For the past five years, the remaining members of several Episcopal congregations in Northern Virginia have been worshiping in borrowed basements and empty houses while praying to return to the prominent sanctuaries where they married, baptized their children and buried their parents. Now, the time appears to be at hand.
Day: February 12, 2012
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelby, North Carolina recently hosted a forum for opponents of a ballot initiative that would make same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
An Alien in a Strange Land: Theology and Life of William Stringfellow by Anthony Dancer:
The Rev. Canon Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, Dean and President of Episcopal Divinity School is interviewed on
If the desire of possession in a man is stronger than the sense of brotherhood,” he wrote, “he may be a tyrant or a slave, or both in one. He in whom a sense of brotherhood is uppermost may suffer, even to death, but he will preserve society from destruction. ~Charles Freer Andrews
In fact, I was doing it all wrong–I was using it as an ego thing. I would pat myself on the back for giving up things and being as Spartan as an Airborne Ranger about it, and pride myself for being more disciplined than “church people.” It was part of the “Me and God and Jesus and I don’t need anyone else” attitude I cultivated in those years.