23 posts tagged with church and resolved.
Displaying 1 through 23 of 23. Subscribe:

Church tax on income - consistent with the bible?

I'm not religious, but would like to know whether the enforcement of a tax on income by the church in some countries - normally around 1% - is consistent with the bible.
posted by devnull on Jun 4, 2014 - 14 answers

Chicago Churches

I am looking for a church in Chicago - one that meets a few particular requirements. [more inside]
posted by Ruby Me on Feb 18, 2014 - 6 answers

WeddingFilter: Church Service Self-Invite?

Is someone 'allowed' to invite themselves to the church service of an acquaintance's wedding? Technically allowed, or socially allowed? Are church services 'open'? [Snowflakey fact scenario inside.] [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault on Aug 7, 2013 - 53 answers

What are (presumably) Catholic priests doing wearing robes in shades of

While on facebook, I saw a group photo of Catholic priests in India at St. Alphonsa's Tomb and Chapel, Bharananganam, Pala. While I am aware that it is the norm for Catholic priests in India (and some other countries considered tropical) to wear white cassocks as their street dress, and indeed, a number of the priests in the photograph were wearing them, there was something that was truly puzzling to me in spite of growing up Catholic and having attended mass and otherwise had contact with the Catholic church in two Asian countries, Japan and Thailand. In the picture of these priests gathered at this saint's tomb in southern India, there were some among them who were wearing robes or cassocks in shades of peach or puce, and light goldenrod. I have never seen priests dressed this way in any country, and I want to know if there is some special meaning to this. (For those who don't know about Catholicism, there is a lot of symbolic meaning attached to what priests and other members of the Catholic hierarchy wear, and why. There is actually a webforum devoted to people discussing what then-Pope Benedict was photographed wearing on public occasions and the philosophical and political implications of same). [more inside]
posted by bunky on Jul 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Can a Person Practice Dianetics and Not be a Scientologist?

Here's what I'm wondering. I recently discovered that an old respected friend is studying to become a Dianetics Auditor. My friend had a rough patch a few years ago and ended up feeling happier after undergoing Dianetcs Auditing. Good for her, I say. All I know of the church makes it seem like a nonsensical cult-like place that takes your money, but she's happy. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on May 16, 2013 - 41 answers

Why does my husband's baptism status matter to his ex-wife's current marriage?

My husband was married briefly and divorced over 20 years ago. Since then, his ex-wife has remarried, divorced again and recently remarried. My husband and his ex wife have had no contact since before the divorce. She has just (out of the blue) asked if my husband was baptized (he was not). She said she would need him to fill out some paperwork acknowledging that he hasn't been baptized so her new marriage is recognized in the Catholic church. Can someone explain what my husband's baptismal status has to do with her current marriage being recognized? They are divorced, there was one child born from their marriage. Could she be trying to have their marriage annulled?? [more inside]
posted by getyourlife on Jan 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Where should I take my parents for church on Christmas Eve?

Where can I find a beautiful protestant Portland, Oregon, Christmas Eve service? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Dec 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Where's Caravaggio?

Caravaggio-filter: help me find all the Caravaggios in Rome. Is there a list? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Who uses a cathedral as their parish church and why?

Why would a Catholic or Anglican choose to use a cathedral as their regular church over more geographically convenient parish churches? How would their religious and social experiences differ as a result?
posted by grouse on Jan 3, 2012 - 34 answers

African-American church services in NYC

New York City MeFi: As a Canadian, I've watched a lot of American media. And from this media, I've become really interested in attending a (stereotypical) "American black church" service. It's stuck out to me as something really unique, something very Americana, and I would really like to be a part of it, at least once. (As for what I mean exactly by "stereotypical American black church", I'm don't quite know the precise words -- black gospel? Southern? Baptist? Additionally - if possible, I would love to witness the "whooping" style of preaching.) [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jun 27, 2011 - 25 answers

What's it like to be a nun?

What's your nun story? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Jun 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Christian History for the Non-Christian

Looking for good dispassionate history of the Christian church. I love to read history, and would like to go on a tangent. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Mar 4, 2011 - 25 answers

Is this the best schism Henry VIII could come up with?

How did I go to Anglican High Mass twice and not realize I wasn't in a Catholic Church? [more inside]
posted by oneaday on Oct 31, 2010 - 42 answers

Lost finale church?

What church was the Lost finale filmed in? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Help an athiest get married in a Lutheran church.

What actually happens when you go to see an ELCA Lutheran pastor for pre-marriage meetings? Will the fact that we're both non-believers come up and will it be an issue? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Feb 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Church recommendations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area

Can anyone recommend a church in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, preferably with one with a lot of young people (20s-30s). I'd really appreciate if current members or visitors could chime in with their experiences. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Feb 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Did Mark Twain ever comment on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church?

Did Mark Twain ever comment on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church? [more inside]
posted by Anephim on Oct 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Transitus in San Francisco?

Where could I attend a Transitus service in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by jgirl on Oct 1, 2009 - 1 answer

How to obtain my baptismal certificate?

What's the easiest way to get a copy of my baptismal certificate if I only have a vague idea where I was baptized? This is embarrassing, but in my defense, I don't really remember it all that well. [more inside]
posted by smurdah on Mar 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Help recall folk/bluegrass/gospel song.

Help me remember this folk/bluegrass/gospel song! [more inside]
posted by wabashbdw on Mar 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Protestant worship services in Paris?

What are my options for a good Protestant worship service for Sunday the 18th in Paris? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Jan 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How do we get more volunteers involved in the church

Posting for a friend: She needs help getting volunteers to help out with various church functions. [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Aug 13, 2008 - 17 answers

Find this video!

Help me find a music video? [more inside]
posted by Hargrimm on Feb 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Page: 1