[Williams] goes on to say ‘in our commemoration this year we are encouraged to challenge ourselves: who do we speak for? Are we willing to speak for the neighbour and for the stranger, for people like us and also people who are not like us? Are we willing to take risks alongside one another?’
Day: January 26, 2012
6. Here’s one religious question, directed not toward those practicing homosexuality but toward those who support others who do. Should we be trying to encourage others to repent of a wrong, or pat them on the back as they go down a road that could lead to perdition?
.. a response to the paper ‘Anglican Covenant – Bishop’s Council’ by Peter Doll, Canon Librarian at Norwich Cathedral. At the Archbishop of Canterbury’s suggestion it was circulated to all the bishops in the Church of England. … presumably Dr Williams approves of its content, including the strong anti-American tone
The Presiding Bishop talks to the Bishops and Deputies about the Church Center Budget and Canons as a prelude to General Convention 2012. Looking forward to President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson’s view of our tasks ahead from the Deputies’ perspective.
“My real goal in creating Lent Madness was to give people an opportunity to get to know some amazing people who have come before us in the faith. There’s no reason that a Lenten discipline should be dreary and if this helps people connect with God during this season of penitence and renewal, and have a bit of fun in the process, then it’s been worthwhile.”
The Episcopal Church is the sole official branch of the Anglican Communion in the United States, not “the main American branch.”
Approached in a prayerful manner, the Bible is found to be always contemporary–not just writings composed in the distant past but a message addressed directly to me here and now. “He who is humble in his thoughts and engaged in spiritual work,” says St. Mark the Monk, “when he reads the Holy Scriptures will apply …