“Affirming” a “desire” does nothing other than acknoledge that ACNA wants to be in the communion. “Anglican Family” is as undefined a term in Anglican Ecclesiology as “Enemy Combatant” is in the Geneva Convention. This is a pretty vague pat on the back from Lambeth.
Day: January 23, 2012
A bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state now has enough votes to pass, a state senator who sponsored the legislation said on Monday.
There may be a good reason that the departure of fewer than 1,500 Episcopalians to the Roman Catholic ordinariate deserves extensive media coverage while the departure in recent years of more than 225,000 Roman Catholics to join the Episcopal Church goes unmentioned even in stories about the creation of the ordinariate, but I don’t know what it is.
In 1996, Kodak was the fourth most valuable brand in the world behind only Disney, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Last week it filed for bankruptcy. At this blog Preaching Scarf, Jake Dell contemplates Kodak’s fate and wonders if there are lessons in its downfall for the Episcopal Church.
Jesus does good without recourse to the relative merit, or lack of merit, of the royal official. He did not reject the man because he was a servant of Herod Antipas, despite the cruel treatment to John.
As an out lesbian priest of the St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York, Winnie Varghese — a Keralite by descent, and American by birth — encountered many reactions on a visit to India, from both, English and Indian clergy. Looking the other way while a social injustice is being done isn’t up this queer activist-priest’s alley, though.
I began that conversation writing about the 3000 square foot Dancing Saints icon at St. Gregory’s Church, San Francisco. I want to invite readers back into that conversation now because we’ve just completed and posted a high-resolution photo tour of the icon on-line.