Day: August 16, 2013

Persecution versus mere inconvenience

In his conversation with Rabbi Julia Neuberger at the Edinburgh international book festival, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spoke about pop spirituality and voiced skepticism about claims that Christians in the UK are persecuted

Episcopal Church names Poverty Missioner

The Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson has been appointed the Episcopal Church’s Domestic Poverty Missioner. Currently Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Louisiana, he led the dioceses response to Hurricane Katrina and transformed the disaster response into a ministry that addresses poverty on many levels.

Walk This Way

Friday, August 16, 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 102 (morning) // 107:1-32 (evening) 2 Samuel 15:19-37 Acts 21:37-22:16 Mark 10:46-52 It’s sometimes …

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Funerals at home

by Heidi Haverkamp Recently, I presided at a tiny home funeral. Twenty people gathered in the living room of a mother and son, approximately aged 90 and 60, who had died on the same day. I’ll call them Leona and Joe. They had lived together for many years, and Joe had become his mother’s caretaker …

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