Debate is brewing in New York State over whether it is lawful or even wise for a school district to rent public space, particularly schools, to religious organizations for use after hours for worship or other programming.
Day: February 3, 2012
A bill adopted unanimously in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would make 2012 “the year of the Bible” in the Commonwealth. The rector of an Episcopal parish, among others, says “not so fast!”
Timothy Park of Redmond, Oregon, documents the work of hair stylists who go to Nicaraugua to teach hair styling to women to help blunt the epidemic of prostitution.
Mainline Protestants are, as a group, up for grabs in key battleground states as the next presidential election approaches.
The bookies are already setting odds on who might succeed Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Rev. George Clifford says that perhaps reading the Bible indiscriminately and only as a devotional tool de-values the Bible, hurts the church, and inadequately prepares Christians.
Henry D.W. Burt II reported to the Council (Convention) of the Diocese of Virginia last week about “the efforts… to recover Episcopal properties for the mission of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia.”
Devotional reading of the Bible naively presumes that a person, by reading the text, will hear God speak. Meaning depends upon the reader’s modern worldview, the plain sense of the English text, and the reader’s existing theological biases.
Psalm 69 “O God, you know my foolishness, and my faults are not hidden from you.” One of the Native Youth with whom I work has just moved out of state for a job. He chats with me on line. “Everything is really good. I like it here and I have already saved money for …