David Creech is aware of his own privilege, and how little he has done to earn it. In a new blog post at Dying Sparrows, he writes:
Day: January 6, 2014
From the Anglican Communion News Service: Since hostilities broke out on 15 December different factions of the South Sudanese army have been fighting each other and killing civilians, says the UN. The UN believes that thousands have been killed and as many as 180,000 displaced in the violence.
Today Just now Always so Truly so The light will come out of the darkness Out of all the struggles a great light will come A new you too In the harshest cold the weather is sunny We mourn with those who experience the hardships of winter, may we commit to help them The eye […]
From The New York Times: In his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced his “war on poverty,” when the national poverty rate was 19 percent. His project created Medicare, Medicaid, a permanent food stamp program, Head Start, Volunteers in Service to America and the Job Corps.
A small confession: I am not sure what the word discipleship means. It is a word used frequently by people whom I know and respect, but I don’t quite know how I am supposed to respond to it. When I hear that I am going to “be discipled” –the word sounds like disciplined– I am […]
Do liturgical churches need to rethink their approach to Sunday morning worship? I’m asking this question in part because of an essay by Lutheran pastor I wrote about on Saturday, in part because of a comment on that essay from the Rev Gary Manning (which is reprinted below) and in part because if people stop […]
Monday, January 6, 2014 – Feast of the Epiphany [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 46, 97 (morning) // 96, 100 (evening) Isaiah 49:1-7 Revelation 21:22-27 Matthew 12:14-21 The start of a new calendar year is a […]