Day: May 14, 2012

Did the medieval church perform same-sex unions?

I lack the theological and historical chops to assess Eric Berkowitz’s claim that the Catholic Church celebrated same-sex unions between men in medieval times, or to distinguish his claims from those of the late historian John Boswell. But I would be delighted to hear from commenters who can give us a sense of whether Berkowitz is saying anything new or significant.

Salon: Atheism’s new clout

Atheists have been around for decades, and they’ve been organizing for decades. But something new, something big, has been happening in atheism in the last few years — atheism has become much more visible, more vocal, more activist, better organized, and more readily mobilized — especially online, but increasingly in the flesh as well.

Obama, Christianity and marriage equality

The once near-universal brand of American Christianity is being associated with an ever-shrinking size of the American public. Like Burger King and Axe Body Spray, you may wake up one day and find that the overwhelming majority of the public has simply tuned out everything you have to say.

Breaking the 4th wall

Psalm 80 (Morning) Psalms 77, 79 (Evening) Leviticus 25:35-55 Colossians 1:9-14 Matthew 13:1-16 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many …

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