Facebook, which went public on the Stock Market this week, is well known as the largest of all the social media sites. And because of that the Church needs to figure out how to use engage it, and the people using it, effectively. So the first question to ask is probably “how do people use …
Day: February 4, 2012
Bishop Nicholas Holtam is the first major bishop in England to come out in support of the Church’s recognizing “gay marriage” according to a report in The Times late this week.
According to twitter reports this afternoon, the Diocese of Derby in England has voted strongly to reject the Anglican Covenant. The votes were 24 against and 2 for in the laity, 21 against and 1 for in the clergy (with two abstentions), and the bishop voted against it.
Last weekend “Anglican Mainstream” held a highly publicized conference in the greater London area. Andrew Brown describes what happened, and makes it clear how little of the mainstream Anglican mainstream represents in England.
Many Episcopal parishes are trying to be more intentional about including people with special needs into the full life of the congregation. One parish in the Diocese of Atlanta began by working out how to include a child who is blind and wheelchair bound. That decision has led to a broadening of the acolyte corp in the congregation which now includes a number of people with a range of challenges.
I think there’s a point in every person’s life where they have to walk away from something because it isn’t productive, isn’t safe or isn’t fulfilling. Sometimes they have to leave everything behind and travel light.