Here are fifty can’t-fail ways to bring in all those millennials who are just itching to come to your parish!
Cats, pathetic vis-à-vis both literacy and power, are pathetically if understandably resentful. At the liturgy, while others are glorifying the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit by both their being and their willing, cats glorify the Holy Trinity with their being or existence only — and certainly unwillingly.
Who would win in a no-holds barred bar fight? Church denominations square off in the imagination of Paul Detch, inspired to ask this question after witnessing a particularly ugly protest against anti-discrimination efforts in his town.
In lighter news, a Roman Catholic Priest has issued an apology for riding a hoverboard during a Christmas Eve Mass. Father Albert San Jose was applauded by his parishioners, but suspended by the Diocese of San Pablo, in the Philippines, on the basis of disrespecting the sacrament.
NPR has the whole story on their blog, the two-way. Have you seen goofier services? Do you think the Priest showed disrespect to
Title image from Star Wars films
Bob Smietana, a religion writer, has written a hilarious article for the Washington Post comparing the Star Wars prequels to the Gnostic Gospels.
From the article:
While those gnostic Gospels have garnered headlines, they’ve never been embraced by the faithful. That’s in part because they’re terrible, filled with stilted dialogue and bizarre plot twists.
Take the Gospel of Judas, which seems to depict Jesus as a visitor from another dimension.
“I know who you are and where you have […]
Adam Copeland, a professor and student of religion, relates smartphones to John Calvin, Martin Luther, and asks if they help or hinder our faith in a post on his blog, titled “Pastor, Bless My iPhone”.
From the post:
When it comes to theology and that tricky word “sin,” often defined as the things that separate us from God, I admit that my beloved iPhone and MacBook tempt me to accept false promises, misplaced attachments, and confused praise. As theologian John Calvin put […]
From the pseudonym of “Gutbloom” comes this humorous attempt to rank condiments according to their divinity; inspired by the “neo-platonic metaphysic” of St. Augustine, the author explains what, precisely, makes mustard the holiest of holies, and mayonnaise suitable only for the Princes of Hell.
Poking fun at modern “listicles” and other web rankings, the author explains why they’ve ordered the list from top to bottom:
I’ve listed it from highest to lowest. Traditionally, it would be listed from lowest to highest. That’s […]
If you’re a Chrome user, you can now make the decision to only read “Ice Cream Party” where-ever someone has typed “General Convention”.
From the extension’s “About” page:
This extension provides relief to beleaguered Episcopalians who are overwhelmed by General Convention, or at least, need a laugh out of it. Let’s have an Ice Cream party instead!
(Much credit and thanks to Eric Bailey, who wrote the “Millennials to Snake People” extension, for making this very easy coding, by sharing his code publicly […]