- UCC and end-of-life issues at On The Square.
- Great Power, Great Responsibility … the “Spider-man ethic” if you will. Rejected at Overcoming Bias.
- Sentire cum Ecclesia on what muscular Christianity looks and feels like.
- Rowling takes about faith noted at the Scoop and at the Claw of the Conciliator and GetReligion.org.
- Scot McNight is done with ex-Gays?, noting
The American Psychological Association warns therapists about the potential danger and harm to clients if the therapist seeks to help a person change sexual orientation. So they studied distress factors in those seeking change, including spiritual functioning, and they especially studied those who have not returned to a gay identity but who are achieving significant change or continuing to progress in change.Their conclusion: “we find no evidence that the type of attempt to change sexual orientation studied here is harmful” (332). Once again, a chp full of tables about data and results.
I suppose “conventional wisdom” will just reject the data presented (and apparently there is a lot).
- A timeline of East-West relations. (HT: Sentire cum Ecclesia)
- A minority opinion worth holding at the Boundless Line.
- 100 thoughts from Dan Edelen after 30 years in the Church at Cerulean Sanctum.
- Ben Myers recommends a primer/introduction on Barth, because “Indeed, Barth’s thought is so challenging and so difficult to penetrate that the production of “introductions” becomes a matter of some urgency.”
- William Ken offers the confusing notion that Mr Gore’s recent prize opens the election question at the Moderate Voice. This is confusing to me because the prize indicates acceptance in the elite Western European voting block, which has exactly what to do with enfranchised US voters?
- Blog neigbor David Schraub writes what seems to me is an embarassing gaffe of a post. The post keys on rape-as-joke … where the target is the political opposition and the rape in question is counter to the sexual preference of the subject. I don’t see how humor enters here. But, it also seems to me, if tables were reversed, if rape-as-joke was used in a political way by the right … “is outrage” would be the response. I guess “right thoughts” mean “right practice” is not necesary.
- Finally, a disagreement over grounds for divorce noted at One Eternal Day.