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  • The Styx
    Whether you need technical help, have a question or a bright idea about the forums, or just want to practice your BBCode before you wreak havoc elsewhere, welcome to the Styx.
    RSS Feed 79 discussions 3.4K comments Most recent: 8th Day board available for next topic by Lamb Chopped 2:16PM
  • Heaven
    Tell a tall story, recommend a movie, share a recipe, confess your TV binge watching, discuss whether the church cat should wear liturgically correct collars. Welcome to paradise.
    RSS Feed 60 discussions 4.5K comments Most recent: Department of Redundancy Department by mousethief 5:22PM
  • Purgatory
    Pull up a chair, get your brain in gear, and prepare for some serious time in Purgatory. This is our proper debate space for theology, ethics, politics, science, tech and culture.
    RSS Feed 135 discussions 22.6K comments Most recent: You can’t drink “not coffee” (atheism) by mousethief 5:51PM
  • Hell
    Got a complaint, a rant or a personal argument to settle? Add it to the uproar – so long as you have an infernally thick skin to match. But first, read and become one with the Hell guidelines.
    RSS Feed 72 discussions 12.6K comments Most recent: Let me make it clear; the Treeza Rant thread by mr cheesy 5:21PM
  • All Saints
    This is the place for all things community, with crew meets, birthdays, announcements, congratulations and prayer requests. Just arrived here? Say hello on the welcome thread.
    RSS Feed 55 discussions 10.5K comments Most recent: Animal companions in our happy homes by jedijudy 3:29PM
  • Ecclesiantics
    Looking for the rite stuff? This is where we talk about everything to do with church liturgy and worship practice, from thuribles and hymns to tambourines and slide projectors.
    RSS Feed 89 discussions 5.6K comments Most recent: Ashes on the Go by Leorning Cniht 5:35PM
  • The Mystery Worshipper
    Pull up a pew and dip into comments, corrections and discussion about Mystery Worshipper reports. To add a new thread, go to the individual report and post a comment there.
    RSS Feed 27 discussions 241 comments Most recent: Ship of Fools: Bunhill Fields Meeting House, Islington, London by Amanda B Reckondwyth March 15
  • Kerygmania
    This is Ship of Fools on the Bible, where we look at biblical books, passages, episodes, characters, and even individual verses. Find online Bibles here: Bible Gateway, Oremus and Crosswalk.
    RSS Feed 96 discussions 3.4K comments Most recent: Ruth, the Moabite by KarlLB 1:41PM
  • The Circus
    Anyone for celebrity death pool? Or everlasting sentences? How about a round of spot the weird headline? For quizzes, wordplay, polls and competitive hymn writing, look no further.
    RSS Feed 40 discussions 13.2K comments Most recent: spring by Piglet 4:35PM
  • Dead Horses
    All the usual subjects that are flogged just a bit too enthusiastically are corralled here so they don't have to be endlessly rehashed on the other forums. May contain nuts.
    RSS Feed 23 discussions 2.1K comments Most recent: The Lord be with you, but not with her -or- Pastoral care for neanderthals by Colin Smith March 13
  • The 8th Day
    Currently running: Relationships. Faith can additionally complicate relationships and Christian relationships can be more challenging. This 8th Day Board is to allow Shipmates to discuss relationships in all forms. Your hosts for this edition of the board are Curiosity Killed, Rossweisse, and Balaam.
    RSS Feed 20 discussions 364 comments Most recent: Roses are red, violets are blue... by Lily Pad 3:01PM
  • Limbo
    The threads that were reasonably deserving while they were alive are sent here for long-term storage. They're archived for reading only.
    RSS Feed 32 discussions 9.4K comments Most recent: Heaven: At the Movies by Trudy January 16