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Blog Recommendation: Why are women so mean to each other?

This has been helpful in dealing with and trying to understand female bullies/malignant narcissists/sociopaths like Tracy and the “Avenger“: Why are women so mean to each other? This blogger also writes about dealing with bullies in the c...
by Nyssa's Hobbit Hole on Jul 20, 2014

Staying In Touch With Those Unlike Me 2996

A guest priest handled the sermon, which was abbreviated. Blake asked about Father John, and someone told her that he had a stomach virus. I hope he gets better, but I sure loved getting out of church early. “I wish they had a Sunday virus that...
by Scragg Man on Jul 20, 2014

new film shows how to leave the gay life behind

by Austin Ruse   The modern day LGBT movement wants you to believe that the people featured in the new documentary “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” really don’t exist. They are figments of the fevered imaginations of the Christian right.
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 18, 2014

how i found the catholic faith at southern baptist theological seminary

by Anthony Baratta   It was the day after Ash Wednesday in 2012 when I called my mom from my dorm room at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and told her I thought I was going to become Catholic. “You’re not going to become Catholic, you...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 18, 2014

why pastors should preach about body image

by Christianity Today   Have you ever heard a sermon about body image? Aside from the occasional side comment, I’ve never heard body image given substantial treatment from the pulpit or serious attention from leaders in the church, which i...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 17, 2014

The Tower

I’ve never been to Bowman’s Hill Tower. In truth, I’m not even sure what its significance might be. Beyond giving a spectacular view of the Delaware River valley, it is my understanding that it is a memorial built to George … Continue rea...

the intellectual origins of same-sex marriage

by Michel Therrien   In today’s “liberal” culture, as religious observance declines, the moral tide goes out, seemingly beyond the drop off. The Supreme Court decision of June 26 concerning DOMA is the most recent in an effort to “lib...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 16, 2014

Equal Measure

Far off in the woods of Wisconsin sits a seminary. In these woods, I’m told, wolves eat little girls. That seminary has for decades distinguished itself by its stance against women priests. I knew of, and respectfully disagreed with this … Co...

A Place To Belong

One of the joys of being on holidays is the opportunity to worship at other churches as a participant rather than a leader.  I love the local church and enjoy the diversity of the body of Christ while engaging in a variety of expressions of wors...
by EphesiansFour12 on Jul 13, 2014

skeptics and the claims of the catholic church

by Thomas M Doran   In today’s world, isn’t it crazy to appeal to scoffers to consider Catholicism? Why would a rational modern man or woman in the 21st century be attracted to what the world and its enlightened guides consider an outdated,...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 11, 2014

Assisi- Feel the peace here!

Assisi comuneWell, another destination in Italy ... After 8 hectic days I reached Assisi in the afternoon and was amazed to feel the peace. It felt like in a soundproof town with plenty of fresh air. Assisi is a medieval sacred town in central Italy,...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Jul 10, 2014

my totally enchanting voice and appearance

      Over the course of my lifetime I’ve gotten many compliments about my speaking voice.   I’ve often been told that it’s quite distinctive.   Once I’ve spoken to someone on the phone at least once he always recognizes...
by east elmhurst a go go on Jul 10, 2014

Modern Church Interior Design Ideas

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by Modern Bedroom Ideas on Jul 10, 2014

a vindication of tradition

by James Kalb   Modern times don’t like the authority of tradition, any more than they like prejudice or deeply rooted social stereotypes. We know more today than people did in the past, so why should we view the unreflective habits and attit...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 9, 2014

“Court Rules Wheaton College Exempt from HHS Mandate”

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that affirmed religious freedom for the Green family, founders and owners of Hobby Lobby stores is having positive implications for other faith-based organizations as well. The court ruled last Thursday that Wheato...

To the Swift

Despite its generally secular reputation, one of the great charms of New England is its churches. I was forcefully reminded of this during my recent trip to Boston. Each city along the way boasts impressive churches that might be glimpsed … Con...

Ornery Sunday Afternoon 2950

Blake and I made our return to church, which sucked, but it made her feel good, so I didn’t put up a fight. Once again, Father John’s sleep-inducing sermon tested my patience, and I almost succumbed to the allure of dreamland, but I perse...
by Scragg Man on Jul 6, 2014

vincent wijeysingha – a huge disappointment

  It would be a waste of time to refute the fallacious arguments offered by a Dr Vincent Wijeysingha – I so admired his father – in response to Archbishop William Goh, which mirror a boring list of oft-repeated accusations against t...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 6, 2014

ON THE PRECIPICE OF ETERNITY?

I have often published on my site prophetic words given by Priscilla Van Sutphin. I used to be very sceptic about anyone claiming that they had “heard” from God and felt a burden to be HIS mouthpiece. Indeed, I still … Continue read...
by BELIEVE on Jul 6, 2014

Canada Has No Separation of Church and State

Our friendly northern neighbor is often touted by American liberals for their free universal health-care and left-leaning tendencies. What they constantly forget to mention is that the country they claim to be so perfect also lacks the “separat...
by Inside Ben's Brain on Jul 5, 2014
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