Here’s a topic for a Sunday night: who are your favorite fictional Episcopalians? The question came to me recently when I was reading The Darkest Mission, an espionage novel by an old college friend Rick Burton, who is now on the faculty at Syracuse University. The book is set during World War II, and an […]
Day: January 13, 2013
Adam Smith’s general cynicism about the tendency of any group of business people, when meeting together, to create a cartel and ensure maximum profitability, has been shown to be justified, both in its own terms and as a general reflection (which he understood well) of the susceptibility of human-made systems to human failings.
Dean Gary Hall of Washington National Cathedral, a founding steering committee member of the Chicago Consultation, appeared on CNN to discuss the cathedral’s decision to bless same-sex relationships and perform civil marriages for gay and lesbian couples.
General business corporations do not, separate and apart from the actions or belief systems of their individual owners or employees, exercise religion. They do not pray, worship, observe sacraments or take other religiously-motivated actions separate and apart from the intention and direction of their individual actors. Religious exercise is, by its nature, one of those “purely personal” matters… which is not the province of a general business corporation.
Psalm 146, 147 (Morning) Psalm 111, 112, 113 (Evening) Isaiah 40:1-11 Hebrews 1:1-12 John 1:1-7, 19-20, 29-34 Today’s readings speak to the eternal nature of God, but the truth is, we have no concept of “forever.” We use the word “forever” in a lot of situations but they are almost always a far cry from […]