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    • Lest We Forget: Remember the Ashes of Our Martyrs February 13, 2013
      For Ash Wednesday, I reminded readers here that the season of Lent is also a “joyful” season, an aspect that should not be ignored.  We should never forget though, that it is also a solemn time, above all a time…Read more →
    • St Patrick: A Gay Role Model? March 17, 2012
      So why should we see St Paddy as a gay icon? In a notable book on Irish gay history (“Terrible Queer Creatures”) Brian Lacey presents some evidence that Patrick may have had a long term intimate relationship with a man: “St.…Read more →
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    • Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand September 15, 2014
      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 […]
      Obie Holmen
    • Gay Games Symposium July 21, 2014
      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! ]]
      Obie Holmen
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    • Where Are You? October 26, 2011
      Greetings to all others who grace these pages! Thank you for stopping by. If you still have a reader pointed here, this blog no longer publishes in this location, but can be found at this new link. Please subscribe to the new feed, get the new blog via email or read us by liking us on Facebook or by following me on Twitter.If you want more, please feel free […]
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    • Desert Dancer: A Story That Matters April 17, 2015
      Dance movies are generally about exuberant exhibitionism, about people who are so proud of the remarkable things they can do with their body that they want to share them with the world. That’s ultimately [young Iranian dancer] Afshin [Ghaffarian]’s goal, too, but to get to that place of creative freedom, he must first endure [in a country where dancing is fo […]
      noreply@blogger.com (Michael J. Bayly)
    • Photo of the Day April 15, 2015
      See also the previous Wild Reed posts:• Let the Greening Begin (2014)• A Springtime Walk Along Minnehaha Creek (2013)• Spring in Minnesota (2007)• In the Footsteps of SpringImage: Michael J. Bayly.
      noreply@blogger.com (Michael J. Bayly)
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    • the way ahead March 23, 2013
      My current blog is called the way ahead.
      noreply@blogger.com (PrickliestPear)
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    • The Fifth Gospel - a Vatican thriller April 12, 2015
      Book review of The Fifth Gospel by Ian CaldwellThis was an intelligent, erudite thriller that held me in suspense for the first 80% of the book. However, I was quite disappointed with the left turn it took towards the end and the final denouement. I will try to avoid major spoilers in this short review - at least until the final paragraphs.As a religious thr […]
      noreply@blogger.com (Richard Cameron )
    • Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict/Revised April 11, 2015
      In a state of mourning today over the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty verdict in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial - though the verdict was certainly expected and no surprise. I've followed this case meticulously in exact detail from the first day (the only way to make sense of it). Living as I am in the Czech Republic, the site of one of the most notorious, i […]
      noreply@blogger.com (Richard Cameron )
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    • More on hell April 18, 2015
      I've written so many past posts about hell ... a few of them were ... Hell and human freedom ... Does anyone really want to go to hell? ... Hell and Hans Urs von Balthasar.Today I saw an article by Joseph Munitiz SJ: Thoughts on Hell. It's an interesting article, though I don't agree with the conclusion that hell in some form must exist. Here […]
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