Liturgical Texts and DC Talk For anyone interested in Greek Orthodox liturgy, this is a good resource. I’ve skimmed through several services and liturgies, and I think many of the prayers would be fitting in other branches of Christendom. Of course for all my openness to using bits and pieces or chunks of their services,…

A Wodehouse Star Wars In case you were wondering what Star Wars would have been like written by P.G. Wodehouse, wonder no more.

A Question For You I’ve sent this question out to a few email lists I’m on, and I’d also like to hear from any of you if you care to comment. My question is: What does Jesus mean when he forbids praying “to be seen by men”? Does he mean that we should not pray…

Sagebrush If you haven’t yet, check out Rain From a Rainless Sky. This book is by my friend Brendan O’Donnell.

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Miraculous Feeding Question I know there has been significant discussion as to why there are two miraculous feedings in the synoptic gospels. Why 5000 men and then 4000 shortly thereafter. What’s with the significance of five loaves and two fish and seven loaves and a few little fish? Then there’s the leftovers, and the apparent…

Pornography Is a 12 billion dollar industry in America. According to these stats, the porn industry is bigger than ABC, NBC and CBS combined. And it dwarfs all of the combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises. No wonder we’re so full of shit.

Eucharistic Meditation “But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.” (Mk. 7:27-28) A…

Mark 7: Israel is the Corpse IntroductionThe Pharisees come up to confront Jesus about his disciples eating bread with unwashed hands, following almost directly on the heels of the multiplication of the loaves. It appears that these folks missed the point, or Mark is at least suggesting it to his readers. This would be like…

Exhortation Many of us here find that one of our central callings right now is the regular discipline of young children. Some of you have passed this stage and are being challenged in other ways, but you still need to impart this skill and understanding to your older children. And some of you do not…