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|Saturday, May 26th, 2007|
|Monday, May 14th, 2007|
This place id deader than Steve Irwin in a tank full of stingrays.
So, I really don't trust any other Christian website to be able to offer counsel on this, so I come to you all in the hopes that people still have this on their friends feed.
posted a very obnoxious webblog disproving Christianity in 3 words. It is arguably one of the worst attacks on Christianity I have ever witnessed. I was wondering if others could post their own thoughts so that when I explain why I hate him a little now for insulting my intelligence, I can show that I'm not alone.
|Tuesday, April 24th, 2007|
While looking for something else, as usual, I came upon this little gem from Fortress Press:
Evidently, Lutherans have started to get a little more hip.
Check out the webisodes of Winking Luther
I don't know if Luther is being presented as a pimp or Shaft, but it's worth watching anyway.
it's not amazing, but it's kinda cute.
Anyway, I've taken my idea of needagoodlaity big time and have created Teh-ology
, a blog about all things pop culture and Christianity. Why "teh-ology"? Well, "teh" for the text-messaged version of "the" and... "theology". Um...
Just go to the site and read the full explanation.
I've got only a few posts up there right now and a new one is coming out today about a new devotional bible for the teen girl.
Pimp me! Link to me! Tell your friends! Tell me about stuff you find!
Squee? Squee, indeed.
|Sunday, March 18th, 2007|
|Monday, March 5th, 2007|
A marriage made in heaven?
Here's why you shouldn't have your business columnist write your religious articles. This comes from the online edition of The Economist - see http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=E1_RSNJVRT
if you can.Amid talk of a merger between Catholicism and Anglicanism, a look at how the two businesses might fit together
SCEPTICS are already casting doubt on suggestions, spread this week in parts of the British press, of a massive remerger in the global communications industry. But the prospect of a tie-up between a vast, Rome-based corporation, and a smaller rival with headquarters in southern England, has sent some analysts into a speculative spin. Early discussions are said to have taken place between representatives of two long-established groups. If successful, the deal would see a parent company rejoined with a unit that separated from it, somewhat acrimoniously, in the 16th century.
Some observers suggest that this deal may be at least as significant as the split and subsequent remerger of parts of the AT&T, a telecoms company that held a monopoly position in America until the 1970s. As with AT&T, the break up of a once-dominant organisation inevitably leaves deep scars. But over time, as new competitors with new ideas change the business landscape, the abuse of monopoly power and the pain of parting may be forgotten for the sake of mutual gains. AT&T’s eventual remerger in 2006 with BellSouth, a branch of the telecoms giant snapped off in the reformation of America’s telecoms business, was acknowledged by most as a sensible reaction to the changing competitive landscape.
That may also be true for the two dominant forces in Christian communications. Christianity still claims consumers representing roughly a third of the world’s population. Of these the Catholic brand, with its headquarters in Rome, boasts 1.1 billion adherents. The Anglicans also have global reach, but would bring around 80m adherents to the united corporation. Still, at a time when Christianity is suffering from sluggish growth rates, expansion through mergers seems to be the only means of gaining market share. Traditional worshipping establishments have seen serious competition from Evangelicals and Pentecostalists operating from out-of-town megachurches. Older forms of Christianity, rather like print newspapers, are also losing out as elderly customers fail to be replaced by younger ones and as occasional consumption—rather than traditional, regular use—becomes the norm.
Both churches have sought to downplay talk of a merger. And, evidently, several obstacles remain. As with any merger, knitting together rival management teams could prove tricky. Each disagrees on the nature of the eucharist and the ordination of women. Recognising the pope as the boss of a merged corporation might also prove a sticking point. The Anglican brand also looks troubled. It lacks a clear business model and suffers from open divisions among top managers who have far more devolved authority. Many managers are engaged in a bitter dispute over the hiring of homosexual staff in its American subsidiary. In contrast the Catholic church has a clear line of command between its chief executive, its 4,700 senior executives and 400,000 line managers around the world.
