Where once the clergyperson was the epicenter for all parish activity, now we are working with others across the Church to empower clergy and lay leadership collaboration, which many already know to be the heart of congregational ministry and vitality.
Day: April 21, 2014
Now that the annual liturgical endurance trial known as Holy Week and Easter is behind us, those of us who work in the church professionally have turned our attention to nice, long naps. But a blogger over at A Church for Starving Artists asks how we, who spend so much time and energy planning these […]
Rafia Zakaria takes on the rise of “voluntourism” vacations, or vacations which combine foreign travel with a helping of charity work, in a column on Al-Jazeera English. She points out that these vacations fuel the white-savior complex that already runs rampant in much of the West, while doing little permanent good for those who actually […]
Chaos broke out in New Zealand during what was supposed to be a charming Easter egg hunt. Organizers expected around 5,000 children, but over 30,000 showed up. This, however, was not the main issue. Problems arose when over eager parents, intent on harvesting the most chocolate eggs for their precious little ones, disregarded restrictions and […]
Over the Easter weekend, the UK paper The Telegraph ran a multipart interview with ++Justin Welby which covers a lot of ground. He further clarifies, though doesn’t really walk back, his earlier statements linking attacks on Christians in Africa with increased support for LGBTQ rights in the West.
Monday, April 21, 2014 – Easter Week, Year Two [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 93, 98 (morning) // 66 (evening) Exodus 12:14-27 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8 One nice thing about being visibly “expecting” is that […]