Day: April 29, 2011

Micro-loans for sacred spaces

The Episcopal Church Building Fund has established a micro-loan fund to assist small to mid-sized congregations to develop creative uses for their biggest material assets: their buildings.

D.C.’s Shiloh Baptist Church receives threats

Shiloh Baptist Church in the District of Columbia, that the Obama family attended on Easter Sunday, has received threats of violence after a conservative television commentator played a January, 2010 videotape, in which the pastor said that those espousing racial prejudice do so “under the protective cover of talk radio.”

Church Pension Group picks new CEO

At its April 28 meeting, the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees elected Mary Kate Wold to succeed T. Dennis Sullivan as President and CEO of the Church Pension Fund.

The modest charms of the petit bourgeois

Some great movements have very modest goals. Paul’s mission, King’s movement, the Tunisian and Egyptian insurgencies: each embraced revolutionary change, but eschewed grandiosity. For this reason, perhaps, they reach across the centuries, or half-way across the world, to touch and inspire us

Crucified love

I want to describe the Bridge for you. It stretches from heaven to earth by reason of my having joined myself with your humanity which I formed in the earth’s clay. This bridge has three stairs. Two of them were built by my Son on the wood of the most holy cross, and the third even as he tasted the bitterness of the gall and vinegar they gave him to drink. You will recognize in these three stairs three spiritual stages.