Day: July 6, 2012

DANGER in the structure debates

At stake is a way of governing our church that allows lay people and clergy to act as equals to our bishops in making decisions. Our concept of sharing power between lay, clergy and bishops is not the way much of the Anglican Communion is governed. Our General Convention is far more democratic than church councils in other nations. If we are to sacrifice the General Convention as a “sacred cow,” we’d best have a much better way of making decisions than has been suggested to date.

Friday reflections

Psalm 140, 142 Numbers 24:1-13 Romans 8:12-17 Matthew 22:15-22 “Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, Who devise evil in their hearts and stir up strife all day long.” Psalm 140 Protect me from them Protect them from me Take away the vat of violence A stew with chunks of anger […]

A foreign country called Poverty

by Kevin McGrane First, we need to understand that the poor in the United States live in a foreign country. Without understanding that first, nothing else about the poor makes much sense. Walking into the Ozarks or an inner-city neighborhood is not like walking into another section of our country. It is much more like […]