Day: September 26, 2011

Defending the right to heckle

Episcopal Church leaders in California have voiced strong support for 10 Muslim students who were convicted on Friday of heckling the Israeli ambassador to the United States during a speech at the University of California’s Irvine campus last year.

Bishop Sauls’ reform proposal, I: the political context

Bishop Stacy Sauls’ presentation to the House of Bishops last week in Quito, Ecuador has stirred significant comment, not to mention anxiety, in the church. We hope to devote significant time and space to discussing his proposals in the days ahead, and would like to begin by describing the context in which it has landed.

Parsing the latest from the GAFCON Primates

A few weeks ago, the primates of the Global South Anglican group released a statement from their meeting in China. We didn’t jump right on it for two reasons: the first is that there didn’t seem to be much news in it, but the second may be worth remarking on.

Two Phrases

Indeed, if the economic admonitions of the Lord’s Prayer and the other parts of this sermon were actually practiced, the needs that we worry about — “what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body what you will wear” — such needs would be eliminated.