Day: July 20, 2014

Root causes of the migration crisis

Following pastoral letters from Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings, some churches in Episcopal dioceses along the border with Mexico have been working to meet local needs of migrant people. However, in the media, there are many conflicting reports and stories about reasons for the migrant crisis. At […]

Church history and divorce

As the Roman Catholic Church considers changing its teaching on divorce, and some theological conservatives push back, Lutheran pastor Benjamin Dueholm takes a look at the story of St. Augustine and St. Peter’s wife in light of potential changes:

Whitewashed walls

Psalm 63:1-8(9-11), 98 (Morning) Psalm 103 (Evening) Joshua 6:15-27 Acts 22:30-23:11 Mark 2:1-12 You know, some insults just get lost over time. In today’s reading from Acts, Paul flings a curse at Ananias that probably doesn’t register with us–he calls Ananias “a whitewashed wall.” He also quickly retracts his statement. (“Ooops. Sorry. Didn’t know I […]