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Present issues with the expression of art and sexuality on the internet.


The First Thanksgiving -- Warrington Colescott

The First Thanksgiving, 1973 by Warrington Colescott (1921 – 2018)

A grave and dark-clad company!” quoth Goodman Brown.

In truth, they were such. Among them, quivering to-and-fro, between gloom and splendor, appeared faces that would be seen, next day, at the council-board of the province, and others which, Sabbath after Sabbath, looked devoutly heavenward, and benignantly over the crowded pews, from the holiest pulpits in the land.

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Deeds and Creeds II

Above:   Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles, by Duccio di Buoninsegna

Image in the Public Domain


For the Fifth Sunday after Easter, Year 1, according to the  263 more words

Social Justice

Rich Irony

Above:  Part of the Title Page of The Worshipbook–Services and Hymns (1972)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor


There is a liturgical joke that highlights certain denominational differences. 361 more words

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Predecessors

“God’s Righteousness and Ours” A Devotion on Psalm 111:2-3

“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor and majesty is God’s work, and God’s righteousness endures forever.”—Psalm 111:2-3… 326 more words

Christian Faith

I Understand The Wire, but The Crown?

What should we stream on Netflix or Amazon Prime? Should we do what the Puritans did (even though they didn’t have wifi)?

Here’s one piece of advice… 370 more words

Being Human

Stacked odds

I noticed http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=41720&headline=Pilot%20scheme%20will%20help%20support%20young%20gaming%20addicts&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018 when it first went up on the website, and nearly fell off my chair laughing.

I wish I could decide which is dumbest – the scheme, the news that it will get charitable funding, or the sheer, unquestioning cretinism of the comments below the article. 648 more words