Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, launches its inaugural Artist in Residence program with noted playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith.
Day: January 19, 2012
The more likely source of the leak was someone who believed that it was morally right to protect the church from appointing a partnered (even if celibate) gay priest. That person has to be a permanent member of the CNC and a conservative evangelical layman.
The Anglican Communion website has announced that 20 Anglican women from around the world will engage with the United Nations’ 56th Commission on the Status of Women, to be held next month.
Ekklesia reports that over 250 people have already pledged to join a circle of prayer around the Occupy camp near St Paul’s Cathedral if it faces forced removal by bailiffs or police. A court in London ruled yesterday that the camp could be evicted on or after January 27th.
Martin E. Marty writes on his blog at The University of Chicago Divinity School on the recent supreme court decision. Here is an excerpt:
Only God our Lord can give the soul consolation without a preceding cause. For it is the prerogative of the Creator alone to enter the soul, depart from it, and cause a motion in it which draws the person wholly into love of his Divine Majesty. By “without cause” I mean without any previous perception …
I sit down on the floor near them and ask, “Why do you think you are going to hell?”
“God hates people like us,” is the simple response.