Day: May 26, 2014

Summer camps and the future of the church

Wayne Meisel, the director of the Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary in Illinois, believes that one of the keys to reinvigorating the church is summer camp. For Meisel, summer camps serve as centers for spiritual formation and can teach congregations a lot about Christian formation:

Following Jesus @OurEpiscopalMO

The Diocese of Missouri is doing a new thing. Each week, one person in the diocese will tweet on life as a follower of Jesus from @diocesemo. This week, follow the Cafe’s own Maria Evans @mlevans01 from Trinity Church in Kirksville, Missouri.

Was World War I a religious crusade?

As we continue to feel the effects of World War I-the first global, industrialized conflict-Baylor University historian Phillip Jenkins finds that the WWI was understood by many as a religious crusade. In an interview with Jonathan Merritt of the Religion News Service, Jenkins finds there is much at stake for us today:

The Safety Net

Monday, May 26, 2014 – 6 Easter, 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 80 (morning) // 77, (79) (evening) Leviticus 25:35-55 Colossians 1:9-14 Matthew 13:1-16 Our first reading today begins with quite clear orders for …

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