Day: December 27, 2011

Video of GTS, +KJS on CBS

In case you missed it, here is the video of the service broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve from General Theological Seminary with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaching.

Sign your name

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For your sermon-ating

The Gadarene Swine Fallacy is the fallacy of supposing that because a group is in the right formation, it is necessarily on the right course; and conversely, of supposing that because an individual has strayed from the group and isn’t in formation, that he is off course.

Stories of the year

In the next few days, we will be looking back at some of the bigger stories of the year here on the Cafe. (Hint, expect the names Sarah Palin and Bede Parry, and the phrase “Communion without Baptism” to surface.) But we’d be interested in hearing your thoughts about the most important stories that we …

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Hitting bottom

Perhaps, though, it’s not so odd if we think about the tamarisk and its powers of renewal. Tamarisks survive because of their incredibly deep tap root and their ability to find the deepest possible source of water. They survive and thrive because they know just how far the bottom is, and how deep it has to go to get there.

The light at the inn

by George Clifford During the winter of 1926, Chicagoan Thelma Goldstein treated herself to her first real vacation, taking a trip to Florida. Being unfamiliar with south Florida, she wandered into a restricted hotel in North Miami. “Excuse me,” she said to the manager. “My name is Mrs. Goldstein, and I’d like a small room …

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