Day: December 2, 2013

How donkeys and plows help curb gender-based violence

The Episcopal Church is in the midst of supporting 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the church’s House of Deputies says the campaign has put her in mind of donkeys. And plows. “What do the donkeys and plows have to do with ending gender-based violence?” she […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Raised Up Your Children

Monday, December 2, 2013 — Week of Advent 1, Year Two [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: Psalms 1, 2, 3 (morning) // 4, 7 (evening) Amos 2:6-16 2 Peter 1:1-11 Matthew 21:1-11 Our reading from Amos this […]