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.

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 […]