Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, …
Day: November 5, 2011
In a familiar bit of news lately, South Carolina becomes the latest state to decide to enact harsh laws against undocumented immigrants. The Episcopal Church has spoken out in Arizona and in Alabama and is now moving to oppose the new rules in South Carolina.
A year ago a horrific attack on Iraqi Christians by a group associated with al-Qaeda killed 46 men, women and children and wounded 60 more. It was the worst attack on Christians in the region since the war began in 2003 and started an exodus of Christians from the region that has not stopped.
Café friends and contributors Dr. Meredith Gould and Canon Dan Webster are getting married today. As people who work to empower sharing the Gospel online, it’s not terribly surprising that this will be one of the most “wired” weddings many of us have ever seen.
The ministry of the post-earthquake Episcopal Church in Haiti includes a school for disabled children, a home for senior citizens, rural medical clinics and 250 Episcopal schools.
Four Anglican Archbishops, including Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, recently met with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on behalf of church members who have been prohibited from using their sanctuaries for worship. One of them, Archbishop Albert Chama, of the Province of Central Africa, visited Trinity Wall Street to explain the dispute.
The government has set a date for opening the churches in England to civil unions (effectively same-sex blessings), but the Church of England has told the clergy that they may not participate.
If an issue, ministry, or mission cannot attract a sufficiently large and dedicated cadre of volunteers, then relying on paid staff is a poor investment of resources usually unlikely to produce significant results.