In the wake of General Convention, readers flocked to two items defending the Episcopal Church against critics in the mainstream media.
Day: December 31, 2012
May brought the horrifying murders of the Rev. Dr. Mary-Marguerite Kohn and administrative assistant Brenda Brewington at St. Peter’s Church, Ellicott Mills in Ellicott City, Md. They were killed by Douglas Franklin Jones, a homeless man who often visited the church’s food pantry. Let us continue to remember the parish in our prayers.
January: The voluminous number of comments generated by Derek Olsen’s piece on the Non-negotiables. Derek said the Book of Common Prayer was non-negotiable. Commenter Josh Magda said the prayer book was “the first thing” that needed to be negotiated. The two pieces garnered 153 comments between them.
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We’ll be looking back at 2012 on Episcopal Cafe today, and to begin we’d like to ask you what were your favorite essays, items, meditations, art work and videos of the year. Let us know in the comments.
Have low expectations and high hopes.