Day: August 3, 2014

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. * * * And the Word became flesh and lived among us . . . . (John 1:1,14a) Many years ago when I was a kid and The Twilight Show was a brand-new television series running its episodes […]

Single mothers in ministry

As denominations continue to support women in ordained ministry, some churches are beginning to witness-and support-single mothers in ministry: “There’s nothing that points up the traditional conflicts that religious groups have put forward between ordination and womanhood than motherhood,” said Ann D. Braude, director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School. […]

Episcopal Peace Fellowship signs onto Israel/Palestine Mission Network statement calling for arms embargo on Israel

As the number of dead and wounded mounts in Gaza, The Episcopal Peace Fellowship joins dozens of faith-based organizations signing onto the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s statement calling for an arms embargo of Israel:

Rock star pastors vs. the Internet

In a USA Today column, Tom Krattenmaker examines the increased scrutiny celebrity pastors face in the age of social media as increased demands for transparency expose problems: Now, however, there’s a wild card that older-school religious celebrities did not have to contend with. Thanks to the Internet, any disgruntled current or former follower can write […]