Day: August 31, 2012

Hell is for bad guys, but not me

In the film Hellbound, writer/director Kevin Miller asks why it is so important for some people to believe that God will consign evil-doers to an eternal, conscious hell and for others to believe that God will eventually welcome everyone into heaven.

Building for mission

The Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand talks about her decision to take down the collapsing Christchurch Cathedral, despite formidable opposition.

Is the Episcopal Church invested in Bain?

Tweeted cries to “divest now” from Bain may, at the end of the day, be misdirected. But they raise important questions to which both the Episcopal Church and the Church Pension Group must answer.

The theology behind the speeches

In introducing Cardinal Dolan, House Speaker Boehner pronounced that the Cardinal understood that “the preferential option for the poor doesn’t always translate into a preferential option for big government.”

Attack Ads

Jesus takes that image of hope and invites the thirsty to come to him and to receive the life-giving Spirit which will burst from within them like a hidden spring in their souls. The image hits a responsive chord. People speculate: Is he a prophet? Is he the Messiah?

Time for the attack ad.

Credo

by Lawson Wulsin Three years ago, after being served communion once again by my brother, the priest of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and reciting the Nicene Creed with my usual questions about what I really believe, I came home and wrote a creed I could believe. Last month, while talking to our atheist son about …

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