Day: July 2, 2011

The demonic in everyday life

Richard Beck starts by reflecting on an interaction with a Utility worker sent to shut off his electricity, continues by asking himself about why it is that he had trouble seeing the humanity of prison guards and then suggests that perhaps the pace and lack of human interaction of modern life is leading us to …

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Cathedral packs ’em in for the 4th

Grace Cathedral in Topeka had a traditional, sparsely attended Fourth of July service for years. And then their new Organist and Choirmaster arrived. A few changes, and now the service draws people from all over the state.

Ruth’s new blog

Ruth Gledhill, who staffs the religion desk at the The Times has long been a source of news about the Anglican Communion and the Church of England. Sadly much of her reporting is now locked up behind a paywall so that we can’t link to it (and send her readers she deserves). But she’s just …

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Welcoming the Pope to Twitter

Earlier this week Pope Benedict used Twitter for the first time. On behalf of the rest of us who’ve been tweeting away for long while now; “Welcome!”

What the church, and the nation, owe our veterans

Fought with an all-volunteer force (and private contractors!), our current wars have not ignited a political firestorm of opposition as the Vietnam War did. Few Episcopalians serve in the U.S. military, as, similarly, do few children of politicians and few graduates of elite colleges and universities.

Saturday, July 2

Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, ‘Ananias.’ He answered, ‘Here I am, Lord.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment …

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Flying free: Kirstin Paisley

A few minutes before 8 p.m. (PDT) on July 1, Kirstin Paisley died. Her transparency to the Holy affected all her many friends. Andee Zetterbaum, her friend and care giver this past year sent a note on Facebook: