Day: June 20, 2013

Implications of Supreme Court marriage equality cases

Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on landmark cases regarding same-sex marriage—Hollingsworth v. Perry (a challenge to California’s same-sex-marriage ban) and United States v. Windsor (a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act). We suggest a couple of tools to help you navigate the issue. The Washington Post offers a state-by-state status […]

Tony Soprano and God

R.I.P James Gandolfini. At my house, we recently rewatched “The Sopranos” from start to finish. What a brilliant series. What a brilliant actor. Gandolfini’s nuanced, often comical portrayal of Tony Soprano, the brutal mobster next door, offered us a compelling depiction of evil in the modern age. God and church were certainly woven into the […]

Gathering2013: A call for change from inside the house

by Jered Weber-Johnson and Emily Wachner Jered: The genesis for Gathering2013 came in 1997 at Gathering the Next Generation (GTNG), the first national convening of GenX clergy in the Episcopal Church. One of the original conveners, Christopher Martin, invited the then almost 300 GenX Episcopal priests. More than half of them accepted, connections were created, […]