Derek Penwell says that the question that should be keeping Christians up at night is “So what?”
Day: January 25, 2013
Can one experience change us forever? On the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, this might be a question worth pondering.
The Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple was elected on Friday, January 25, as Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
Mary Hunt, writing on Religion Dispatches, reflects on the elimination of the barrier to women serving in combat. She compares the move by the Pentagon with another institution that prevents women from serving in front-line roles–the Roman Catholic Church.
When Episcopalians from the 19 South Carolina parishes and six worship groups that have not followed their former bishop gather this weekend, they will have a lot of work to do: re-organize their diocese, elect a provisional bishop, and, it appears, adopt a name or at least a working title.
We are all called to offer pastoral care to sick friends, loved ones and in our parishes, sometimes to folks we don’t know well. It’s important to be positive, not maudlin, and to consider what would really be most appreciated.
For Paul, the life of sin is precisely the life-project of trying to make yourself worthy. It only brings anxiety and judgment.