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The Rt. Rev. Chester Talton, Bishop of San Joaquin, has authorized, “blessings of same gender civil marriages, domestic partnerships, and relationships which are lifelong committed relationships characterized by `fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect, careful, honest communication, and the holy love which enables those in such relationships to see in each other the image of…(Read More)

Roundup of news about immigration and faith: From the signed and witnessed by LDS leaders and the Chicago Tribune reports that the Supreme Court has ruled that in-state tuition can be offered to kids who attend and graduate from California High Schools regardless of document status: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge…(Read More)

Given these initial misreadings, what follows was almost bound to miss the mark. Ideas are taken out of context and twisted to mean what they patently do not mean. Sentences are run to a conclusion far from what I think or the text says. False dilemmas are composed. Numerous omissions, distortions, and outright misstatements of…(Read More)

Leaders of the church said Monday that they were not leaving the Episcopal Church because of the ordination of gays and women … Instead, church members said, they were satisfying their longing for a clear religious authority by welcoming the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI…(Read More)

Bosco Peters proposes a new award: the face-palm Jesus. While we all might want to propose categories which would qualify for the prize, he talks specifically about liturgical practice. But what about our common life…(Read More)

Many congregations would produce answers to this question that reflect what they do today – such things as sermons and hymns, committee meetings, church buildings, members, pledges, organ music. They have been so resistant to change that I can only guess that they firmly believe these ways of doing things to be their “business…(Read More)

I’m convinced that bad art derives, like bad literary theory, from bad theology. To know God falsely is to write and paint and sculpt and cook and dance Him falsely. Perhaps it’s not poor artistic skill that yields bad Christian art, in other words, but poor Christianity…(Read More)

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