Day: February 13, 2013

Episcopal evangelism: Ashes to Go gains momentum

Ashes To Go seems to be gaining momentum, doesn’t it? I confess that I started this Ash Wednesday dubious about this increasingly popular Episcopalian phenomenon, thinking haughtily that it’s important that people make a personal commitment to cross the threshold of a church, a sacred space, just like I do, to repent of their sins […]

Church officials testify in support of immigration reform

Key representatives of the Episcopal Church testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing today on immigration reform. Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations Director Alexander Baumgarten and Katie Conway, Immigration and Refugee Policy Analyst, submitted testimony to the committee, chaired by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. An excerpt from their testimony:

Lenten meditation: The rewards of running uphill with God

Here is a beautiful Lenten meditation from the Rev. Callie Swanlund and the choir of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia. This three-minute podcast is part of a series that the church will present each Wednesday during Lent. (I am inspired by the idea of running without letting the music from my iPod interfere […]

Non Possessive Love

He saw that all things were good, and He did not enjoy them. He saw that all things were beautiful, and he did not want them. His love is not like ours. His love is non possessive. His love is pure because it needs nothing.