Lutheran bishop Mike Rinehart says in the church, insiders trump outsiders every time, leading to a culture that just can’t think of how it might present itself to outsiders. The only long-lasting solution is a complete reorientation to the those who haven’t yet come.
Day: December 7, 2011
When Tebow bends to pray, whether or not he knows it, he’s saying that the religion of sports in America is not the one true God. And that, at least, is saying something.
“The Muppets teach us Christians that a building does not a church make..”
A dispute between management and labor for the past four years has come to an at least temporary halt through a series of settlements reached this week. Those present at General Convention 2009 may recall the concern noted through worker demonstrations.
The Faith and Order Board implies that having a fixed position allows it to be more capable of open listening.
In a speech in Geneva on December 6, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same.”
“What’s the exact point at which paying taxes to the Empire gets in the way of serving God? What’s the exact point at which involvement in the ‘empire’ of capitalist economy compromises you fatally? ”
Oh, I don’t think it’s terrible to be praised for something I’ve done or feel pride in it, so long as that pride doesn’t become an addiction, something I absolutely have to have. I also have to be careful not to make being humble a form of arrogance as well.
Three Sermons on Biblical Justice in Light of Occupy Wall Street Part 1: Proper 23A (October 9, 2011) by Bill Carroll The lessons appointed are here. How funny it is, in light of this day’s Old Testament reading, that one of the iconic images of this week in history is that of some police officers …