Day: September 14, 2012

One down, 65 to go.

Women at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mesa, AZ, painstakingly painted and wrote in calligraphy the pages of Genesis in an ambitious “scriptorium” project led by parishioner and medieval-art enthusiast Lee Kitts.

Group accuses UMC bishop, veteran of civil rights, of urging disobedience

“The derogatory rules and restrictions in the Book of Discipline are immoral and unjust and no longer deserve our loyalty and obedience,” Bishop Talbert said in May…. “Thus the time has come for those of us who are faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ to do what is required of us. . . . The time has come to join in an act of biblical obedience.” The Book of Discipline, the denomination’s law book, says the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”

Meeting violence with tolerance

“Refraining from violence, then, is not a sign of weakness in one’s faith; it is absolutely the opposite, a sign that one’s faith is unshakable.” — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Nigerian primate warns government to confront Boko Haram

The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Primate of Nigeria is appealing to the government to confront the violent Muslim extremist group Boko Haram. Okoh’s rhetoric is significantly more temperate than that of his predecessor Peter Akinola, but he makes it clear that religious violence may spin out of control in his country.

The Way of the Cross

Whenever we are able to take our deep and often unconscious fears and threats, raise them into the light of consciousness, and look at them with rationality and faith, we become more mature and conscious, more congruent and less compulsive.