Friday, October 24, 2014

With Gilded Edges and Satin Ribbon

Have you ever tried reading the Bible? It can present a bit of a challenge to the modern reader. Some of the difficulty comes from the structure: Leviticus and Deuteronomy are simply lists of rules, and there are more detailed genealogies in on book of the Hebrew Bible than in the entire Silmarillion. Even in what should be the most exciting sequences, the tale of Jonah, for instance, or the Book of Revelation, the prose style can bog the reading experience down.

Luckily for this faithless generation there is a more reader-friendly version, God is Disappointed in You.

You can’t really appreciate something unless your willing to see the humor in it. If you’re too reverent that means you’re afraid of it, right? But if you treat something like it’s part of your family, you’re going to see its faults, but it shows that you love it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fantastic Plastic has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows.

Italy’s Catholic bishops are furious about controversial artistic depictions of the popular Barbie and Ken dolls as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints.

Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures for a show named “Barbie, The Plastic Religion,” which opens in Buenos Aires on Oct. 11.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mission and Ministry Board Bingo

It's Mission and Ministry Board meeting time again; here's your latest Buzzword Bingo.

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