Day: December 9, 2009

Uganda bill refined?

The “refinements” include the “promotion” of counseling. There is no mention of how short sentences would be for homosexuality, or whether sentences for failure to out homosexuals are still in the bill.

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The perils of sex obsession

While the Church renders itself a laughing-stock over sex, it hasn’t got a hope of converting the young. At the moment some leading clerics come across as befrocked weirdos with one-track minds. And I’m not talking about their belief in God.

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Glasspool speaks with the Baltimore Sun

I think this is a real hopeful sign to the world. You know, especially to young people, who sometimes look at the church and especially the institutional church and say, ‘What are they talking about? What is all this stuff?’ I think the Episcopal Church is particularly poised to offer hope, to engage with the future, both in terms of new technology, and art and music and science with the story of the people of God. – Mary Glasspool

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Food, namely herbs and stewed rabbit, for the journey

I’m twelve years old, and I have made it nearly two-thirds of the way through The Lord of the Rings. But I can no longer bear it, and I shelve the book. It’s just so boring. All they do is walk! They start in one place, walk for a bit, meet someone and chat, and then walk some more! I just want them to get somewhere!

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Advent hope

The certainty of Christian hope lies beyond passion and beyond knowledge. Therefore we must sometimes expect our hope to come in conflict with darkness, desperation and ignorance. Therefore, too, we must remember that Christian optimism is not a perpetual sense of euphoria, an indefectible comfort in whose presence neither anguish nor tragedy can possibly exist.

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