Day: August 7, 2013

Racism learned in the Church

Christena Cleveland provocatively and honestly writes that everything she knows about racism she learned in church communities. Her painful stories are shared in the post, and she remains committed by grace that racism in church communities can be addressed:

State Department launches “Faith-Based Community Initiatives”

(From the Notice to the Press issued by the US Department of State): Secretary of State John Kerry will announce on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 that he has selected a Special Advisor, Shaun Casey of Virginia, to head a new State Department Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives. The announcement will be made in the Department’s […]

But Wait, There’s More!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 — Week of Proper 13, Year One [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office (Book of Common Prayer, p. 978) Psalms 119:97-120 (morning) // 81, 82 (evening) 2 Samuel 9:1-13 Acts 19:1-10 Mark 8:34-9:1 The […]

Church Camp: This isn’t “like church” it IS church

by Donald Schell My wife Ellen and I just returned from a week at the piscopal Camp and Conference Centers around the country) does what our best congregations do. Whether playing together or facing the flare-ups of conflict and working them through, we were practicing love and looking for the presence of the Spirit among […]