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10 Commandments of Biblical Christianity

10 Commandments of Biblical Christianity

I have regularly stated and written that fundamentalists and antitheists read the Bible with the same approach. Both treat every verse as if they are of equal status, come from the same consistent author, and are all equally true in a literalistic way. Fundamentalists shred the Bible and then paste together unrelated verses to produce… Continue Reading

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Bringing Some Balance to Israel Folau’s Reading about Homosexuals

Bringing Some Balance to Israel Folau’s Reading about Homosexuals

There’s a lot of heat being generated in Downunder Australasia with a Bible verse being bandied around by everyone from sports heroes to journalists saying that homosexuals will go to hell. But, what if the Bible verse they so casually quote doesn’t mention homosexuals at all? Are the journalists actually doing their job responsibly? Where… Continue Reading

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Holy Moly

Holy Moly

I recently watched the above video at a service. It is, as you can see, from Holy Moly – I hope it whets your appetite to look out for more of them. Here are a few more: More information at SparkHouse If you appreciated this post, do remember to like the liturgy facebook page, use… Continue Reading

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is always going to have elements of Throwback Thursday! We are remembering… looking back… Those of us who read the daily Eucharistic readings (these must be the world’s most read-together daily biblical texts) are on our third week of reading from John’s Gospel. Daily, we’ve been hearing negative statements about “the Jews”. Tomorrow,… Continue Reading

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Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

I tend to not like religious movies – I find they are often purile, badly acted, with unbelievable scripts, weak conversations, and poor-quality special effects. Give me a deep-thinking movie, instead, any day. There’s more theology, spirituality, and religion in many “secular” movies than most of the overtly “religious” ones. The movie, Mary Magdalene, is… Continue Reading

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Whence the Bible’s Authority?

Whence the Bible’s Authority?

Yesterday’s Gospel reading, read right throughout the world, had Jesus say: “You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf. Yet you refuse to come to me to have life” (John 5:39-40). I think this is a text that describes a… Continue Reading

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Christchurch Diocese Strong Support for Way to Allow Blessing Committed Same-Sex Couples

Christchurch Diocese Strong Support for Way to Allow Blessing Committed Same-Sex Couples

I remind especially new commenters here that the culture of this site is light over heat – no anonymous comments (unless in exceptional cases where your normal name would make you vulnerable); no ad-hominem comments. Remember, there are real people we are talking about, and real people reading what we write here. On Saturday (3… Continue Reading

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