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The URLs of Angela Rayner



I have structured this page in such a way that it is available "at a glance" to others, who might share some of my interests.  I am tired of having all of my favourite and interesting website URLs scattered across the "Favourites" lists on every browser I've ever had access to.  As a result, I'm on a mission to put them somewhere that I can actually access them.  Just because I list a URL does not mean I agree with the page in question.  I find a great number of things interesting even though I profoundly disagree with them.

Due to somebody's sensible suggstion, it is now linked from AngelaRayner.  I have also chopped large bits of discussion that have ensued about the links themselves.  Since it is a Wiki, people can just put them back again if they desire, but I'd really rather they set up separate pages to discuss the pages' contents.

ARGH.  This page is spiralling out of control.  Ideally I want the whole Theology section categorised into sub-sections of what kind of theology it discusses...

I have started putting Image: 74 icons next to the links that are out of order.  A lot of them have become out dated recently, and I may well put links from the Way Back machine in their place.  In looking up the out of date ones, I've got as far as the section on Mary, but have not completed that section.

If you like the URLs, you might also be interested in AngelaRayner/TemporaryQuoteStorage where I keep a huge collection of quotes.





Frequent use:


http://www.bookfinder.com
One of many magic online bookfinders.

http://www.oremus.org/
Prayer and hymn resource.  Highly comprehensive.

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/
The Summa.  Obviously.  A lifetime's worth of reading, so in the immortal words of a lecturer of mine, "don't bother reading the secondary literature" :) :)

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/
Good catholic news service

http://www.cqod.net/
Christian Quotation of the Day - Evangelical leaning, but one of my favourite sources for quotes

http://www.firstthings.com/
An American conservative, but scholarly political/theological journal with articles free after the month they're published.  One of my favourites.

http://www.goshen.edu/mqr/pastissues/
Mennonite quarterly review - Some interesting articles free

http://www.livejournal.com/
Livejournal.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmyjourney/
Railtrack timetable thing.

http://ccc.scborromeo.org.master.com/texis/master/search/
A quick search of the Catechism of the (Roman) Catholic Church.

http://www.dictionary.com

http://dictionary.oed.com/
(It probably helps to be looking at this from a domain that has a subscription).

http://www.bigbrother.net/~mugwump/Hauerwas/
Quite possibly the definitive Stanley Hauerwas site on the Internet.  It does not contain every Hauerwas resource, but it's a good place to start.

http://www.waybackmachine.org/
It's a magical mystery machine for tracking webpages that once existed, but now don't.  I use it for items that Google caches, but will probably expire.

http://www.etymonline.com/
An online dictionary of etymology.  I've used this on a number of occasions and have found it both useful and full of good insight.


Theology:



http://talkingdonkey.worldmagblog.com/talkingdonkey/archives/024973.html
A wonderful blog post named "Private bible study is a bad idea"

http://milkbadger.2y.net/library/
An interesting collection of links from Bill Cavanaugh, Stanley Fish, Stanley Hauerwas, Richard Hays, Ivan Illich, Christopher Lasch, Stephen Long, Alasdair MacIntyre?, JH Yoder etc.  Some of them are already on this list.

http://www.stnews.org/Commentary-1770.htm
A reflection on the engagement of science and theology.  There are some books I'd like to follow up here.

http://www2.bc.edu/~morrilb/Initiation.html
Sacraments of initiation.  There's stuff here on mystagogy that I want to return to.

http://crc.sa.utoronto.ca/articles/
Bookmarked for a rainy day.  Looks like interesting articles on "home" - homecoming, homelessness and home-making.  Seems to be from a sensible Evangelical perspective, and addresses issues relating to term post-modernism.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/patron00.htm
This is a great site that enables you to find obscure topics associated with the saints. If you have problems with procrastinating, enlist the help of St Expeditus.  You'll have to ignore the fact that he's possibly legendary!  What about computer technicians?  Their patron saint is Isidore of Seville.

http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm
A good description of how to pray the rosary with a picture to aid you.  I find this useful because I'm still not very good at getting the order right.

http://www.interchurchfamilies.org/journal/2002jul10.shtm
The substance of a talk by Ruth Reardon on the life of Fr John Coventry SJ and his activities with inter-Church families.  I found this article while doing a search for something else, but the description of John Coventry impressed me greatly.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1252/is_10_128/ai_75445694
SILENT DISSENTER : Jacques Maritain on contraception - twentieth-century French Catholic theologian
Commonweal,  May 18, 2001  by Bernard Doering

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Holy%20Day%20of%20Obligation
Holy Days of Obligation in the RCC

http://www.touchstonemag.com/docs/issues/13.9docs/13-9pg28.html
Interview with Aidan Nichols O.P. on Radical Orthodoxy

http://www.yale.edu/divinity/spec/spectS99/spect299.htm
Article by George Lindbeck on inter-communion

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/register.cgi/tablet-00847
A really really good article by Eamon Duffy on Fasting.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pope/interviews/duffy.html
An interview with Eamon Duffy about John Paul II.  I really like Duffy's style of speech and writing.  I think it may be related to the way he tells stories.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0111/articles/oakes.html
"Stanley Fish's Milton" by Edward T. Oakes.  It probably helps to have read Milton, but I learned some stuff about Stanley Fish anyway.

