Day: June 4, 2011

Technology and Christian practice

It’s been argued by people this week that we’re moving rapidly into the realm of the cyborgs and androids, living lives that can’t be managed except by using technology. From always connected pocket computers, to a global web of relations, to robotic limbs and eyes, the future is breaking upon us.

Barker elected bishop of Nebraska

The Rev. J. Scott Barker, Rector of Christ Church, Warwick, NY was elected the 11th Bishop of Nebraska today on the second ballot in a special election convention held at St. Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in Hastings.

Congratulations Deputy Byron Rushing

On Monday morning, The Honorable Byron Rushing, state legislator in Massachusetts, will be receiving the “Mass History Commendation” award for his work as a historian of slavery. Many of us know Byron, an active Episcopal lay person through his long tenure as a deputy to General Convention.

Fed flag fans fight

The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond Virginia is flying a rainbow flag in observance of LGBT Pride Month as a symbol of their commitment to “the values of acceptance and inclusion”. A Virginia legislator is calling for its removal arguing, in part, that it supports an act which he says is still a felony in Virginia.

Life in the neutral zone

Choosing a neutral space of “attentive inactivity” provides time to contemplate “the four Ds” endemic to transition: disengagement; disidentification; disenchantment; disorientation. Bridges maintains that honoring the gray in-between time of the neutral zone leads to a thoughtful direction.

An ecumenical council

As regards the initiative for the great event which gathers us here, it will suffice to repeat as historical documentation our personal account of the first sudden bringing up in our heart and lips of the simple words, “Ecumenical Council.” We uttered those words in the presence of the Sacred College of Cardinals on that memorable January 25, 1959