The Rev. Deacon Ian Punnett of Minneapolis recently discussed his new book, How to Pray when You Are Pissed at God: Or Anyone Else for that Matter with A. J. Jacobs of Esquire, author of The Year of Living Biblically. Here is a snippet of their excellent conversation.
Day: May 6, 2013
A task force was formed to investigate the safety of the neighborhood after at least one mother fretted that her child had seen the upper outlines of a homeless man’s backside en route to a playground. The complaint became known as the butt-crack e-mail.
This is the fourth and final case involving congregations in which a majority of members, having voted to disaffiliate from the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Church, sought to retain Church property for themselves. In each instance, however, courts have ruled that the property rightfully belongs to the Diocese and Episcopal Church.
Sociologist Christian Smith wrote in his book Souls in Transition that the study found mainline Protestants were “… relatively good at attracting new emerging adults who grew up in other religious traditions…’”
The New York Times reports that the Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree, 79, a Methodist minister and former dean of Yale Divinity School faces a possible canonical trial for officiating at his son’s wedding to another man. Sharon Otterman writes:
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson set the economics blogosphere ablaze with his statement that since Keynes was a homosexual he didn’t care about the future. As Ezra Klein points out, the evidence shows gay couples care about the future more than straight couples — just as predicted by economic theory.
…grace and access.
Luke 9:18-27: Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I …