Day: June 2, 2014

What Should Clergy Know?

Last week, the Cafe published Laurie Brock’s piece about what needs to die so that the Church might find reinvigorated life. Among the items she listed was our propensity to ordain people just because they were ‘nice’, and not because they evidenced any of the skills that made people effective priests. In a stab at […]

Prediction Season for General Convention Opens

Just like Christmas comes earlier and earlier, just like political campaigns start years prior to the election, so issues around General Convention creep more and more into the intervening years. Thus argues Crusty Old Dean, known in the non-blogging world as the Very Rev. Tom Ferguson, who offers his prognostications today about what will be […]

Reexamining Sunday School

Nurya Love Parish, blogging in advance of Virginia Theological Seminary’s eFormation Conference, poses some good questions about the way we structure Christian formation for children and youth in the Episcopal church.   She asks why we continue to assume formation will happen on Sunday mornings, in 1 hour blocks, taught by adult volunteer teachers, then […]

Ann B Davis, Episcopalian, dies

Ann B. Davis, the actress who became famous for playing Alice, the housekeeper from the Brady Bunch, has died at the age of 88. While well-known for her iconic television work, what is less well-known is that Ann was a devout Episcopalian. She had been living in a religious community with Bishop William Frey and […]

Are We Bold to Say?

Monday, June 2, 2014 – 7 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 89:1-18 (morning) // 89:19-52 (evening) Joshua 1:1-9 Ephesians 3:1-13 Matthew 8:5-17 How do the bold voices in our faith tradition summon the […]