I heard about this in an announcement in church this morning, then saw it in a Salon article. In Pittsburg, a number of women are going to be ordained as priests. Declaring herself "present" (in Latin, ad sum), each of the 12will be ordained priests or deacons by women bishops — themselvessecretly ordained to the […]

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As you know, I don't comment a whole lot on the gay marriage issue, for a variety of reasons. However, there is an op-ed in todays New York Times by Dan Savage, about the recent court decisions in Washington State and New York, that is just amazing. Salient quotes: Blog Category:  Current Affairs Law Politics

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As the events of Israel's war in Lebanon, as well as the US war in Iraq, and interest in Iran and Syria play out, and the rhetoric of “war on terror”, or “sectarian violence” get bandied about by just about everyone, it is critically important that we understand something. The major underlying factor in all […]

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Well, when I change a name, I really change a name! Please change your bookmarks for this blog to: http://consciousgf.wpengine.com And the new feed is: http://consciousgf.wpengine.com/index.rdf The old URL and feed will work fine, but it would be great to use the new one. 🙂 Update: The old feed actually doesn't work, it turns out. […]

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I have been watching what has been happening in the Middle East with real sadness. I sat across a cafe table with a friend of mine with tears in her eyes. It is heartbreaking, from the children being killed, to the effects it has on people from a distance. This crisis is, in some ways, […]

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Well, working with someone who had a visit by the naming fairy sure did help. The new title of the blog is meant to reflect both the varied kinds of things that I write about here, as well as the fact that I am very interested in the intersections of things, where things meet. And, […]

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Some say that the oil sands in Canada will be an answer to our dependence on Middle Eastern oil. It appears that this could be true, but at an enormous environmental cost. That link above to the Wikipedia article details some of the issues, and a new article in Energy Bulletin (something anyone who is […]

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In the interest of learning more, and dialogue, I tend to read one or two Christian-oriented blogs that are more conservative than I am. Blog Category:  America Religion

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Here are just a few tidbits from the environmental front. First, it's probably best for the environment to turn off the air conditioning. It's a hard one, I know, I'm not a real fan of heat. I just spent a long time in an air conditioned car. I can't imagine, though, doing that trip without […]

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I've finally done it. In a bit over a year, I've had more than 10,000 page views (actually, it now stands at 10,172.) Somehow, that feels like somewhat of a milestone. I still enjoy writing the blog, and still feel gratified when I hear that someone reads it, and likes what I write, so I'll […]

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