A court case over a decades-old Jesus statue at Big Mountain ski resort in Montana will continue, thanks to a local atheist who has joined the fight. (As a former Montanan, I have skied past this Jesus a few times myself, and don’t find the sculpture at all inspiring as religious art. However, it is […]
Day: November 29, 2012
In honor of the anniversary of the death in 1980 of Dorothy Day, I’m posting this video clip promoting an intriguing documentary about her life:
The Right Rev. Robert Wright, the new Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, has expressed support for the “personhood” amendment to the Georgia constitution, which would define life under state law as beginning at the moment of conception.
According to a letter published today in the Times of London, 12 supporters of women bishops voted against allowing them to serve in the Church of England. This was enough to make a difference in the outcome. Subscribers to the Times may read the letter, signed by eight of those supporters, here. Thinking Anglicans provides […]
A group of South African students and an aid agency in Norway have created a video that’s gone viral, gently poking fun at stereotypes about international aid efforts. “Africa for Norway” is funny, but, according to its creators’ Web site, they mean to make a serious point.
by Derek Olsen Episcopalians can do a lot of things well. Historically, evangelism was one of them. Anglican mission societies brought the faith to wherever British and Americans traveled; the breadth of the Anglican Communion is a signal of that success. But for modern Episcopalians, evangelism is not something that we’re known for. Indeed, not […]