Day: April 21, 2014

Debriefing Easter

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 […]

The problematic rise of voluntourism

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 […]

With Easter egg hunts, come iffy parents

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 […]

The Stone in the Way

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 […]