Day: February 18, 2013

Are nice people killing churches?

Nice people keep people on their teams well after the work has surpassed their capacity. This not only slows the mission but it exposes the weaknesses of and hurts the very person they’re trying to protect.

From repentance to hope in Virginia

Dear people of God: descendants of slaves, descendants of slave masters, and all who have benefited from the systems of slavery and structures of racism, we stand together to express our most profound acknowledgement and regret that the Episcopal Church lent the institution of slavery its support and justification based on scripture, and after slavery was formally abolished, continued for at least a century to benefit from and to support de jure and de facto segregation, discrimination, and racism. – The Bishop of Virginia

Archbishop Welby appoints director of reconciliation

The focus of Canon David Porter’s role will be to enable the Church to make a powerful contribution to transforming the often violent conflicts which overshadow the lives of so many people in the world. His initial focus will be on supporting creative ways for renewing conversations and relationships around deeply held differences within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion.

True Community

God wants the people out of Egypt. God wants us to escape from the clutches of bondage to production and wealth and power. With signs and wonders God rescued the people from Egypt and took them into the wilderness where God could create something different — community.