http://www.xenos.org/essays/litthry4.htm
"A BRIEF HISTORY OF LITERARY THEORY III" By Chris Lang.  I found this a good critical summary of Stanley Fish's reader-response theory, but I've not dug deeper.  I suspect the author and I would eventually disagree.

http://www.stnina.org/journal/art/1.2.11
"The Significance of the Maleness of Jesus Christ" by Valerie Karras.  The author writes for a newish Orthodox organisation.

http://www.touchstonemag.com/docs/issues/16.1docs/16-1pg41.html
"Is God masculine?" by Alan Padgett

http://www.deepsight.org/articles/bible1.htm
"Letting the Bible speak" by Graham Redding.  This is written in line with "Unleashing the Scriptures".  I'm starting to read about more narrative approaches to Scripture.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1997/11/monroe.html
"Does the Bible Tell Me So? How Americans Misread the Good Book" By Ann Monroe.  Interesting.  I think it applies as much to modern Christians as to Americans.

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/general/cultural_par.aspx
"Cultural Paradosis and Orthodox America" by Bishop [now Archbishop] Chrysostomos

http://www.jesusradicals.com/library/milbank/terror.html
John Milbank on terrorism.  This is a) comprehendable, and b) very very worth reading.

http://www.iipe.org/conference2002/papers/GPreece.pdf
Public Speaking: Thick and thin theological language and "secular" ethical debate.

http://extras.denverpost.com/books/chborder0318.htm
A piece by Rodney Clapp on "can evangelicals be nonfoundationalists?"  I want every evangelical in the world to read this and to stop being captured by a certain kind of "scientific" hegemony.

http://haus-von-nomos.com/kp2.html
A generally good introduction to non-foundationalism, especially to its bearing on Evangelicalism.  I consider this a very well-written piece.

http://www.adamkotsko.com
This is the only Blog I read regularly.  It's a rather curious place.

http://www.jesusradicals.com/index.php
Articles by Hauerwas, Milbank, Cavanaugh etc.  The library section is the good bit.  This is Christian "lefty" site by the look of it.

http://www.angelfire.com/in/crackhead/library.html Image: 74
A list of somebody else's good links.  The library with condition.

http://www.cresourcei.org/cyepiph.html
Good reference and explanation of Epiphany

http://trushare.com/69FEB01/FE01DEVO.htm
Good reference and explanation of Candlemass.

http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/biblio/jhs-nt.html
Links between Gender studies and the New Testament.  It would be good to find a similar site for the OT.

http://astro.temple.edu/~arcc/burns.htm
A very well written email by Peter Burns S.J. re. the status of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis.  I think he's spot on.  Also contains info. re. how the RCC understands infallibility.

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/407001.htm
An article, re. circumcision as a sacrament that may one day link with my long-time-in-coming article, "Practice Matters".

http://www.wls.wels.net/library/Essays/Authors/k/KretzmannCircumcision/KretzmannCircumcision.htm
Another article re. circumcision as a sacrament that I need to look over that may also link with "Practice Matters".

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0310/public.html
A link to FT October 2003 as it contains an article and quote on the Eucharist that I like by Richard Neuheus

http://www.crosscurrents.org/whelan.htm
The Responsible Body: Eucharistic Community by Matthew Whelan.  This will eventually go into a political theology section... here is a quote from the article: "In [The Lord's Prayer], those who pray find themselves enfolded into a narrative in which concern for others' bread, or lack of it, is their obligation; they find themselves responsible for the hunger of others at the roots of their selves."

http://www.goshen.edu/mqr/pastissues/july03carter.html
Yoder's Critique of Niebuhr's "Christ and Culture"

http://www.collegevalues.org/proceedings.cfm?ID=15
Article I liked on university values by William Willimon

http://web.archive.org/web/20040317021828/http://www.christonomy.com/Articles%5cSpecs%5cRomans2.aspx
Barth's use of Romans 2 (don't know how reliable this opinion is).  I've replaced with the "way back machine" link

http://www.religion-online.org/cgi-bin/relsearchd.dll/showarticle?item_id=2116 Image: 74
The Origins of Postliberalism

http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/balthasa/coredemp.html
Von Balthasar and the Co-redemption - Aidan Nichols OP

http://www.intratext.com/IXT/ENG0017/_P1.HTM
Code of Canon Law text - IntraText? CT

http://haus-von-nomos.com/kp2.html
Something interesting critiquing foundationalism

http://www.pbthomas.fsnet.co.uk/Reasons%20why%20I%20need%20the%20church.htm Image: 74
Something [by a Baptist!] on why we need the Church...

http://livedtheology.org/biblio.htm Image: 74
Index of papers from a group at Virginia University called "Lived Theology".  Milbank article & one by Amy Laura Hall.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0308/articles/jacobs.html
A fascinating article by somebody who focuses on individual storied narratives (over against? or as well as?) communal narratives.  I think it an interesting resource for thinking about LiveJournal.

http://69.93.235.8/article.php?id_article=490
"Smile when you say laity" by Eugene McCarraher?.  The dangers of reproducing the marketplace ethos in Church.

http://www.mettaforest.org/Article/The%20Roots%20of%20Buddhist%20Romanticism.htm
The roots of Buddhist Romanticism (which doesn't really interest me) - also gives a good account of how Schleiermacher drew from Kant.

http://www.secondspring.co.uk/articles/scaldecott24.htm
A rather good interview with Catherine Pickstock on "After Writing".

http://odyssey.blogs.com/odyssey/2004/10/hospitality_as_.html
A tiny little meditation on Hospitality as a revolutionary activity by Al Roxburgh.

http://www.calvin.edu/~jks4/ro/robib.pdf
A bibliography that I will one day read through on Radical Orthodoxy.

