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Category List

  • 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 157 discussions 6.5K comments Most recent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Doc Tor 8:37AM
  • 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 58 discussions 9.7K comments Most recent: A Little Dirt Never Hurt-Gardening 2020 by Sandemaniac 6:14PM
  • 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 599 discussions 92.9K comments Most recent: The Last supper mural by Telford 6:19PM
  • 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.

    Warning: visiting Hell is optional for everyone apart from the Hell Hosts. If you choose to read a thread in Hell, you may encounter language that you find offensive. You must read the Hell Guidelines before diving in.

    RSS Feed 173 discussions 38.6K comments Most recent: that was pretty awful Max Hancock by la vie en rouge 6:30PM
  • 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 25.9K comments Most recent: RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg by NicoleMR 5:56PM
  • 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 129 discussions 10.8K comments Most recent: Home Communion Kit by BroJames 6:18PM
  • 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 1.7K comments Most recent: Ship of Fools: Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Massachusetts, USA by boston_irish September 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 149 discussions 4.9K comments Most recent: Balaam's God by TurquoiseTastic 10:03AM
  • 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 31 discussions 7.7K comments Most recent: Medical assistance in dying (MAID) by Caissa August 26
  • 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 83 discussions 31.3K comments Most recent: Ship Quotes File (New Drawer) by la vie en rouge 6:32PM
  • 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.
  • 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 69 discussions 20.1K comments Most recent: Heaven: This thread does not exist by WormInTheGrass May 24