual abuse by a priest known to have serious se […]
A Blessed Winter Solstice celebration for all you holy pagans out there, followers of Attis and Dionysus, both of Greece; Mithra of Persia; Salivahana of Bermuda; Odin of Scandinavia; Crite of Chaldez; Thammuz of Syria; Addad of Assyria, and Beddru of Japan. (All of these male deities celebrate their birthdays on December 25th).For all of you Christian sinne […]
A significant contribution to gay teen literature, but not without its exasperating flaws.I had to struggle to finish this book, but I persevered to the end because I respected the author's intentions and his deliberate efforts to integrate the gay sexuality of his central character into the narrative without making it a central issue. We are still in d […]
My sister's reading a book about consciousness from the library - The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory by David Chambers - and it reminded me of this past lecture by Keith Ward on consciousness .... Materialism and its Discontents - Professor Keith Ward DD FBA from Gresham College on Vimeo.
[…] have used the word “implosion” to describe the current state of affairs at the Holy See: Robert Mickens, Vatican correspondent for The Tablet published in Britain, and Massimo Franco, a veteran political […]
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