Things pertaining to Anglicans


http://www.cofe.anglican.org/info/socialpublic/
People often ask, "what do Anglicans believe about abortion or euthanasia or whatever?".  The answer is usually "They think lots of things".  This page is a pointer towards documents that seek to answer that sort of question.

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/sermons_speeches/index.html
I'm forever telling people about this place.  It contains some of Great Grandfather Rowan's sermons and speeches given to larger audiences.

http://www.cofe.anglican.org/info/papers/placeofrefuge.pdf
An Anglican article which I highly commend on refugees called "a place of refuge: a positive approach to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK".  Sometimes it surprises me what good theological work goes on behind the scenes. 

http://www.fulcrum-anglican.org.uk/articles.cfm
Sensible Evangelical Anglican articles

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/pc/alexander/
A superb introduction to Anglo-Catholicism with some good articles below.

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mikef/church.html
An interesting and balanced take on the BCP ceremony of "The Churching of Women" or "Thanksgiving of Women After Childbirth"

Philosophy



http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html
Encyclopedia of philosophy - may well be handy for Wiki debates.

http://www.btinternet.com/~glynhughes/squashed/index.htm
I've no idea if it's done well, but this site provides squashed versions of the texts of various philosophers (Augustine's Confessions are included).  Also, it provides cute icons to show how long it will take to read each text!

Possible resources for thinking about catechesis with adults and children



http://www.kencollins.com/pray-21.htm
Does it matter whether we sit, stand or kneel in Church?  I think this article combined with speaking about customs and manners would make a great slot on prayer and bodies.  The way we greet, eat and meet our friends matters, and so does the way we greet, meet and eat our Lord in the sacrament.  The author uses the Jesus prayer in 4 different positions to show how context matters.

http://www.kencollins.com/pray-20.htm
"Should we sit, stand or kneel to pray?"  Shows 5 traditional postures for prayer...  This is great.  One could ask children to assume the positions and then ask whether they could guess what kind of prayer would be offered from each one.  Eg. kneeling = petitionary, standing with hands lifted = praise.

http://mariannedorman.homestead.com/Contents.html
Marianne Dorman's catholic website.  This looks to be an excellent catechetical resource for adults with a good devotional slant.  It has introductory articles on the creed, the Bible and saints and seasons.  Also has good resources on female abbesses and monasticism.

http://www.elca.org/dcm/worship/faq/ Image: 74
This is the Evangelical Lutherans FAQ on worship.  It could go here or under liturgy, but it contains some fantastic questions and answers.

Beginnings of articles by and about Hans Urs von Balthasar


http://www.ratzingerfanclub.com/Balthasar/
More Balthasar links than even the most Balthasarian Balthasar fan could possibly need.  The more I read, the more I'm sceptical of his account of gender, but I want to write theology like him.

http://communio-icr.com/articles/PDF/scola30-2.pdf
"The Nuptial Mystery: A perspective for systematic theology?" by Angelo Scola.  This is well written.

http://www.secondspring.co.uk/bulletin/highlights33.htm
Details of some random conference and a few mildly worded critiques of Balthasar on gender under the heading "The Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain".

Beginnings of articles by and about Amy Laura Hall


http://www.thenewatlantis.com/archive/7/hall.htm
"In what sense equal?" An article on 3 construals of human beings as equal through: imago dei, redemption and adoption.  Hall criticises the asking of the question "who counts as human being?" and writes from concern for people often regarded as extraneous.

http://www.faithandvalues.com/tx/JLE-8/2/
An article from the Journal of Lutheran Ethics named "The Irreproducible Gift: Musings on Christ and biotechnological reproduction.".  I consider it one of the most timely and well written articles that I've listed here.  I return to it often.

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/webforum/062003/response_hall.pdf
The "Radical Edge" of critical familism.  I am quite persuaded by some of these ideas.

http://divinity.uchicago.edu/family/newsletters/30%20May%202002.htm Image: 74
Random piece of correspondence related to critical familism.

http://www.theotherjournal.net/article.php?id=28
An interview with Amy Laura Hall by Chris Keller on Evangelicals having heartily embraced reproductive technology.  I'm looking out for anything published or printed by ALH as I'm quite excited by some of what she to say about Christian practices.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/011/22.70.html
"A Hard Pill to Swallow" - This article is connected to the one below and is by the editor of Christianity Today, Agnieszka Tennant, who had a change of heart with regard to the birth control pill after hearing Amy Hall.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/007/9.30.html
"Unwanted Interruptions".  An interview with Hall about the "interruption" of children into our lives.  It has to be said that my favourite line in the article runs like this: 'It is not unusual for Hall to check her blouse for toddler goop as she begins a lecture.'  What a celebration of embodiment!

http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=2706
An article by Hall named "Making prenatal choices", a review of four books on similar subjects.

http://www.ats.edu/faculty/grants/luce/2004/chrisco1.html Image: 74
http://www.ats.edu/faculty/grants/luce/proposal/hall.html Image: 74
These two links seem to be concerned with Hall's current book/series of articles on Protestantism and biotechnology.  The second is most informative.

http://akma.disseminary.org/archives/001459.html
A random piece that Google generated on a talk that Hall gave at the Ecclesia Project Gathering in 2004.

http://www.womenscenter.emory.edu/Women_News_and_Narratives/WNN_FA99/hallfl99.html
"Bursting in on the academy" - Brief advice for women on finding jobs in academia.

