…or my middle-school-aged daughter feeling like she has to become a Christian because the other kids at lunch tell her she’s going to hell if she doesn’t. Do you have any suggestions for handling these issues without causing my children to be ostracized or suffer retribution from the teachers?
Day: September 3, 2013
Syria continues to dominate the news: Jonathan Merritt, on RNS, offers thoughts from three different Christian leaders In the National Catholic Reporter, Thomas Reese collects what moral theologians say about getting involved in Syria. Meanwhile, the United States Conference of Bishops has sent an Action Alert to urge Congress to “choose dialogue and diplomacy” in …
Hawaii News Now has a story focusing on debate of same-sex marriage in Hawaii coming from religious leaders. Bishop Larry Silva issued a letter against same-sex marriage. He told Hawaii News Now:
… when Major League Baseball announced last week that it was planning to introduce instant replay to games, thereby allowing umpires to stop play after a difficult call and watch the whole thing again in slow-motion, all I could think, with a tinge of sadness, was that a new, especially virulent kind of fundamentalism had arrived in America’s First Church.
Were you or were the clergy you know prepared for pastoring a congregation by their education?
by Maria L. Evans Almighty God, by the radiance of your Son’s appearing you have purified a world corrupted by sin: We humbly pray that you would continue to be our strong defense against the attacks of our enemies; and grant that [this____________and] whatsoever in this church has been stained or defiled through the craft …
the Rev. David Sellery serves as an Episcopal priest that seeks to proclaim the good news of God in Christ in worship, pastoral care, education, stewardship, and congregational growth.