Day: May 20, 2011

Engaging people of other faiths

The Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns has released a study guide designed to help Christians understand the basis for dialogue and interaction with people of other religions.

Speaking up for the poor

House of Deputies president Bonnie Anderson says that Episcopalians can be the voice of the poor and the dispossessed in the current federal budget battle.

Spiritual explorers and base camps

Episcopal Bishop Greg Rickel says that the mid-20th century model of the big-staff, big-program church is not sustainable in a world of loose connections and informal networking. In thinking about membership, Rickel says we need to think of congregations as base camps for spiritual explorer.

One in faith

The nature and scope of Charles’ liturgical reforms were determined by his desire to secure a uniformity in the church commensurate with that which he was trying to secure in the realm of political affairs. The Frankish Church with its numberless local “uses” could not be expected to furnish the requisite model. Accordingly, he decided to adopt the Roman use, so that the Frankish and Roman churches, one in doctrine and in faith, should be one in form and in ritual. The Roman chant, the Roman sacramentary, the Roman calendar and the Roman form of baptism were all to be approved.