Beginnings of articles by and about Stanley Hauerwas:


http://www.touchstonemag.com/docs/issues/16.3docs/16-3pg57.html
Touchstone introductory article on Hauerwas - hones in on pacfism.

http://rnasecure.org/media/03seattle/shimron1.html
"The Gospel according to Stanley Hauerwas" - Yonat Shimron

http://articles.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_13_119/ai_88581911
A Contested Classic: Critics Ask: Whose Christ? Which Culture?  Hauerwas article.

http://www.religion-online.org (This website does not keep static links.  Use search terms: Politics, Difference.)
When the Politics of Jesus Makes a Difference - by Stanley Hauerwas

http://www.christianitytoday.com/bc/2003/006/5.22.html
Whose Natural Theology? Stanley Hauerwas—and Karl Barth—make their peace with an embattled doctrine.

http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/jul1992/v49-2-article5.htm
"The Chief End Of All Flesh" By Stanley Hauerwas and John Berkman.  Vegetarianism & Violence.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050831131012/http://www.nd.edu/~krocinst/colloquy/issue1/research_yoder-dialogue.htm
"John Howard Yoder and the Catholic Tradition" Stanley Hauerwas.  Absolutely wonderful stuff, but such a small article!  It's about Yoder's Christology.  Marker: Christology exam?  Replaced with "Way back" link.

http://www.religion-online.org/cgi-bin/relsearchd.dll/showarticle?item_id=112 Image: 74
Named "The Testament of Friends" available from religion-online.  It's about how Hauerwas thinks his own work has developed.

http://www.goshen.edu/mqr/pastissues/oct00hauerwas.html
Hauerwas on how he found himself a pacifist.  Named "Confessions of a Mennonite Camp Follower"

http://lifewatch.org/abortion.html
"Abortion: Theologically Understood."  I've found this really useful for learning to think theologically.

http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=news.display_archives&mode=current_opinion&article=CO_010702h
Interview with Hauerwas on "pacifism".

http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/911site/hauerwas.html Image: 74
September 11, 2001: A Pacifist Response

http://www.ctinquiry.org/publications/reflections_volume_6/hauerwas.htm
Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Truth and Politics

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2096/is_1_52/ai_88702684/print
"Unmasking the differences: Non violenceand social control"  by Gloria Albrecht.  Tackles Hauerwas re. feminism.

Beginnings of articles by or about John Howard Yoder


http://www.geocities.com/savageparade/poj
Woohoo - finally found the simplified summary of "The Politics of Jesus" by John Yoder.

http://www.nd.edu/~theo/jhy/ Image: 74
Not everything by Yoder is in print.  This is a site providing some of his unpublished articles.  I think he has written the most interesting piece I've read for a while on homosexuality, called "History and Hermeneutics".

http://www.globalengagement.org/issues/2002/10/yoder.htm
"If Yoder were with us now."  Theologial reflections on Iraq.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0212/correspondence.html
Correspondence by Hauerwas in First Things on reading Yoder.

http://www.bruderhof.com/articles/WayOfPeace.htm Image: 74
Except from Yoder's "The Way of Peace"

Beginnings of articles by John McDade?


http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/faculty/acad/mcdadej/mcdadej.htm
Most (online) John McDade? articles seem to be available on the Heythrop website above. The few that aren't, I've listed below...

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/textmcdae.html
John McDade? address to conference

http://www.bc.edu/offices/mission/exploring/jesuniv/
Discussions about what a Jesuit university might look like.  Links to a good John McDade? article.

http://www.rcdow.org.uk/diocese/default.asp?content_ref=439
John McDade? speech to priests of Westminster RC Diocese on "Graced by the Spirit".


Beginnings of articles by or about Philip Turner


http://www.etss.edu/TurnerInterimDean.shtml
This page provides a helpful biography of Philip Turner's writings.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0506/opinion/turner.html
This is one of my favourite Turner articles on why Episcopalians/Anglicans? need to preach something other than sermons on "love". (First Things)

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0311/articles/turner.html
The Episcopalian Preference - First Things article criticising ECUSA's lone action re. Gene Robinson.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0311/articles/turner.html
An article criticising ECUSA for becoming a "liberal", liturgical, Protestant option.

(Also, see Sexualities section.)

Beginnings of collections for scholars whom I have some interest in


http://ihome.ust.hk/~lbcaplan/mphil/douglas.html
This is a page, rather like this one, indexing and referencing various internet resources on the anthropologist, Dr Mary Douglas.

http://www.pitt.edu/~strather/Mary%20Douglas%20Review%20Forum.pdf
Multiple book reviews of Mary Douglas' "Leviticus as Literature" by several renowned scholars, including Suzette Heald, Lester L. Grabbe, Don Handelman,
Alan F. Segal and Ronald S. Hendel.

