Monday, 17 October 2011

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns

Leonardo Boff reflects on the 90th birthday of Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns.

Democracy and capitalism

Democracy in the grip of lying politicians, media, and big business. What a joke.

And a bit of good news ...

... about an Air France pilot.

"Barefoot College" in Sierra Leone


Vatican II: Fifty Years Later

The late Fr Jose Comblin on Vatican II.

When someone is hungry...

"When someone is hungry we do not see samosas floating down from heaven." A classic Desmond Tutu quotation.

A good news story...

A good news story about Msgr. Nicolás Castellanos, who resigned as a bishop in Spain to work among the poor in Bolivi.

The language of an apparatchik

What on earth was Rowan Williams thinking when he used the phrase 'takes no prisoners'?

Justifying the Afghan war - or not

What are other churches saying, I wonder? Church of England, anyone?

The new muscular 'Christianity'

"In Revelation, Jesus is a pride fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up." (Mark Driscoll)*
I am speechless. More or less. Where do you even begin with such a fundamental misunderstanding of Revelation? Where do you even begin to analyse such complete and utter bullshit? The image of Jesus in Revelation is that of the slain lamb. Not to mention the centrality of the cross - getting tortured and executed.

*I am struggling to find a reference apart from the many sites that repeat this quotation.

Quakers and UK child soldiers

It boggles the mind how the UK is getting away with using child soldiers. And the Quakers' response isn't quite good enough.

Ok, forget facebook, use blogger

I have not written here for almost a year. No idea whether anyone ever reads this, but what the heck.

From now on, I'll use the brief posts I tend to put on facebook on this blog instead. I can't promise I'll always add a little theological commentary, but there it is.

I'll start by using some old posts from facebook.