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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 100 discussions 4.2K comments Most recent: Trouble with links by Jengie Jon October 23
  • 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 123 discussions 11.3K comments Most recent: Found poetry in Google Translate outputs by Pigwidgeon October 23
  • 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 332 discussions 51.6K comments Most recent: Abusive concepts of sin ? by quetzalcoatl 12:00AM
  • 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 114 discussions 22.5K comments Most recent: Cancer SUCKS by idj October 23
  • 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 86 discussions 21.5K comments Most recent: General Good-byes And RIPs by Pigwidgeon October 23
  • 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 137 discussions 9.7K comments Most recent: Liturgical colours by Zappa October 23
  • 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 30 discussions 870 comments Most recent: Ship of Fools: Our Lady of Sorrows Priory, Phoenix, Arizona, USA by PDR October 22
  • 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 118 discussions 3.8K comments Most recent: Luke 9 59-62: and mixed messages about how to treat one's family. by caroline444 October 21
  • Epiphanies
    Our space to discuss issues where people are personally invested, where academic detachment just isn't possible, and where issues and identity significantly overlap. Special Guidelines apply.
    RSS Feed 13 discussions 3.9K comments Most recent: How to Combat White Supremacy in its Explicit and Implicit Forms by Nick Tamen October 22
  • 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 57 discussions 20.3K comments Most recent: spring by Pigwidgeon October 23
  • Dead Horses
    Back in the day, all the usual subjects that were flogged just a bit too enthusiastically were corralled here so they didn't have to be endlessly rehashed on the other forums. May contain nuts.
  • 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 256 comments Most recent: Going out by balaam March 23
  • 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