Day: August 12, 2013
I am not sure what I make of this column by Thom Schultz of Holy Soup. But I thought it might stir some useful conversation. He writes: The American Red Cross spends 8 percent of its revenues on administrative and fundraising expenses. World Vision spends 14 percent. Compassion International spends 16 percent.
If you can set aside the Washington politics surrounding the bill, what are your views of its merits? For instance, should the church advocate for tax credits for its clergy and lay employees but not advocate that the tax credits also be extended to workers employed by businesses? Is their work any less sacred?
The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe is once again in a vulnerable position, following the re-election of Robert Mugabe. Robert Marquand of The Christian Science Monitorhas the story, which includes this information:
From the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs:
Summer begins to wane. The program year approaches. What developments would let you know that your congregation was changing for the better? What role do you envision for yourself in making hoped-for changes a reality?
Monday, August 12, 2013 — Week of Proper 14, 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 89:1-18 (morning) // 89:19-52 (evening) 2 Samuel 13:23-39 Acts 20:17-38 Mark 9:42-50 Is there …