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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 107 discussions 4.8K comments Most recent: Trouble with links by Rossweisse August 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 102 discussions 9.1K comments Most recent: The tragic abuse of sour grapes by Robert Armin 8:10AM
  • 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 280 discussions 42K comments Most recent: The nature of suffering and evil by Martin54 8:44AM
  • 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 103 discussions 19.4K comments Most recent: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson by Dafyd 8:13AM
  • 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 79 discussions 18.8K comments Most recent: The Prayers of the Faithful 2019 by MaryLouise 8:39AM
  • 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 126 discussions 8.7K comments Most recent: Getting vestments (and other things liturgical) wrong in TV and Movies by Enoch 8:29AM
  • 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 31 discussions 594 comments Most recent: Ship of Fools: Quaker Meeting House, Painswick, England by Bishops Finger August 23
  • 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 115 discussions 3.7K comments Most recent: The salvation of women by Enoch August 23
  • 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 7 discussions 2.4K comments Most recent: Less Than Human by lilbuddha August 23
  • 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 48 discussions 18.2K comments Most recent: spring by Raptor Eye 7:18AM
  • 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