Day: March 20, 2014

Arms Wide Open documentary features St. Aidan’s in San Francisco

Arms Wide Open, an 11-minute documentary, explores the lives of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community who actively practice the Christian faith. It focuses on St. Aidan Episcopal and Glide Memorial churches in San Francisco and explores how despite a history of discrimination, LGBTQ people have found churches that they …

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Anti-gay campaigner Fred Phelps has died

“Fred Phelps — the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals — has died, the church said Thursday.” So begins Daniel Burke’s obituary of Phelps on the CNN website. Burke writes that Phelps/ Westboro Baptist Church:

Food from the Abundant Table.

“The mission of Abundant Table is to connect people, the land, and spirituality…” ~ Sam Thomas, board president. Here’s a lovely video from this Episcopal Service Corps affiliate.

Look to God

Feast Day of Thomas Ken The needles of my favorite pine tree are alight with jewels enlivened by the early morning sun. For some reason I think of Moses coming down from Mount Sinai, his face luminous after his interaction with God. His people could not look at him, made him put on a veil. …

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