Day: May 10, 2012

#GodLovesTheGirlScouts

Updated. Evidently one big problem that some have with the Girl Scouts is its membership in a world federation of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides (WAGGGS), which takes the position that girls should have “an environment where they can freely and openly discuss issues of sex and sexuality.” Well, we wouldn’t want that.

Bishop Budde on President Obama’s “evolution”

While some commentators are dismissing the President’s “evolution,” the fact is that many of us have a similar story to tell. We grew up in social and spiritual traditions that taught us that same-gender orientation was a perversion, was a sin. Yet over time, and in relationship with people whose lives and examples contradicted our assumptions, we came to a different conclusion.

Maryland Episcopal Church leaders offer forgiveness and funeral services for homeless shooter of priest and assistant

From the Huffington Post: ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland is offering forgiveness and a funeral service for a homeless man who killed himself after fatally shooting a priest and church secretary last week.

What’s new about love?

John 15:9-17 There’s something about human experiences that, well, amazes you. Quick impressions are a case in point: apparently, the effects of what we absorb in the blink of an eye, for example, are highly significant. I read about an experiment that was testing this hypothesis. A group of high school students were given lists […]

Morels and resurrection

The seasonal wonder of the lowly morel is a reminder that Resurrection simply is not of our making. We don’t control it, we don’t manage it, and it defies cultivation. All we can do is be faithful in our search for it, steward the places where we’ve seen it happen before, and enjoy it when it appears.