Experiences in charismatic churches in Africa, where demons are regarded as real, inspired this column by Stanford anthropologist T. H. Luhrmann. The essay is concerned primarily with the widespread belief in dark spirits that characterizes much of evangelical Christianity in Africa. But Luhrmann concludes her piece by bringing the issue closer to home.
Day: December 30, 2013
Ellen Davis, an Episcopal theologian at Duke Divinity School, is among the leaders of a group of scholars developing a Biblically based understanding of what it means to care for God’s creation. Religion News Service has taken note:
Part of how the women in our community will get medical care is by us paying for their medical insurance. We estimate it will be $5,000 per woman per year. My goal by the end of 2013 is to crowdsource funding for at least one of these insurance policies. I’m calling it the “Love Heals Challenge.”
If you haven’t yet made the acquaintance of Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, and author of Pastrix, here’s your chance. CNN interviewed her yesterday morning on Newday. You’ll have to sit through an advertisement, but it’s worth it. What do you think makes Bolz-Weber’s church so attractive?
Monday, December 30, 2013 – Week of Christmas 1, Year 2 [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 20, 21:1-7(8-14) (morning) // 23, 27 (evening) 1 Kings 17:17-24 3 John 1-15 John 4:46-54 I’ve had the privilege of …