Yet potential synergies abound. Combining workforces could allow for significant cost savings, though job cuts might prove unpopular. Buoyant property markets mean that a merged church could profit handsomely by selling surplus assets, many of them in prime city-centre sites. As the two organisations would not benefit equally—the merger would in effect be a Catholic takeover of its smaller rival—Anglicans may prefer a looser bond, perhaps hiving-off some assets into a joint-venture or even, looking to the heavens, embracing something akin to the code-sharing agreements between big airlines. Whatever form the merger eventually takes, if any, at least the two groups have shown they are serious about getting the mass-communication business in shape for the 21st century. Current Mood: amused
|Thursday, February 22nd, 2007|
New From the Anglican Primates
The Church's One Foundation
The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ! You're wrong!
And poofters who are active
Can't join our happy throng.
The women priests who celebrate
Will make the angels weep,
In love we must reject them;
No priestesses for the sheep.
The church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ! You're wrong!
We're building an extension
To house our happy throng
We're bricking up the windows
Between our pad and yours
We don't want groups of woofters
Watch us eat our Lord
The churches one foundation
Is Jesus Christ! You're wrong!
We've seen you kissing posters
Of the evil 'bishop' Spong
Our Primate he hath spoken
With lace robes glistening
So talk to the hand, b***h
The face ain't listening.
|Wednesday, February 21st, 2007|
Love that Gash of Ash!
Ah, Ash Wednesday! It's truly the Goth Season of the Christian Calendar.
Anyone doing anything interesting for Lent?
|Saturday, February 3rd, 2007|
|Friday, December 8th, 2006|
|Thursday, December 7th, 2006|
|Sunday, October 1st, 2006|
|Sunday, September 17th, 2006|
jamesalison is a community for those who find James Alison's writings interesting and helpful. He is a British Catholic theologian working in the areas of scripture, faith and sexuality. Personally, I find James' theology refreshing and really different - not oppressive in any way, but rather encouraging appreciating "the joy of being wrong" (the title of one of his books). A bit more about James - on Wikipedia and lots of his stuff on jamesalison.co.uk.
|Friday, August 25th, 2006|
I've always enjoyed Sinfest.
|Monday, July 10th, 2006|
|Saturday, May 6th, 2006|
|Monday, April 24th, 2006|
|Thursday, April 20th, 2006|
|Friday, April 14th, 2006|
Jesus, the Pirate sez, "Happy Eastyarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
During my undergrad days at the University of Texas at Austin (during which I spent my time hanging out with Southern Baptists (as a very very bad associator with Southern Baptists) and later the Episcopalians, which was much more my cup of spiked joe), I would, on very rare occasion, go to the meetings of the United Methodist student group, The Wesley Foundation
. There, after a communal meal, songs, and a brief message, the group would split into two groups based upon how liberal or conservative one's theology was. I thought this was a great idea! Unity and diversity all in one.
However, unity and diversity can get one into trouble. For instance, the unity and diversity of pirates vs. ninjas. Yes, yes. It seems that the Wesley Foundation has this sort of diversity as well. But it seems that the University of Georgia Wesley Foundation ninjas are not very stealthy, as determined by the ATF
Luckily, the collegiate ninja was understanding and forgave the sinful ATF officer
. Go forgiveness! That's the kind of ninjas we like to see!
It's Holy Week, kids! Let each ninja, pirate, and ATF officer embrace one another in agapé this Good Friday!
|Wednesday, January 18th, 2006|
|Sunday, January 15th, 2006|
It's the midle of the month again and after a long break it's time for me to solicit for zine content. I'm looking for written pieces of 500-650 words each so I can make the first issue of the Christian Radical in 2006!
I'll accept anything that is of a religious/political nature dealing with topics ranging from Labour, Anarchism, Tactics and resistance movements, to book, zine or music reviews, to theology, ecclesial or scriptural comentary, exegesus, and edtorials. I am also looking for artwork in the form of pictures, drawings, and photo collage.
If you have anything to say about Liberation Theology, the Emerging Church movement, Christianity and Anarchy, Non-Violent Direct Action, Nuclear Abolition, Homosexuality and the Church, the works of mercy, the Catholic Worker movement, ploughshares activism, War, Peace, movement organizing, current events, eschatology, ANYTHING please write it down and send it to
the.christian.radical.zine at gmail dot com
You can also subscribe to the radical in PDF format by writing to
the.christian.radical at gmail.com
Please send all submissions as attachments written in microsoft word and include a short bio and any pertinent links/email adress that will be printed at the back of the zine.
I am always accepting submissions but especially at this time of the month. Your submissions keep this zine in print so please don't be shy about sending things in.
Submit now, submit often.
Chris Rooney, Editor.