A few articles surrounding research into the "Historical Jesus" phenomenon.


http://www.worldvieweyes.org/resources/Strauss/QuestforHistoricalJesus.htm
All you could ever want to know about the supposed "historical" Jesus quests.  This page has a good summary of all 5 quests (what more could one want?).  And yes, I'm sceptical of this stuff, even when it comes from writers I agree with.  Who is the unhistorical Jesus anyway?

http://energion.com/rpp/hjbib.shtml
A good page on the historical Jesus literature, giving guidelines on how conservative and how scholarly certain books are.

http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Dec1997/feature3.asp
Finding the Historical Jesus An Interview With John P. Meier.  General gist: anti-Jesus seminar

http://www.depts.drew.edu/jhc/rpltj.html
A review of Luke Timothy Johnson's book Hist. Jesus.  (Highly unfair review)


Articles on Mary, Mother of Jesus. (I've got more general Mary material to put here...)


http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/archive_db.cgi?tablet-00255
Article by Eamon Duffy called "True and False Madonnas".  I like the general thread, but may critique a small amount in an article at some point.

http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ36.HTM
An Explanation & Defense of the Traditional Catholic Doctrine of Mary Mediatrix

http://www.catholic.net/rcc/Periodicals/Faith/2001-08/samaha.html
The Priestly Function of Mary’s Mission by Br Samaha (Very good)

http://www.udayton.edu/mary/meditations/samaha5.htm
The Virgin Mary's Priestly Role (Another by Br Samaha)

http://www.catholicculture.org/docs/most/getchap.cfm?WorkNum=213&ChapNum=18
Another Mary-priest argument

http://www.womenpriests.org/mrpriest/m_orders.htm
Mary and Holy Orders

http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/marian/5thdogma/patristics-2.htm
Part 2 of Mary Coredemptrix In the Light of Patristics by Rev. Bertrand de Margerie, S.J.

http://www.udayton.edu/mary/meditations/chaminade/participation.html
Mary's Apostolic Mission And Our Participation.  The Vision of Venerable William Joseph Chaminade Developed by Father Emil Neubert, S.M. (I really can't remember what this was relevant to)

Creation and environmental concerns


http://thegrapesofroath.welshblogs.co.uk/2008/03/compost_101_bokashi_breezer.html
Introduction to Bokashi system and details of what can be put in the Bokashi

http://www.naturalcollection.com/natural-products/Attractive-Urn-style-Wormery-with-Planter.aspx
This is my favourite wormery in the world, due to the fantastic flower planter.

The Liturgical Year


http://www.stphilipsoconnor.org.au/sermons/01March2009_RW.html
Lent: This is a fantastic sermon on what it means to enter deeply into Lent

Sexualities


http://www.lgbtran.org/index.htm
The Gay & Lesbian Religious archives (Chicago Theological Seminary)

http://www.lacan.com/nosex.htm
Article by Zizek on loss of sexual difference.  This is a brilliant piece of writing.

http://philo.ucdavis.edu/zope/home/bruce/RST23/STDNTPAGES/rst23-ORTHODOX.HTM
Interesting article from a gay Orthodox Rabbi

http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/bpadams/blog/docs/BiblicalJustHomosex.pdf
A Biblical Argument for the Acceptance of Homosexuality by the Christian Church from a Radical Reformation perspective.  (I haven't read this yet).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2003/06/17/do1701.xml
Accessible within telegraph only. A. N. Wilson article (pro-gay) that I found provocative.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week707/commentary.html
John Milbank on homosexuality

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9305/articles/turner.html
Sex and the single life - First Things article.  Philip Turner on whether the church's current sexual ethic is worthy of the calling of Christians.

http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=502
A book summary by Gilbert Meilaender on how we've lost our capacity for embarassment and why a return to modesty is necessary.

http://godsfriends.org/Vol16/No1/james-alison-interview.html
An interview with James Alison - from which the most interesting quote is: "It seems to me to that the capacity of gay males to start to consider ourselves normal is the direct result of women having started to become equals or comparative equals within previously all-male groups."

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/relrpt/stories/s1233763.htm
A very good interview with Timothy Radcliffe O.P. who gives a defence of celibacy.

http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1816
An article by Dr Peter A. Bertocci on "Keeping Quality in Sexual Experience".  It's really interesting and moves from criticism of "better technology" to naming the courage required to marry.

qUEER Theory


http://www.indegayforum.org/authors/murray/murray4.html
Article by Stephen O. Murray - "5 Reasons I don't take "Queer Theory" seriously"


Marriage, Anullment, Divorce


http://www.godspy.com/reviews/Divorce-American-Style-Marriage-Catholic-Style-An-Interview-with-Bai-Macfarlane-By-Zoe-Romanowsky.cfm
Interesting article on why Christian marriage and civil marriage may be a different ball game.

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/abbott/051207
Catholics and no-fault divorce


Resources Supporting Women


http://www.litim-oi.org/menu.html
The Li Tim-Oi Foundation exists to carry on the ministry of the first Anglican Woman Priest by enabling women in the Two Thirds World to train for Christian work in their own countries.  (Why have I not heard of this before?)


