Day: January 19, 2013

On PBS, Bishop Budde discusses mood of country, Obama’s first term

So my sense is that the task now isn’t so much to speak to the middle but to, in fact, help create a middle where there it’s so much easier for us to stay in our isolated areas with people who think like us, and the president’s task and the tasks of communities of faith is, in fact, to create that common ground where we can find the compromises that we need to make to go forward.

What did the lay pension mandate mean for you?

We’re wondering what you know about implementation of A138. Was your parish unaffected by A138? Is your parish providing lay pensions as a result of A138? Are you out of compliance? Did your parish come into compliance by reducing the number of full time lay positions? Were there church budgeting consequences of A138? Have pledges increased as a result of A138 or is A138 being paid for with cuts elsewhere in your budget?

The Sewanee Compromise: trouble in the offing?

by Eric Bonetti While many have applauded the decision by Sewanee to allow the blessing of same-gender relationships in the chapel, the details of the decision may prove troublesome in the not-so-distant future. How so? The issue lies with the school’s decision to grant a couple’s home bishop or bishops a veto over the decision […]

Making a difference

One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?’ And he said to them, ‘Have you never read what David did when he and his […]