We are not alone. We are bound together through the Water and Word, through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
In baptism we promise to resist evil, but how do we know evil in our life and how do we best resist it? Here’s our top ten ways for resisting evil.
Christians are called to a Radical Faith. Christians, when they live as though their baptisms matter, are radicals. Jesus was a radical. A radical is one who advocates and works for fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions.
During his annual visit to our church today, the bishop will baptize Evanna. She’s a tall, somewhat plump transgender woman around age twenty… Our church has one other trans member, my sixteen-year-old son, Max… This is a safe place, yet instinctively I watch people’s reactions toward LGBTQ people. I look out for Evanna as if she were my own child.
Knowing to whom we belong, we open ourselves to who we are meant to be. And then we open ourselves to astounding miracle and to mind boggling transformation, at our deaths and in every single day of our lives.
It’s been a relatively quiet week, church-wise. After the build-up of Lent, the constant quiet activity of Holy Week, and…
Earlier this past week on 5 NOV, KUTV in Salt Lake City announced that the LDS Church will not allow the children, biological or adopted, of same gender couples, legally married or cohabiting, to receive a name and a blessing at birth, nor baptism at eight years of age.
What difference does it make that we are an Episcopal church?
Writing for the Guardian, Jonathan Elliott explores his identity, and talks about converting to Christianity in his 30s. Despite years as a self-proclaimed crusading atheist, Elliott discerned a faith behind the anger he felt towards religion, and began looking for a church denomination where he could explore his faith.
Baby Jack, the child at the center of a storm of questions over his postponed baptism, will indeed be baptized at the Cathedral Church of St Luke.
ACI: What is the teaching of The Episcopal Church on this issue? If it is the same as that of the church throughout the centuries and of the overwhelming majority of Christians today, these parents in irregular relationships cannot give the appropriate assurance and the infant should not be baptized.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Bishop Greg Brewer of the Diocese of Central Florida will meet Thursday evening (May 7)…
And by their omission, we are being taken still further along the road from baptism as an expression of the big themes of death and resurrection to baptism as a polite middle-class naming ceremony. Once again, it feels like the church is chopping off its own balls.