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The Parable of the Progressive Gay Christian and the Christian

A postmodern parable of pride, humility, mercy, and grace… “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two women went up into a church to pray; the one a progressive gay … Continue reading

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The danger of suicide lies in logic, not in imagination

“Martin Manley hated waking up early, but on his 60th birthday he did — or more likely, never went to sleep the night before.

“At 5 a.m. he entered a police station parking lot in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, walked to a spot beneath a tree on its far south end and pulled out his phone.

“He dialed 911.

“He said this:

“I want to report a suicide at the south end of the parking lot of the Overland Park Police Station at 123rd and Metcalf.”

“Then, the blogger and former sports reporter for the Kansas City Star pulled out his Saturday Night Special, a .380 pistol, and shot himself in the head… Continue reading

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The seven deadly sins

The Contrary Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (“Battle for the Soul”), an epic poem written by Prudentius (c. 410). Practicing these virtues is alledged to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins: humility against pride, kindness against envy, abstinence against gluttony, chastity against lust, patience against anger, liberality against greed, and diligence against sloth. Continue reading

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“The gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction”

Millions of people who believe they are following Christ went to church today. The vast majority of these peoples are concerned with the cares of this world, because they have not renounced these in order to follow and to be a disciple of Christ… Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11 in Prayer: Catholics and Evangelicals Not Invited?

According to The Washington Post (9/8/2011) no representatives of either the Catholic or the Evangelical churches have been invited to the Washington D. C. Interfaith Prayer and Remembrance Service, which is being held on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Continue reading

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