Day: December 17, 2012

Time to end the Church of “No”

The denial of women bishops and the panicked reaction to the idea of marriage equality in the Church of England reveals that this is not just an institutional battle. It has become the way that many people have come to know the Gospel. The preoccupation with women and sex is driving people away from the Church. .

A monk in the midst

A new video feature A Monk in the Midst from the Diocese of Massachusetts features Bishop Tom Shaw, a brother of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, which has its monastery on Harvard Square. In this one, he speaks of how the church “wrecks” Christmas.

What they preached about in Connecticut

Karin Hamilton, director of communications in the Diocese of Connecticut and the Rev. Molly James are collecting sermons preached in the diocese on Sunday in the wake of the kills at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. You can read them here.

“We believe that goodness can come out of the darkest days”

Anger is a normal part of the grieving process, but we cannot allow ourselves to stay angry. For if we allow events like us to make us angry or bitter than the evil one has won out. No matter how bad the day may be, no matter how tragic the circumstances, we cannot allow ourselves to be overtaken by anger or by fear.

When Darkness Rules

Every once in a while the prayer “save us from the time of trial” must become “not my will, but your will must be done.”

In the face of such a trial, we have Jesus as our forerunner and companion. He knows this territory.

Zimbabwe Anglicans are back in their churches!

Thousands of worshippers took part in an historic thanksgiving service in Harare today to celebrate the return of St Mary and All Saints Cathedral and other properties to the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) and Zimbabwe Anglicans.