Day: May 13, 2013

Your recommendations sought: sexual assault in the military

The focus of many of us in the Pentagon (and the White House and Congress) is on the problem of sexual assault in the military. … I don’t want this to be a Beltway conversation and it struck me that our social media experiment might be a good vehicle for getting those of you in the field to weigh in.

Notes on the Quincy property trial

Mike Romkey, associate managing editor of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, and member of Trinity Anglican Church, Rock Island, IL, spent a day in the recent two-week trial between the Anglican Diocese of Quincy (ACNA) and The Episcopal Church. His notes have appeared in Quad Cities Online. A taste:

How old is too old for ordination?

Shane Raynor offers a podcast commentary on the question of whether the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church is making a mistake in discouraging people over the age of 45 from seeking ordination. He asks, provocatively, whether the church shouldn’t be discouraging everyone who seeks ordination.

Bishop Rickel and Doctor Seuss

At the Episcopal Church Building Fund‘s annual symposium, Bishop Greg Rickel of the Diocese of Olympia discussed some of the church’s problems. This excerpt begins with family systems theory and ends with the bishop rewriting Doctor Seuss’ Oh the Place You’ll Go.