Day: September 18, 2011

Dispatches from the atheism debates

“There are those — Dawkins, for one example; existentialists like Sartre, for another — who are invigorated at the very thought that there is no guiding power in the universe. Many others, however, need convincing that atheism (or secular humanism, as Kitcher prefers) has the resources to inspire a fulfilling human life.”

Giving forgiveness a try

Rebecca Nichols’ childhood looks like a study in how to come out of youth bearing many scars. Yet the cover of her bears that quote from Romans: “Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse…”

Edward Bouverie Pusey

Readings for the Feast of Edward Bouverie Pusey, September 18: Psalm 106:1-5 Ezekiel 36:24-28 1 Peter 2:19-23 Luke 3:10-14 Several of us in the Episcopal Church self-identify as “Anglo-Catholic” and are not a bit embarrassed to admit that we are drawn to the bright shiny objects of “smells and bells” liturgy like magpies. We have …

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