While silent retreats are gaining popularity in our busy, noisy culture, many people have a lot of trouble adjusting to the quiet. And what does it mean to be on retreat when we can stay connected to the outside world through cellphones and iPads? The Washington Post reports:
Day: December 13, 2012
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued her 2012 Christmas message today: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2
Now that your parish is on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Yelp, should you add Pinterest to your evangelism mix as well? Or have you already? Consider these tips for parishes from Kingswood Communications:
The O Antiphons (explained here and in greater detail here), beautifully performed by an ensemble whose identity is unknown to us. For more information, listen to this classic example of NPR journalism.
Six in 10 Americans, including a number of Christians, believe that climate change is actually impacting the weather, according to a new survey. But many, many others are of the opinion that severe weather is a sign that we’re smack in the middle of biblical end times. According to a new poll from the Public […]
Things are miserable in Egypt for Christians these days. A young Coptic Christian in Egypt was just sentenced to three years in prison for blasphemy after posting a video on Facebook. (Not just any video; the amateur video made in the U.S. that sparked outrage across the Muslim world.) His neighbors turned him in. ABC […]
We are midway through the season of Advent. How is it going for you? For my part, I have to admit to a guilty secret. In the past couple of days I have been sneakily listening to Christmas carols. This wasn’t something I meant to have happen. I had planned that, honoring the Advent season, […]