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 …
Day: January 16, 2014
Day Smith Prichartt writes about an alternative approach to religious education for children:
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 …
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.
Congratulations to the Very Rev. Justin Lindstrom, dean of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City for helping to leaven this story in The Oklahoman about the response of religious leaders in that state to a federal judge striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Carla Hinton writes:
From the Lambeth Palace Press Office: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Tory Baucum, Rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia, as one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral …..
I feel the urge to write a funeral service for my loved ones to use when I die. I want it to be a service that will speak in a simple, joyful language about what it meant to me to be in relationship with God.