As yesterday’s Gospel reading makes clear, the Jesus that John the Baptist got was not exactly the Jesus he was expecting: When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for […]
Day: December 16, 2013
Good news for readers of the Episcopal blogosphere: After four and a half years as General Counsel to the United States Air Force, Chuck Blanchard has returned to private life and is blogging again. His first blog in five years is about what kinds of charitable giving do the most good. It doesn’t submit to […]
At a news conference at Arch Street United Methodist Church Dec. 16, the Rev. Frank Schaefer said he will not surrender his clergy credentials and intends to continue to be an outspoken advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Bishop Steve Lane of the Diocese of Maine has asked clergy and members of his diocese to move “the front line” of their ministry out into the community. In Windham, the Rev. Tim Higgins is getting out of his office and into bars and cafes. The Lake Region Weekly reports:
Tobias Wolff’s essay in a fie-year-old issue of The New Yorker is about “the power of aesthetics to shape our lives,” but the anecdote around which it is built is about the power of aesthetics to inspire of impeded the development of religious faith.
Monday, December 16, 2013 — Week of Advent 3, 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 41, 52 (morning) // 44 (evening) Zechariah 1:7-17 Revelation 3:7-13 Matthew 24:15-31 Our readings this morning include an array of […]