Day: December 16, 2012

President as preacher, prophet and parent

“It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right,” he said, asking: “Can we truly say, as a nation, that we are meeting our obligations? Can we honestly say that we are doing enough to keep our children — all of them — safe from harm?”

Preaching the massacre

Updated. Preachers across the country spoke about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Sunday. We invite you to share links to and thoughts about the sermons you gave or heard today in the comments section of this item.

In sermons, Episcopal leaders in Washington call for gun control

Everyone seems to live in terror of the gun lobby. But I believe the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby. I don’t want to take away someone’s hunting rifle, but I can no longer justify a society that allows concealed handguns in schools and on the streets or that allows people other than military and police to buy assault weapons or that lets people get around existing gun laws by selling weapons to people without background checks at gun shows.

Elf on the shelf

by Torey Lightcap Judging by photos and commentary, many of my Facebook friends’ homes appear to have been invaded by the Elf on the Shelf. Ours has, too. For the uninitiated, Elf on the Shelf is a small “scout” elf with rosy plastic cheeks, long arms and legs made from felt, and cherubic eyes that …

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