Day: January 16, 2014

Rowe nominated provisional bishop of Bethlehem; will continue as bishop of NW PA

A press release from the Diocese of Bethlehem: BETHLEHEM, PA — The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, a group of elected clergy and lay leaders, announced today that the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, is the nominee for provisional bishop of Bethlehem. The convention at …

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Foretelling

HAPPY IS THE ONE WHO walks otherwise Than in the manner of the heedless Who stands otherwise Than in the way of the twisted Who does not sit in the seat of the scornful But finds delight in the loveliness of things And lives by that pattern all day and all night… Image above (and …

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Church of England releases long-awaited church growth study

Church growth is much like the weather–everyone talks about it, but no one ever does anything about it. Today, however, the Church of England released a report that has been several years in the making. From 2011-2013, they undertook a scientific study to determine what factors were associated with church growth. The results are here.