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. .
Day: December 17, 2012
John S. Dickerson, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church and author of The Great Evangelical Recession writes in the
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.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni preached against homosexuality at the consecration of The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali as primate of the Church of Uganda this weekend. But has he also signaled his intention not to sign the draconian anti-gay legislation under consideration by that country’s parliament?
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.
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.
by Marilyn McCord Adams Life doesn’t always unfold in “synch” with the liturgical calendar. Advent waits for cosmic interruption: the Word made flesh, a truly human but not only human God. Friday featured an interruption of the opposite sort. The governor of Connecticut declared: “evil visited this community today”–the kind of incident that all our …
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.
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.