Elementary

 

St David's Cathederal, Hobart have had this sign outside since before Easter
St David’s Cathedral, Hobart have had this sign outside since before Easter

 
Lately I have been noticing that churches are using media references in their signage presumably to appear more relevant to today’s society. This is another example of that. I have been passing by this sign whenever I’m in Hobart for a few weeks now so I thought I’d share it. I suspect it has more to do with the popular TV series than the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (who hated the Holmes character I believe).

How to be a Christian without being a jerk about it

A very well written piece. I’m fortunate to know some Christians who already live this way.

Feet in, Arms out

A few weeks ago, the marvelous Lindy West over at Jezebel wrote an excellent post called, “How to be an Atheist without being a dick about it.” As someone who has been the target of my fair share of dickish Atheists in my life, I really appreciated it. However, the behavior of dickish Atheists pales in comparison with some of the behavior of my Christian brothers and sisters. So, dear people, I give you some recommendations on how to be a Christian without being a jerk and turning everyone off to not only Christians, but to Jesus. (I’m going to try to cut back on the language in the event that some Christians who need to hear this are turned off by the swears. Let’s see how I do.)

1) Stop threatening people with hellfire and damnation. Nobody likes it. It achieves approximately nothing so far as spreading the…

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