Day: January 9, 2014

S.C. diocese wins lawsuit against Church Insurance Co. of Vermont

Here’s one that has us scratching our heads a bit today at the Episcopal Cafe. A federal judge has ruled in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, ordering that its insurance company must pay for the diocese’s defense in the lawsuit brought against it by the group that broke away from the church.

Claiming our spiritual gifts

We lay people tend to give away our ability to discern our own spiritual gifts. We look outside ourselves for the authority to say what we are good at, where our talent lies. And we also often project our own abilities, our own talents, onto our ordained clergy – and then wonder that they buckle under the burden.