According to CJ Meaders @cjmeadersiii, live blogging the Annual Council #diomscouncil of the
Day: February 1, 2013
Religious leaders in Newtown wrestle with questions of forgiveness in the wake of the mass shooting of children in December. From Odyssey Network.
Five simple lessons in practical peacemaking from Shane L. Windmeyer, executive director of the LGBT group Campus Pride, growing out of his unexpected friendship with Chick-Fil-A founder Dan Cathy.
The outlines of the necessary policy decisions are clear and widely supported: limits on sales of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, effective background checks for all gun purchases, better access to mental health services, and attention to gun trafficking.
While conservative Christian groups in the UK are coordinating their political responses regarding human sexuality, marriage, family life, and religious freedom, there is no sign that they are becoming an American-style “Religious Right.”
The Church of England has briefed members of Parliament on the official opposition to proposals to make marriage equality legal in the UK.
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and the Episcopal Church did not contest the restraining order that kept anyone but the separated diocese to use the name and logos “Diocese of South Carolina.”
Isaiah characterizes two contrasting attitudes toward God. The faithful attitude, like that of the suffering servant, respects God “and obeys the voice of his servant.” Even though the faithful disciple “walks in darkness and has no light” the servant “trusts in the name of the Lord and relies upon his God.”
Listen to this characterization of the rebellious ones. “But all of you are kindlers of fire, lighters of firebrands. Walk in the flame of your fire…
I tried to sound nonchalant, but ever since the idea of celebrating Ash Wednesday in the street had seized me, the line between respectable Episcopal churchgoer and lunatic evangelist had been rapidly eroding. I hadn’t told Martha we were planning to kneel on the sidewalk and pray.