Day: May 9, 2011

Presbyterians on the verge of approving LGBT ordination

The nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination is on the brink of removing its longstanding ban on ordaining non-celibate gays and lesbians. The decisive vote could come as early as tomorrow at a meeting of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area in Minnesota. That presbytery approved a similar resolution

Religious denominations face a looming financial crisis

Most congregations know the financial squeeze of recent years from the economic recession. What is more striking is that the financial downturn for denominations is even more pronounced and perhaps more long lasting. The practice of depending on fewer people to provide more money is unsustainable in the face of the coming “death tsunami.”

The power of the Mystery

It is the Day of the Resurrection, and my Beginning has good auspices. Let us then keep the Festival with splendour, and let us embrace one another. Let us say Brethren, even to those who hate us; much more to those who have done or suffered aught out of love for us. Let us forgive all offences for the Resurrection’s sake.