Several recent events have raised quite public questions about the Council’s competency. As a member of that body, I confess to being shocked by these developments – not because of the criticism (that comes with the territory), but because of concerns these developments raise about the direction of The Episcopal Church.
Day: June 24, 2012
David Blankenhorn was an outspoken opponent of gay marriage. He writes in the New York Times how he came to change his mind.
Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at Oxford University, says that noisy Christianity has long resisted silence.
Evans offered several reasons for the decline, including increased competition from a proliferating number of non-religious organizations, a decrease in church attendance, and a general lack of sophistication within religious institutions regarding fundraising. “Clergy in America have not been sufficiently trained as CEO’s of institutions to be comfortable and conversant with contemporary fundraising technology and techniques”
A landmark three-day Christian-Muslim peace conference concluded on a hopeful note here by issuing an appeal to religious leaders and institutions to collaborate on promoting human rights, self-determination, peaceful co-existence, and non-violence, particularly in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
Psalms 66, 67 (Morning) Psalms 19, 46 (Evening) Numbers 14:26-45 Acts 15:1-12 Luke 12:49-56 And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying: How long shall this wicked congregation complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the Israelites, which they complain against me. Say to them, “As I live,” says the Lord, […]