DeSean Jackson, a new member of the NFL franchise based in Washington visited St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, earlier this week to talk about the need to put an end to bullying. The Washington Post covered the visit, and there is more information on the school’s website, including this: Jackson was inspired to […]
Day: May 8, 2014
The Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion is meeting in London. The most encouraging part of the initial report from the meeting deals with the “continuing indaba” initiative: Canon Dr Phil Groves, Director for Continuing Indaba, presented an update on the project. He said that Archbishop Welby’s focus on reconciliation had added fresh impetus to […]
The five justices of the U. S. Supreme Court who voted to permit sectarian prayers before public meetings failed to imagine how religious minorities experience those prayers, writes E. J. Dionne in The Washington Post. Religious liberty, wrote Justice Elaine Kagan in her dissent, is based on “the breathtakingly generous constitutional idea that our public […]
Young Nigerians girls, one Christian and one Muslim, learn to be friends and work together, despite the division and violence in their communities.
I have worked in the church for more than 10 years now, so you’d think I would understand the terms that church people use. But sometimes I don’t. Take for instance the frequently-stated sentiment that the church must “transform a theology of scarcity into a theology of abundance.” I have no idea what this means, […]
It would be nice if we could all keep Christmas and Easter in our hearts every day, all year, wouldn’t it? Only that’s not the way it is for me, I know. I think my way of living into the Resurrection is to make art that invokes the feeling of that stone being rolled away […]
A statue of Satan may be coming to a spot outside the Oklahoma State Capitol. Stephen Colbert has the story, and an interview with Satan.
The Feast Day of Dame Julian of Norwich The writings of Julian of Norwich, so accessible in this wondrous day of the free online libraries, are some of my favorite things to muse upon. Since she was a contemporary of Chaucer and wrote in English, I have no need of a translation, though it does […]