Category Archives: world religions

The Pope is not Infallible. But preach on, brother!

I love Laudato si, his new cncyclical – letter- to the Catholic church and to the world. I took as long reading this as some of the books I blog about, and it has so much good stuff in it. … Continue reading

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The Other Side.

I once lived in Oakland, California, in a rather nice parsonage on the edge of the hills. Then we lucked out and got an urban homesteading house of our own- an abandoned house, with boarded up windows and an FBI notice … Continue reading

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Lent and Easter

Unless you are a church-goer, a Christian or a student of World Religions, you are probably deciding right now to skip this blog entry. A shame in my opinion (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this, even for myself) as each … Continue reading

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The new Atheists and the New Christians

Grandchild stories to begin. For Christmas our grandson got a make-your-own volcano which he immediately constructed, enthusiastically and messily over the next two days. In the course of the project, he learned about plate tectonics, and hotspots in the mantle … Continue reading

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Fields of Blood

We are a violent species. We are a compassionate species. News recently has covered cases of young unarmed black men killed by police. The wars/invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to further hatred and war. Why do we make … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Empire.

I just finished reading this book,In the Shadow of Empire, by Richard Horsley, and intend to re-read it AND buy a paper copy. However, my husband also just read it and blogged on it much better than I would, so … Continue reading

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Simply Jesus: Tom Wright (Bishop N.T. Wright)

Simply Jesus? In the last year or so I have read several books by Christians of traditions other than my own:  Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber is a conversion story by an evangelical, and Love Wins, by Rob Bell is by … Continue reading

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