Female priesthood? and a few articles on priesthood generally.


http://www.thomist.org/journal/1997/974abutl.htm
Article by somebody named Sara Butler who thinks women ought not to be ordained priests.

http://www.episcopalian.org/cclec/paper-womordwhitacre1.htm
A (long) article on why women shouldn't be ordained.

http://www.womanpriest.org/contemp1.htm
Lots of pro-priest articles.  I'm getting kind of sceptical of the general 'approach' from this site, but I like some of the stuff from Tina Beattie.

http://www.womenpriests.org/called/munch3.htm
Catholic Women Priests? by Josefa Theresia Münch

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cclergy/documents/rc_con_cclergy_doc_28101995_intsy_en.html
Priesthood a greater love (what a wonderfully named document!)

http://www.womenpriests.org/body/beattie3.htm
The Female Body and the Sacramental Priesthood in neo-orthodox Catholic Theology

http://www.catholic.net/rcc/Periodicals/Faith/2000-910/mangan1.html
The Mother of Priests, the Ministerial Priesthood, and the Common Priesthood of the Baptized by Charles M. Mangan

http://pontifications.classicalanglican.net/index.php?p=108
Entitled "Catholicity or female priests? Must the choice be made?"  It is a (still ongoing and massively sprawling) debate on preciely this question.  It has a slightly American bias.

http://www.geocities.com/the_theologian/content/pastoralia/bray_episcopacy.html
This is an article by an educated American Anglican Evangelical (whew!) about women priests.  Like lots of my links, it's quite conservative.  Focuses more on headship than priestly ministry.


Christian Peace Resources


http://peace.mennolink.org/adults_a_prayers.html
Praying for our enemies - there are some good prayers here.

http://www.peacetheology.org/papers/huebner.html
An article that questions the epistemology of peace in a way that I think will take years to practice.  This is a very well written piece about peace.

http://www.kingdomnow.org/essaytheo.html
In re-searching for "When the politics of Jesus makes a difference", I found this page.  It seems to contain peace resources.  Looks fascinating.

http://www.bluffton.edu/~mastg/pacifism.htm
Writings on Christian Nonresistance and Pacifism from Anabaptist-Mennonite Sources.  Last time I checked, some of the links didn't work.

http://www.cpt.org/
Christian Peacemaker Teams.  This is what I'm doing next ;-)

http://mediate.quaker.org/papers/rj.htm
How restorative is the "Alternatives to Violence Project"?  (Not sure if I've ever read this...)

Angelology


http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/alpha.html
When there's little to do of an evening, some people watch Big Brother.  I, however, seem to look for information Dionysius the Aeropagite's angelology.

Education


http://www.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/2003Mar/huebner.php
"Christian Education: The Question of Engagement" by Harry Huebner.  There's a whole series of these articles, all critiquing one another on the Mennonite Life website, but I really like this one.  Check out the introduction.

http://www.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/2003Mar/schrag.php
"Beautiful Minds, Crucified Minds, and Hospitable Hearts" by Dale R. Schrag.  Whether you teach, learn or both in an academic institution, you should read this.  It's about academic hospitality.

http://catholiceducation.org/
Articles on Catholic Education.  Quite conservative.

http://www.farmington.ac.uk/documents/old_docs/Wood.htm
"UNLEASHING THE LION: TEACHING THE BIBLE IN THE POST-MODERN CLASSROOM" by Cavan Wood.  It's a long and sprawling text.  I can't remember why I read it (or if I read the whole lot), but it's got some interesting Stanley Fish excerpts.


Liturgy


http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/Latin1560/BCP_Latin1560.htm
The Book of Common Prayer in Latin.  I think it would be really really cool to learn to sing Evensong in Latin.  If anybody out there wants to teach me, I promise I'd be a willing pupil!

http://cfaonline.asu.edu/haefer/classes/535/catholicliturgicalbooks.html
Useful list of terms.

http://www.romanrite.com/j070302.html
John Lilburne's journal about articles by Bishop Ryan of Monterey on postures for the people.  (This is all rather foreign to my ears, and my former self would have raged about excessive legalism, but I find the thinking on posture fascinating, even if I don't care for too much of this kind of sentiment.)

http://www.yale.edu/adhoc/research_resources/liturgy/intro.html
Introduction to Medieval Christian Liturgy

http://www.stmichaels.org/stmichaels/latmass.htm
FAQ on a church in the US that uses the Latin Mass.

http://www.maternalheart.com/cabrol/cabrol_preface.htm
"THE MASS OF THE WESTERN RITES" By the Right Reverend Dom Fernand Cabrol.  (No, I've not read it yet...)

http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/articles/badliturgy.htm
"Is Your Mass Valid?  Liturgical Abuse" Bruce Sabalaskey.  It's from a Roman point of view, and I don't subscribe, but it's useful for thinking about why ritual matters.

http://www.oremus.org/liturgy/lhwe/passion.html
Here are the Passion Narratives in both continuous and dramatic form.  Most people would have little use for them, but Google can't find "Passion Narratives Dramatic Form" so I thought I'd help out Parish Administrators!

http://www.prayerbook.ca/library/index.html#prayerbook
Scholarly Insights on the Prayer Book and its Parts.

