Would you choose to attend church every Sunday for a year if it meant you didn’t have to serve your jail sentence? Some offenders in an Alabama town are having this option offered.
Day: September 24, 2011
UPDATED 9/25: George Conger reports: “The outcry over the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory’s support for an Irish dean’s gay civil union has forced the bishop to skip the consecration of the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.”
There have been numerous calls for the development of an Anglican Hermeneutic (biblical interpretive method), and not just between Anglican provinces in the West or in the Global South but by emergent church groups, evangelicals and theological progressives too. The Anglican Consultative Council is taking the first steps in beginning the conversation.
The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix has announced that it his policy that the wine consecrated during Mass is no longer to be shared among the laity present. Reaction has been pretty uniformly negative in Catholic circles.
A Wisconsin Presbyterian church is planning to ordain the first openly gay minister in the history of the denomination early next month. This is the first such ordination since the vote this summer that opened the Presbyterian Church to gay and lesbian clergy.
[B]ut obeying the commandments of God is everything. Let each of you remain in the condition in which you were called. Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. Even if you can gain your freedom, make use of your present condition now more than ever. For whoever was called in …