Day: February 10, 2012

Continuing split

Religion News Service summarizes the current struggle within the Anglican Mission in America and the difficulty the breakaway church has in maintaining an Anglican identity while drifting farther away from their roots.

Improving police

The Rev. David Couper, who served as chief of the Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department from 1972 to 1993 talks about the “… tremendous moral laxity” of “our nation’s police [who have] not continued to move forward.”

Contraception controversy round up

Updated:The firestorm continues over the administrations plan to ensure that women can have contraception covered under the employers health insurance plan, even if they work for a religious institution.

“Be subject to the governing authorities…”

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Romans 13:1-3a

Is the clergy deployment system broken?

… one of the reasons for the decline and continued decline of our Episcopal Church is a broken clergy deployment system. I think our church needs to examine this system. I want to pose this because I don’t hear anything about it in the discussions around the decline in membership of the Episcopal Church..