Day: June 28, 2012

The Episcopal Church Welcomes You– if you can find the actual door

At my church, visitors cannot figure out where our front door is. The place, a traditional cathedral structure, is a fortress. Beautiful? Yes. Cold and unwelcoming? Probably, at least for first-time visitors. So I read with interest a recent commentary by Carin Ruff about Episcopal worship space and access. She writes about two churches, starting …

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Pension fund limits employees’ role in wider church

CPG Employees who serve the Episcopal Church Employees may not serve, in a personal, elected, or appointed capacity, on any Church-wide governance body of the Episcopal Church including, but not limited to, a deputy of General Convention, a member of the Executive Council or any Committees, Commissions, Agencies and/or Boards of the General Convention, or any other church-wide position.

Woman of blood

Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel Mark 5:21-43 Isolated and aloneWoman of bloodpours herself towardsthe fabric of life. Dewdrop of hopeslips down the threadto the womanwith outstretched hands See more on today’s gospel at what the tide brings in. She is the author of

Childbearing without marriage: analysis of a trend

In 1960 it didn’t matter whether you were rich or poor, college-educated or a high-school dropout—almost all American women waited until they were married to have kids. Now 57 percent of women with high-school degrees or less education are unmarried when they bear their first child.

Baptism and Communion: identity and inclusion

Water, Bread and Wine: Should we offer communion to people before they are baptized? asks the reader to say “yes” or “no” to the question, but after reading this book, I think I can say “yes” to every single person’s essay in this book, no matter which “side” they were asked to champion.