BELC Hosts ‘The Princess Bride’ Movie Friday Night

Poster for ‘The Princess Bride’ showing Friday, July 30 at BELC on North Road. Courtesy photo

BELC News:

A free movie will be offered Friday night by the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 2390 North Road in Los Alamos (by Mountain Elementary School).

The movie is “The Princess Bride” (rated PG). All are welcome!

This is a fairy tale, adventure/comedy film originally released in 1987, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, and Mandy Patinkin. Since then, it has become an iconic classic.

The movie will be shown outside in the church courtyard starting at 8:15 p.m., as darkness descends. Seating


Fr. Glenn: Be Content!

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Harry Potter fans will likely remember—not too fondly—Dudley, Harry’s spoiled cousin whose taunting Harry was forced to endure. And yet …  Dudley’s obnoxious entitled attitude is not so uncommon these days.

For instance, it’s not infrequent that people come to priests and ministers with the same plaint directed at Jesus: “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” (Luke 12:13) Sorry, dude (my phrase; not Jesus’); if that other person isn’t doing right, his conscience is not going to be suddenly shocked into doing so. Anyway … how do I know that you’re


Final 2021 Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk: ‘The History Of Vaccines And The Christian Response To Vaccination’ By Glenn Magelssen July 28


The final lecture in the 2021 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) summer series is “The History of Vaccines and the Christian Response to Vaccination” by Glenn Magelssen.

Magelssen’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 28.

Abstract: Vaccines have been important to human history for at least 200 years. For some of you reading this abstract you may remember getting a smallpox and/or a polio vaccine. I have included a picture of a person with smallpox as a reference to how lethal this disease was. In this talk I’ll describe the different types of vaccines. The histories


New Mexico State Sen. Joseph Cervantes On Being Denied Holy Communion By Catholic Bishop In Las Cruces

Sen. Joseph Cervantes

From the Office of Sen. Joseph Cervantes:

SANTA FE – Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces) today issued the following statement after being denied Holy Communion by the Catholic Bishop in Las Cruces:

“For the last 50 years I have actively participated in my parish church and the Las Cruces Catholic Diocese, including at times as its attorney, and for 20 of those years while also serving in elected political service.

Since voting to eliminate an unconstitutional and never used New Mexico law, which would imprison women for abortion, some new clergy have decided I am unwelcome


Fr. Glenn: Just Justice

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Do we not just luuuvvvv David vs. Goliath stories—cheering for the outmatched underdog. This occurs a lot in sports, of course … getting a thrill when the “little guys” prevail over a widely-favored powerhouse, like the American “miracle” hockey team over the Soviets in the 1980 winter Olympics. That shared joy wasn’t just patriotism, but with “our team” victorious it was a feeling of sharing in that great win … even if we were thousands of miles away. After all, we don’t say, “Our team won,” … rather, “WE won!” Everyone loves a mouse that roars. Are not movies of the apparently


BELC Presents ‘Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse’ Tonight

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church presents a Spider man movie tonight. Courtesy/BELC

BELC News:

Free movies on alternate Friday nights are being offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, (BELC), at 2390 North Road in Los Alamos (by Mountain Elementary School).

“Spider man: Into the Spider-verse” (rated PG) will be shown tonight. All are welcome!

This is an animated film based on the popular Marvel Comics story. It won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award after its release in 2018.

The movies will be shown outside in the church courtyard starting at 8:20 p.m., as darkness descends.


Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk By Gary Stradling: ‘Adam And Eve’s Origin And Impact’ … Wednesday, July 21


Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) presents a talk by Gary Stradling, “Adam and Eve’s origin and impact: How they fit into evolutionary history, why they are essential to religion, and how they enabled the explosive success of mankind”.

Stradling’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 21.

Abstract: This presentation will show the Adam and Eve account to be scientifically plausible, essential to Christian theology, and understandable from both a scientific and a religious perspective. The scriptural accounts of the creation of mankind, and specifically, Adam


Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos Food Forest Offers Fresh Fruits And Vegetables To Community

Unitarian Church member KokHeong McNaughton tends to the Food Forest recently at the Unitarian Church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The Unitarian Church Food Forest features fruits and vegetables including tomato plants and an apricot and apple tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Unitarian Church opened its community food pantry, Gaia’s Pantry, in December and since then it has expanded to more than just non-perishable food stuffs and canned goods.

There is a cooler for dairy products and other


Morrie Pongratz: “Christology Without The ‘Fall’” Wednesday


Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) presents a talk by Morrie Pongratz “Christology without the ‘fall’ Do we need Adam and Eve? Impact on Jesus’ mission(s)”

Dr. Pongratz’s Zoom talk will be at 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 14.

Abstract: Science poses a number of challenges to the Genesis account of Adam and Eve. If there was no “fall”, then, contrary to Saint Anselm, Jesus’s mission was not to atone for Adam’s sin. Do we need Adam and Eve to understand Jesus? Did Jesus have to die? Why? What was/were Jesus’ mission(s)? Sacrifice, shepherd or pathfinder? Does good science reveal


Fr. Glenn: Not Playing To The Crowd

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

In the games of a democratic republic such as ours, we daily see politicians of every stripe vying for votes. “What can I say … what policy can I implement, or at least promote … that will gain me the most votes?” And, as we’ve seen probably since the beginning of democracies since ancient Greece, aspiring politicians promise the world, but often can—or will— provide only crumbs.

I often chuckle when I read the story of the trees in Judges 9. The trees clamor for the choicest trees/plants to be leaders, but those decline because they do not want to give up their joy and pleasant life.