Day: September 24, 2011

Choosing church over jail

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.

Irish clergy unwilling to wait for action

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.”

How do Anglicans read the Bible?

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.

No wine for you

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.

Presbyterians to ordain first openly gay man

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.