Day: August 30, 2013

A bi-vocational pastor says it is not a cure-all

“I am bi-vocational. I love it. I feel called to it. I know what people say in support of it. I know that many of our African American and immigrant pastors have been bi-vocational for a long time. But I want to raise a red flag against the model as a path to our vital future…”

Religion in prison, prison in religion

Religion in prison is a very American story. In a society that defines religion in a deeplhy personal way, we also are quick to fill up our jails. America has around 5% of the world’s population, yet 25% of its prisoners. So what happens when religion and prison meet up?

An Incidental Mission

Friday, August 30, 2013 — Week of Proper 16, 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 16, 17 (morning) // 22 (evening) 1 Kings 5:1-6:1, 7 Acts 28:1-16 Mark 14:27-42 …

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