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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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    • "Window, Mind, Thought, Air and Love" August 24, 2016
      Sohrab Sepehri's Raptuous Thoughts on Life. . . I want nothing more than an appleand the scent of chamomile.Nothing more than a mirror and my dear other.I would never laugh at the child when his balloon bursts.It doesn't bother me when philosophers split the moon in half.I remember the fluttering of quail wings,the color of the crane's long be […]
      noreply@blogger.com (Michael J. Bayly)
    • Quote of the Day August 23, 2016
      [T]here must be space for everyone, especially those who have been hurt, excluded or alienated, be they abuse victims, survivors, divorcees, gays, lesbians, women, disaffected members. The church will be less than what Christ intends it to be when issues of inclusion and equality are not fully addressed.. . . I am guided [in all of this] by the radical visio […]
      noreply@blogger.com (Michael J. Bayly)
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    • The Churches and Gay Folks: Three Statements To Read Side by Side August 26, 2016
      Three statements from religious news sites today that should be read and discussed side by side, I think:Father Thomas Reese at National Catholic Reporter: If people do not feel welcomed [by Catholic parishes], they may turn away or not show up.Brian Harper at National Catholic Reporter commenting on what he began to realize about the experience of his gay f […]
      noreply@blogger.com (William D. Lindsey)
    • When We Already Know That Every Zygote Is a Baby, Why Waste Time Looking at Scientific Evidence? A Footnote August 26, 2016
      I have a few more things to say about about the dishonesty of those who want to use natural law theology to argue that a zygote has unique genetic material indicating its ontological status as a full human person, but who simultaneously want to pretend that the fact that the majority of zygotes are aborted naturally has no importance in the natural law discu […]
      noreply@blogger.com (William D. Lindsey)
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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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    • Off to Summer Camp July 1, 2016
      Leaving tomorrow for eight weeks of summer camp with Czech kids, first in the forests of Krivoklat, then the beautiful rolling hills of Moravia.I do have a week off, when I hope to head for the Tatras mountains in Slovakia, and a few days of retreat at the lovely Marian shrine of Litmanova, on the border with Poland.
      noreply@blogger.com (Richard Demma)
    • Orlando Update June 29, 2016
      Omar Mateen as seen in a documentary film.  Photo credit: James Varty / The Big Fix / YouTubeI will preface this brief update to my previous posting on the Orlando shooting with these wise words from Russ Baker of Who What Why. Org. Somewhere between the rush to judgment that is the neatly packaged mainstream version of events in Orlando, and the wilder meme […]
      noreply@blogger.com (Richard Demma)
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    • Links August 25, 2016
      - Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary - Police set to interview Cardinal George Pell - Stop shaming women for seeking equal power in the church - It's Hard to Go to Church: A new survey suggests the logistics of going to services can be the biggest barrier to participation—a […]
      noreply@blogger.com (crystal)
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