According to Dr. Jeffery Peipert, the study’s lead author, abortion rates can be expected to decline significantly—perhaps up to 75 percent—when contraceptives are made available to women free of charge.
Day: October 22, 2012
Is there a way for pastors to be both physically and spiritually healthy? What would enable clergy to become physically healthier? What effect does physical health have on spiritual well-being, if any?
“There has never been a time when I didn’t feel this was worth it,” he says. “When you are pursuing God’s dream for a just society, that is worth dying for … it’s a noble thing to pursue.”
The story unfolding in South Carolina seems much less significant to me today than it might have three or five years ago. I’m glad for that. Still, I can’t help noticing that when the church decides that it has had about all it can take from a bishop like Mark Lawrence, Lawrence and his predecessors somehow always get the upper hand in the media.
A neighbor was being credited with being the first to report and respond to a two-alarm fire that broke out at a church in Berkeley on Saturday night.
On the question of the public engagement of the church, the survey found important divisions between Catholics who prefer a “social justice” emphasis that focuses on helping the poor and Catholics who prefer a “right to life” emphasis that focuses on issues like abortion.
by Ben Varnum Recently, I’ve been seeing a number of comments on Episcopal Café posts that express frustration with how people are writing or commenting. On the one hand, this was no surprise; I’ve been a part of enough online communities to be fully familiar with terms like “trolling” (reading posts looking for a place …
Psalm 25: 6 “Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.” Almost ten years ago, a young man asks this question in our Native youth group, “When God forgives us our sins, does he also forget them?” Kaze …