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/register.cgi/tablet-00991
Dominic Milroy writes on "Paradox at the heart of the Mass" and the difficulties of, amongst other things, inter-communion and non-reception of the Eucharist by certain groups.

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/register.cgi/tablet-00980
Eamon Duffy on the Mass, including his classic lament: "The once abundant repertoire of para-liturgical rituals, devotions and sacramentals, by which Catholics mark, bless or dedicate key events, has dwindled, and the Mass has become for most of us the one-fit focus of the sacred."

http://www.sspx.ca/Angelus/2003_January/Liturgical_Movement.htm
A good and moderate review of "The Liturgical Movement" by Fr. Didier Bonneterre, which gives a balanced assessment of the Movement itself.


Teaching/Catechisms?


http://www.cin.org/users/james/ebooks/master/master2.htm
One of my favourite sites on the 'net.  It has links to a great many useful catechisms.

http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/thecopticchurch/sacraments/1_baptism.htm
Info. on the Sacrament of Baptism from a Coptic-Orthodox point of view.  Very interesting.

Stuff from lovely JPII:


http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_15081988_mulieris-dignitatem_en.html
Mulieris Dignitatem - On the dignity and vocation of women

http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2bvm41.htm
CHRIST CALLS WOMEN TO SHARE HIS MISSION - Pope John Paul II 

http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2bvm48.htm
MARY’S CO-OPERATION IS TOTALLY UNIQUE - Pope John Paul II 

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pope0264ih.htm
"Women: Teacher's of Peace." from 1995 World Day of Peace.  Even though I worry about the implied essentialism (and like he's really going to care what I think), I /still/ re-read and enjoy this document.  Go women!


General Christianity:


http://www.catholicculture.org/
Catholic Culture Home Page.  I think it has lots of conservative Catholic articles of interest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/news/stories/200301/24/vicar.shtml
Vicar up in arms over gun laws.  No interest in news story, but a vicar I vaguely want to contact as he runs theology sessions in the pub.  Also has a Heythrop degree.

http://www.evangelism.uk.net/church_development1.htm#Catholic%20Evangelism
Church development - mission and evangelism resources

http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/yellow_pages/
C of E Yellow Pages

http://www.newchurchvineyard.org/2003dec/projects/
Line drawings of annunciation and nativity

Interesting articles from the BBC:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4104055.stm
Fortress America's problem at the border.  This is a superb article, and complements Amy Laura Hall's article on The "Radical Edge" of critical familism.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4124239.stm
Article about a Muslim who chose Sufi-ism (oh, look out, it's an "ism") over a more radical style of Islam.

Christian products:


http://www.catholicgreetings.org/
Free E-mail Catholic Christian Greeting Cards

http://www.charlesfarris.co.uk/
Charles Farris - candle supplier

http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintOfDay/default.asp?id=1291
Info. on Sts Cyril & Methodius


ADOM:


http://www.andywlms.com/adom/
A rather definitive and useful ADoM manual

http://www.andywlms.com/adom/adomgb-0-2.html
Andy Williams' pages - ADOM Guidebook - Alignment and Altars

http://www.andywlms.com/adom/adomgb-app-J.html
Andy Williams' pages - ADOM Guidebook - Monster list

http://www.z.uk.com-gamefaqs-ADOM.txt
ADOM FAQ


News and general research related:


http://www.economist.com/research/backgrounders/
A really handy page with links to the background of many world-conflict and other situations.
Probably need a decent access service to get further into the page.


Rayner search:


http://www.census.pro.gov.uk/
1901 census results - site charges for full records


Lyrics:


http://songbook.manueladam.com/ID/d0592387-33ac-4087-97e8-4cf727ce619d/show.lyrics
Lyrics to Nichole Nordeman - Please Come (one of my favourite Christian songs)

http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/n/nicholenordeman10711.html
Entirety of Nordeman lyrics (beware, popups)

http://www.geocities.com/islandlyrics/lyrics/mary.htm
Mary Chapin Carpenter Lyrics


Languages:


http://world.altavista.com/
Babelfish

http://freetranslation.imtranslator.com/
Another free translation site

http://www.latin-mass-society.org/simplicissimus/
Learning Latin - The Latin of the Traditional Roman Missal (might actually get around to this one day)

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/jargonbuster/
Oxford Dictionary help page on jargon busting when using language terms.  Also has other useful pieces.


Literature and art


http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/donnebib.htm
The works of John Donne.  Some of the poems even have .wavs.

http://gallery.euroweb.hu/
Web gallery of lots of art.  A colleague is trying to introduce me to culture.  It's about time somebody did!

http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/oct1981/v38-3-criticscorner3.htm
A page commenting on Tennyson's religion. 

http://www.sogang.ac.kr/~anthony/Religion.htm
This might be useful to A-Level or undergrad English Lit. students who are looking for links pertaining to Geoffrey Chaucer, religion and The Canterbury Tales.

=== Loud Alarm Clocks and getting up early===
http://www.dynamic-living.com/vibrating-alarm-clock.htm
This seems to be a $49 + $8.50 shipping one that has multiple alarm settings.  Loud + vibrate + multiple settings

http://www.seniorshops.com/sonic200.html
Is cheap at $36.95 and is small, has loud + vibrate + snooze, but no multiple settings.

http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/05/how-to-become-an-early-riser/
As it says.  This is a post on learning how to get up early.  It contains a link to How To Become An Early Riser, part II as well.

