Day: December 9, 2013

TREC “on verge of a real burst of productivity”

The Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church is about to start getting specific. Mary Frances Schjonberg writes: Beginning with a letter to the church planned for release this week, the Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church is ready to start getting increasingly specific about its suggestions for the future shape of the churchwide […]

A South African priest in California reflects on the meaning of Madiba

The Rev. Lester V. Mackenzie, a native South African, has written a lovely meditation on Nelson Mandela for the House of Deputies site. Mackenzie, a priest at St. Matthew’s in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and a clergy deputy from the Diocese of Los Angeles, is a third generation priest whose grandfather was a bishop in the […]

Church must change! How, exactly?

Congregations must change–drastically–according to what I think it is fair to call conventional wisdom that has coalesced with increasing speed among church leaders over the last ten or twelve years. Peter Steinke summarizes this point of view comprehensively in a column distributed today by the Alban Institute.

Need a little nudge?

The New York Times yesterday published a story on how nudging is saving the United Kingdom. Okay, a bit of an overstatement. The story is actually about a group of British officials who fan out across the country

From A to Z

Monday, December 9, 2013 — Week of Advent 2, 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 25 (morning) // 9, 15 (evening) Amos 7:1-9 Revelation 1:1-8 Matthew 22:23-33 Even though he went by “Dave,” my grandfather’s […]