Day: August 20, 2013

The Comforts of the Apocalypse?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an extensive article in the provocatively entitled “The Comforts of the Apocalypse” by Rob Goodman. Goodman considers both the literary history of such writing, pointing towards our use of the ideas today. An excerpt:

Turns out we needed that provision in the Voting Rights Act after all

In July the U. S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, ruling in essence that the provision in question was no longer needed. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, issued a statement calling on President Obama and Congress “to move …

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Magdalene in Nashville

Odyssey Networks is featuring this video from Thistle Farms on its homepage today. It focuses on the excellent work being done by the Rev. Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest in Nashville and her staff. The editors write:

“A revolution in papal rhetoric”

Pope Francis certainly speaks and acts differently than his predecessors, but writing in The New Republic, Damon Linker offers a probing assessment of the likely limits of the new pope’s interest in reforming the teachings of the church.

Keep it holy

Reflection for Tuesday, August 20: “Keep it Holy” (Reflection on Proper 16, Luke 13: 10-17) In this week’s gospel, once again the love of Christ runs smack into an impromptu ambush. Jesus is roundly condemned by a Pharisee for curing a woman on the Sabbath. But he doesn’t back down an inch. He stands his …

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