Quotations:


http://jerome2007.tripod.com/quotations_catholic.htm
Catholic quotes (not all that great)


Christian satire:


http://www.dioceseofwenchoster.co.uk/
Check out the made-up hymns on this site!

http://www.thebricktestament.com/
This is a great resource for youth work/children's work that not enough people know about.  The Bible (slowly emerging) in lego caricatures.

http://www.fuc.org.uk/
Frankly Unfriendly Catholics.

General Christian tat:


http://www.trainupachild.com/
Dubious Evangelical site for bringing up Christian children who play Christianly...  However, it has some great action man/woman figures.  I am a particular fan of Goliath.  Also, it looks to me as though Mary has muscles.  If you order one of these, you get an Angel free!!

http://allweathercandles.com/product_zoom.php?tipsvece=G30&plamen=4&barva=1&dodatek=0
Rather interesting red, plastic, Slovenian all-weather candles.  Some of them are in the shape of the sacred heart.  Fun devotional clutter for the catholic who thinks that they have it all.

http://www.imporvelas.com/cand_elec.htm
Even more all weather candles.  Sadly, none of the sites offer a "buy online" option.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/9587/freerlic.html
I realise that this will be of limited interest to most people.  However, if you want free "second class" relics, they can be sent to you from here!

Cooking and food relating to religion:


http://www.cookiecutterfactory.com/thumbnail.asp?cid=27&pcid=0
Jewish and Christian biscuit cutters.

http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/store/religious.html
More Jewish and Christian biscuit cutters.  There's a great Torah shaped one here, and also one of a Shofar.

http://www.kitchengifts.com/religious.html
Tonnes more religious biscuit cutters.  This one features an Ark, a harp, a Hebrew scroll, a Christian fish, obscurely a tea cup and pot, and also a camel with a large hump.  For all of those occasions when you need to make biscuits!

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/candymolds/M-religious/M-religious.htm
Molds for making sweets that I found whilst looking for biscuit molds.  Tonnes of them.  Jewish and Christian.

http://www.candylandcrafts.com/judaism_molds.htm
Jewish sweet molds.  Includes a "Happy Passover" lolly mold and a Purim piece "Happy face".  Also, "Star of David" - bite-size!

http://www.candylandcrafts.com/religious_molds.htm
Christian sweet molds.  Here you can buy a mold for "Confirmation lolly" and, unbelievably, a "Last Supper" bar.

http://www.cookiemold.com/HistoryofMolds.html
The history of biscuit/cookie molds.  Because you really need that information! :)

http://www.bakingshop.com/cakes/religious/
Religious cake decorating and party supplies - nothing much useful to me here, but has some edible "First Communion" decorations if you so require.

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/edibles/edibles.htm#org
Edible images for cakes.  This site has the dubious prvilege of containing the only edible Virgin Mary that I've found on the entire world wide web.  However, it doesn't say how large Our Lady of Guadeloupe actually is, which is a drawback.  I am /still/ looking for small (fairy-cake sized), edible BVMs for Marian feast days!

http://www.tastyfotoart.com/
These people let you send them images which they will turn into edible objects.  Could be useful if the Mary search proves fruitless.

Misc:


http://www.sfs.org.uk/
This is the website for the Society for Storytelling.  Since I think story telling is a forgotten art, maybe I'll get in touch with them to see if it's possible to learn to practice some time...

http://www.xe.com/ucc/
Currency convertor

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A842942
The Trouble with Harringay, North London (article)

http://www.countryloversstore.com/
If you want to look as cool as I do, buy your Drizabone coat from this site.  They shipped me mine within two days of ordering and they are very weatherproof coats.  Also, they have leg straps, meant for riding, but good for cycling too.
[Discussion snipped.  People have pointed out that the coding on this page is not secure for ordering.  I've not faced repercussions, but watch this space.]

http://www.hatsdownunder.com/drizabone_pants.html

http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/AHR/archive/Issue-February-1998/fish.html
Stanley Fish interviewed on his book, "There is no such thing as free speech".  Must get book!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F11%2F08%2Fnalan08.xml
Article about a man who resigned to spend more time with children, who now wants the government to pay for other people to have child-minders.

http://www.rhymezone.com/
This is a great little device for finding rhyming words.

http://www.musonix.demon.co.uk/veganline/shoe-sizes.htm
(Useful for buying new shoes from ebay where shoe sizes are different in different countries)

http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/index.html
Make Lego "mini-mes"

http://www.ozyandmillie.org/1999/om19991004.html
MoonShadow and SunKitten got me into Ozy and Millie.  In this one, I have taken over Millie's personality.  She is me!

http://www.nyu.edu/classes/duncombe/reality/syllabus.htm
Interesting looking reading list that I want to examine at some point.

http://www.cyclejourneyplanner.org.uk
An up and coming link that I hope will eventually be useful for navigating on a bicycle!

http://www.kettler.co.uk/contact_us.aspx
The contact page for Kettler bicycles (one of my favourite makes).

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/alpha.html
One of those obscure lists providing URLs for all of the universities in the UK.

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