Sundries

Here’s a roundup of links to things that didn’t quite make it onto the blog. Perhaps, dear reader, they will bring you some amusement.

  • Religious controversy isn’t unique to the Anglican Communion. It turns out that even Buddhists can get themselves worked into a frenzy. This one’s over women’s ordination. Check it out on MetaFilter.
  • If some women get sacked, they might want to go to Nigeria. You heard that right. According to BoingBoing, It turns out that buried deep within the home of aggressive patriarchy is a kingdom ruled by women. Whenever men try to rule this kingdom, they die. Very quickly.
  • Sure, you saw the article in the New Yorker about the Church of England. But did you see the fashion review of the priest in the photo illustration? The Rev’d Helen-Ann Hartley comes under the merciless gaze of Beauty Tips for Ministers.
  • Speaking of beauty, the excellent Liturgy blog has the story of a man who is building his own cathedral — for many decades. He feels compelled to do this, to glorify God in this way.
  • Creedal Christian shares results of a survey. I am not shocked to learn that “most young adults today don’t pray, don’t worship and don’t read the Bible.”
  • What’s the opposite of helicopter parenting? Knife-throwing mommy! One of many strange and wonderful delights from BoingBoing.
  • Let’s go back to the Liturgy blog, where Bosco Peters is developing a theology of priestly ministry. This post is about presiding & preaching and their relationship to one another.
  • Speaking of preaching, if you are in the pulpit, make sure it’s good. Or else. George Conger has the story of an angry mob who chased a preacher out of the pulpit. For realz.

Until next time, enjoy!

Photo from Flickr user Victor Solanoy.

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