Day: December 2, 2013

Deck the church with airs of Advent

The Very Rev. John McGinty, canon for formation in the Diocese of Long Island, wonders how to make our churches stand out amidst during Advent when homes and businesses all around them are bedecked with Christmas decorations. He writes:

How should the church respond to Black Friday: a social media conversation

Perhaps it indicates the shallow nature of my faith, but the best ethical reflection I’ve been part of in the last two years have been social media conversations about Black Friday. Last year on the The Lead blog here at the Cafe, we began to examine how the church should respond to the commercial bacchanalia …

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What Am I Expecting?

This is the first day of Advent. Every year I ask the question of what I am expecting from the Incarnation. When I was younger(like in my 20’s) I was sure that exploration would bring me many riches (and it did). Now in my 7th decade I am more open ended in my thinking. I …

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