Yasmin Khorram writes on CNN about the saga of Reza Baluchi: He’s been running all his life, running for freedom, running for peace.
Day: May 31, 2012
“Originally a progressive Anglo-Catholic who supported the ministry of women and gay people and a brilliant scholar, he has long been fascinated by the Orthodox church and its rich spiritual heritage.”
Charles Blow at the New York Times notes how politicians love to invoke religion and how tired Americans are of hearing it.
Debate on amendments to the Church of England Act of Synod which will enable appointment of women as bishops continues. Thinking Anglicans reports on several viewpoints. Will the amendments be a step to far for supporters of full equality of women in the episcopate? Will it bring any anti-women as bishops voters to support the Act?
by W. Christopher Evans To hear the praises of Orcas, we may have to sail silently; To smell the incense of Redwoods, we may have to build without beams; To see the majesty of Mountains, we may have to relearn habits of sleep; To taste the goodness of Salmon, we may have to unstopper streams. …
This [i.e. the infant Christ] is a child who cannot bear to be separated from his mother. We have seen that God is not ashamed to be our God, to be identified with the one who is involved with us; here, though, it is as if he is not merely unashamed but positively shameless in …