Day: August 11, 2014

God Bothering

Matthew 15:10-28, 10th Sunday after Pentecost, 8/17/14) This is one of those rich gospels that can take us productively in so many different directions. There is the courage of the Canaanite woman in the face of institutional prejudice. There is Jesus signaling the opening of God’s kingdom to all people. But before we turn to …

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Robin Williams has died

The comedian Robin Williams has died. He was celebrated for stand-up routines as well as television and movie roles. Episcopalians may particularly remember his list of the Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian.

Drawbacks of Sunday School

In an article on Patheos, Tim Wright argues that one of the contributing factors to the rise of the ‘spiritual/not-religious’ generation is, of all things, Sunday School. He argues that the pattern of separating children from ‘big people church’ for so many years in no way prepares them to take their place in regular worship …

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Bishop of Nevada, the Episcopal Church and Romantic Individualism

Dan Edwards, the bishop of Nevada, has written a blog post exploring the relationship between the Episcopal Church, and romantic individualism, especially as it relates to the perennial question of the church’s future. Bp. Edwards examines the history of the church. He contends that, in many ways, the structures of the church ask us to …

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