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Caprica Comes Out

Caprica logoAfter six years of Battlestar Galactica, it’s hard to adjust to a different show with a whole new look and feel.  But after the pilot and just two episodes, Caprica is starting to turn into something interesting in its own right.

After a passing comment in last week’s episode that was easy to miss, this week revealed one of the characters as both married and gay.  What makes this different from most American TV with married gay characters is that he’s married to another man…

[SPOILER ALERT Don’t go any further if you don’t want to know who it is…]

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"You’re born naked. The rest is drag." – RuPaul

RuPaul and Mr. CharlesI love drag queens.  My hat is off to any man who has what it takes to tuck, pluck, and don those dresses.

Gender bender films are fun, but nothing brings me sheer joy and kid giggles like a drag queen who owns the stage with a larger-than-life presence.

I was an undergrad at UK the first time I went to a drag show.  Nothing in my life had prepared me for walking into a bar full of sequined gowns, high hair, and even a performer with flaming torches and a boa constrictor…

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Baptism as Sacrament – Part II – Ontological Change?

undergoing changeIn a previous entry, we ended on the question of whether a denomination that includes many Protestant streams that see baptism as either a sign of incorporation into a covenant community or as sign of previous regeneration can honestly claim baptism is a sacrament within its bylaws.

The gulf between views of baptism as imparting a gift from God (sacramental) and outward sign of covenant community (Zwingli, Congregationalist) or a sign pointing to an inward act of faith that has already transpired (Baptist, Anabaptist, Pentecostal/Charismatic) becomes even broader when we begin to discuss the ontological meaning of baptism.

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