This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. I don't remember where I first came across Nadia Bolz-Weber's work. It may have been on Twitter, where I follow a wide range of people of various faiths and backgrounds, it may have been on Facebook where I think Libby Anne of Love, … Continue reading Sinners, Saints, and an Exploration of Lutheranism
Some light reading for your weekend.
In the debris of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Atlanta Banana published a satirical news report: Little Caesar’s Pizza had been granted the religious freedom to feed Christian employees to lions.
Never mind that the trope of Christians getting fed to lions may have been made up by early Christians themselves; the Little Caesar story was almost inevitable. Faced with a barrage of conscience claims, frustrated secularists are wondering whether there’s any limit to the privileges some people will claim in the name of “religious freedom” or any limit to the exemptions and entitlements they will be granted by co-religionists in positions of power.
Turning frustration into humor is a time honored tradition, but serious Bible believers are unlikely to find the Little Caesar’s story funny. The notion of martyrdom as the apogee of faith is as old as the Catholic Church. To quote Christian History for Everyman…
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There is a new former-Christian Science blog on the block: Everything's New at http://everythingsnew.net The introductory post on March 9, 2014 explains There are times in your life when you need to branch out in a new direction. This is one of them for me. I retired from computer programming and web development last August; … Continue reading Everything’s New: new former-Christian Science blog
Throughout history, Religion has had a problem with testing and questioning. One of the (many) reasons the Catholic Church hated Martin Luther is because he translated the Bible into German so the common man could read it without the Priest as a middle man. The Catholic Church also disliked Galileo because he challenged their views … Continue reading is there “science” in Christian Science?
In the Principia magazine PURPOSE Summer 2013, there is an article about liberal art education, and on p. 13 there is a little blurb from the college president, Dr. Palmer, which talks about his perspective on the liberal arts and sciences: Liberal arts are liberating arts. They’re an opportunity to see how multiple disciplines work … Continue reading Liberated from Limited Thinking
I've never been a Catholic (although I do love the European Cathedrals...), nor do I ever plan to be one, but I came across the Women's Ordination Conference website and felt it was worth passing along. From their website: Founded in 1975, Women's Ordination Conference is the oldest and largest national organization that works to … Continue reading inclusive and accountable
After a few rounds of "Rock-a-bye baby" and "You are My Sunshine" I sang "O Deamer" (or what I could remember of it there was a lot of humming). This is another one of my favorites, although I prefer it sung by a mens choir. Although I've left the religion, I still enjoy the music … Continue reading O Dreamer
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door paving the way for the Protestant Reformation. Apparently some churches go as far as to celebrate Reformation Day on the Sunday before to Halloween (not Christian Science churches of course). Later Bach composed some special music for the occasion. What is … Continue reading Protestant Reformation & Halloween