Nicholas G. Hahn, deputy editor of Real Clear Religion offers his picks for the ugliest churches in the world in this slideshow. There are some doozies. Do you have other nominations?
Day: August 19, 2013
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie is one of a number of Episcopal Churches that not only blesses backpacks for school students, but fills them with necessary supplies. The Poughkeepsie Journal tells the story. We’ve heard of other parishes that both give out backpacks, fill them with food, collect them every other week and then redistribute them. In …
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the new presiding bishop of the Lutheran Church comes off as smart and self-effacing in this interview with Elizabeth Dias of Time.
Laura Catalano of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Creve Coeur, Missouri has been been experimenting with using Facebook ads to promote the Sunday morning worship at her church. In this blog post she reflects on what she has learned. Here’s an excerpt:
Monday, August 19, 2013 — Week of Proper 15, 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. 980) Psalms 106:1-18 (morning) // 106:19-48 (evening) 2 Samuel 17:24-18:8 Acts 22:30-23:11 Mark 11:12-26 The worst …
Normally, I don’t read the comments with articles, but the comments I found in this one, about redefining charity, as brutal as some of them were, reminded me of a place where we in the church are still horribly snarled up in empire–the charitable contribution as tax deduction.