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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 159 discussions 6.6K comments Most recent: Waving not Drowning by Tubbs October 20
  • 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 62 discussions 10.5K comments Most recent: When knowing The Bible helps The Secular by Closet Druid 10:07AM
  • 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 621 discussions 96.2K comments Most recent: Coronavirus - Global and National trends by quetzalcoatl 11:19AM
  • Hell
    Got a complaint, rant or a personal argument to settle? Welcome to Hell. Warning: You may encounter offensive language. You don't need to enter, but read the guidelines before you do.
    RSS Feed 176 discussions 40.4K comments Most recent: Telford by Boogie 10:38AM
  • 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 58 discussions 27.6K comments Most recent: South of Middle Earth by Dennis the Menace 10:35AM
  • 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 135 discussions 11K comments Most recent: Sunday Next Before Advent by TheOrganist 10:11AM
  • 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: St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales by Bishops Finger October 21
  • 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 153 discussions 5K comments Most recent: A man shall leave..... by mousethief October 19
  • 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 7.8K comments Most recent: TERFs, gender, sex, etc. by mousethief October 7
  • 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 86 discussions 32.1K comments Most recent: spring by Ray Sunshine 11:12AM
  • 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