The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge has been named dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest, it was announced today. She succeeds Douglas Travis, who is retiring as of May 31. From today’s announcement from SSW:
Day: March 25, 2013
Episcopalians hit Pennsylvania Avenue today to pray the Stations of the Cross in an effort to battle the scourge of gun violence menacing the United States. From MSNBC.com:
Desmond Tutu today issued an impassioned plea to the international community to take action on behalf of Syria. From the Elders Blog:
Appreciative Inquiry is a popular tool in congregational development in the Episcopal Church. But those of us who are not devotees sometimes don’t understand what it is about. In this article for The Alban Institute, Mark Lau Brunson lays out “Ten Assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry.”
The people wave palm branches, symbols of national triumph and military victory. They cry out with messianic expectation. Jesus rides a young donkey recalling Zechariah’s image of the coming king. People have heard the word — Jesus raised Lazarus from the tomb. It seems as though the whole “world has gone after him.”
But looks can be deceiving.
Episcopalians continue to draw attention by taking church services into the streets. Last night, Channel 6 in Philadelphia was one of a number of stations around the country that carried stories on Palm Sunday processions.
by Maria Evans Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. –A Collect for Aid against Perils, p. 123, Book of Common Prayer You know, the month of …