Preparing for General Convention? Listen to Diana Butler Bass on what is happening across the religious landscape before re-structuring and budgeting for the future.
Day: May 17, 2012
The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of Chicago, on the NATO Summit: Ascension Day 2012 Dear Friends:
Noreen Malone reports on the new “occupiers” of the Trinity Wall Street space in the New York online:
There has been much conversation recently on the future of seminaries. Katherine M Douglass and Jason Bruner, doctoral candidates at Princeton Theological Seminary, write in The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Christian teachings about Jesus’ ascension are uncomfortably problematic. First, the image of a king ascending to heaven, residing there as a god worshipped by his former subjects, is not unique to Christianity. Romans believed that Romulus (a boy and only later mythologized as a wolf), who with his brother Remus founded Rome, ascended at death …
Thus, the Church is founded on Christ. It is His Church, the response to His call, the obedience to His will. It is important to keep this in mind, because Christians themselves often forget and being to view the Church as “theirs,” as an organization essentially called to serve them, to satisfy their spiritual and …